WSVMA News

New WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Class begins with participants from around the country

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The WSVMA is pleased to welcome the fifth class of qualified and impressive veterinarians that have been accepted to participate in the WSVMA leadership program. What is Power of Ten? It’s an initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication and business. The year-long program begins in November and culminates with graduation at the 2020 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. To date, thirty-nine veterinarians have graduated from WSVMA’s Academy. Dr. Kristi Wubben, a graduate of the first Power...

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Class Launches Wellness Podcast Series – Ready Vet Go! Living Your Best Veterinary Life

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The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) announced this week a new podcast series, Ready Vet Go! Living Your Best Veterinary Life. The series is produced by the 2019 Power of Ten Leadership Academy and covers important aspects of wellbeing to better educate and empower all veterinarians. Topics in the series include client education and communication, giving and receiving feedback, student loan management, personal finance, cyberbullying, practice leadership, work-life balance, and mindfulness and stress management. Interview guests include well-known veterinary...

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President’s Message – The wider community of veterinary professionals

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I am excited to be serving as WSVMA President. I consider it an honor and a privilege. I’d like to use this as a bit of an introduction as there are so many members I have yet to meet and get to know. I started my first job in a veterinary clinic in 1979. I treated my first patient as a veterinarian in 1989. I’ve only worked in two clinics throughout my career, and I’ve been at my current one for...

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Final Extension for Power of Ten Academy Applications!

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Applications for the 2019-2020 Power of Ten Class will be accepted through Monday, October 7. The deadline has been extended to allow potential applicants to learn more about the program and speak with present and past participants while attending the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. Do you know a colleague that graduated between 2012 and 2019? Did you graduate between 2012 and 2019? Yes?! Great! Check out this link to learn more about this incredible opportunity. The WSVMA Power of Ten...

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Washington delegates attend AVMA summer meeting

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The semi-annual meeting of the AVMA House of Delegates occurred in conjunction with the AVMA Convention in Washington DC in August.  During the meeting, the House of Delegates discussed and voted on several resolutions and bylaws amendments to better address the needs of AVMA members.  Topics included updates to the model veterinary practice act, the judicious use of therapeutic antimicrobials, sexual harassment in the veterinary profession, pet health insurance, veterinary dentistry, veterinary research, and elections within the AVMA governance. While in...

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Last Chance! Sept. 15 deadline to apply for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

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Attention 2012-2019 graduates! Join the WSVMA for our exciting leadership program! Power of Ten is a WSVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy for the coming year. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in November 2019 and culminate in October 2020. Power of Ten is...

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Meet the candidates for WSVMA Board of Directors

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The election for the WSVMA Board of Directors will be held at the Annual Membership Meeting on September 28, 2019. The meeting will be in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference being held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. Ballots will be sent out in August in accordance with WSVMA Bylaws, and will include a proxy form to sign and return to the WSVMA for members who are not able to attend the Conference. Serving on the current Board of...

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WSVMA accepting applications for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

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Attention 2012-2019 graduates! Join the WSVMA for our exciting leadership program! Power of Ten is a WSVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy for the coming year. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in November 2019 and culminate in October 2020. Power of Ten is...

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WSVMA-PAC wants you!

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Have you been looking for your opportunity to delve into politics? Isn’t everyone right now? It doesn’t matter which political parties your support – this is your chance – the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association is looking for three able-bodied members to join its Political Activity Committee (PAC) Board of Directors. We’ve recently restructured our governance and we’re filling the Board with new members. What does PAC do? The WSVMA established WSVMA-PAC in 1978 as a response to the effects of legislation...

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In Memoriam

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Michael Doherty (WSU, ‘77) passed away on June 29 at the University of Washington Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. He was 68. Dr. Doherty was the owner of Lacey Animal Clinic on Pacific Avenue in Lacey. He owned the practice for 33 years before retiring in 2016. He loved animals and travel, and as an avid golfer, he belonged to golf clubs in Olympia as well as Palm Desert, CA. A celebration of life will be held...

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