WSVMA News

PNWVC Socio & Zoom Help Articles

  |   WSVMA News

Welcome everyone to the 2020 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference! This year looks a little different with the entire conference going virtual. Thankfully, we still have all the things you know and love. To make the transition easier, we've included some helpful guides and articles from both Socio and Zoom to make your experience the absolute best it can be. We highly suggest downloading the mobile app and using the web browser app to be able to utilize all the tools provided by...

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy Update

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The WSVMA’s Power of Ten program is in its’ fifth year with a total of 50 participants. Typically, we would soon announce the newest class starting this fall, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and all the uncertainties that followed since March/April this past year, it has been decided to extend the 2019/2020 Power of Ten group into 2020/2021. Therefore, nominations are currently not being accepted for the Power of Ten for this upcoming year. However, nominations will re-open next...

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In memoriam

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Dr. Brian Hunter (WSU, ’79) passed away last month at the age of 66 from kidney cancer. Dr. Hunter was the owner of Hunter Veterinary Clinic in Spokane, which he took over from his father Dr. Fritz Hunter (WSU, ’45) who started the clinic with his wife in 1953. Dr. Hunter was best known for his long-time service to the veterinary profession and local community. He served as the president of the Inland Empire Veterinary Medical Association for 27 years...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Register today and watch whenever

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

The Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference is only two weeks away! Register in advance to access all 130+ hours of premium continuing education, whether it’s live during the Oct. 2-4 weekend, or whether you decide to watch it all later. For instance, register today but watch it when you finally get a few days off in the months to come. Register today and watch it when the house is quiet and the kids are finally in bed asleep. Or watch before...

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President’s message – The power of an invitation

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My life has been a perfect example of white privilege. This privilege was not earned. It has only been granted by the color of my skin and the presence of a Y chromosome. As a middle-age white male in America (born when JFK was President), I’m confident I’ve received every benefit possible. Growing up, it was easy to have cultural icons, sports heroes, political leaders, peers, teachers, mentors, and bosses that looked like me. This meant that it wasn’t hard...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Take a break and relax

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

In the crazy pandemic world of veterinary medicine, you need some downtime to relax, refresh, and reboot. Why not attend the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference and combine your love of learning with taking a respite from the long hours and stress that is veterinary practice right now. You owe it yourself to take that break. Not only do we have masterclass speakers and topics, but we also offer meditation, yoga, and massage guaranteed to calm you and help you relax. Did...

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Make sure to vote in the WSVMA Board of Directors election

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The election for the WSVMA Board of Directors is being conducted now with the newly elected board members announced at the Annual Membership Meeting on October 3, 2020. The meeting will be in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference being held virtually October 2 - 4. Ballots have been sent to all members in accordance with WSVMA Bylaws and include a proxy form to sign and return to the WSVMA. Members can login and vote here https://wsvma.org/proxy/ Serving on the...

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New WSVMA efforts aim to improve animal wellbeing

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Two new opportunities to help the veterinary community improve the lives of animals are seeking volunteers to join us and help make things happen. Are you seeing an uptick in adorable puppies, kittens, and other new pets during COVID?   Many of us are, but do our clients really understand the lifetime commitment of care they are taking on? Do they know what basic wellness care entails and what costs they should budget for in order to provide adequate nutrition, vaccinations, parasite...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News

  |   Veterinary Medical Education, WSVMA News

Don’t miss out on 130+ hours of high caliber veterinary education taking place at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC) October 2 – 4, 2020 and beyond. Register now and gain access to all CE sessions for a full 12 months. The schedule contains 104 hours of live CE and 28 pre-recorded sessions, all accessible through the PNWVC platform. Even if you can’t attend during the weekend, register now so you can have access later to all sessions. Being present...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference – The Benefits of Shifting to an Online Experience

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Opportunities often come out of tragic times. While face to face meetings are what we prefer, holding the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC) virtually keeps us safe and gives us an opportunity to try something new. And who knows, we might even come to like it better. Shifting to online experiences has been touted for years as the next necessary adaptation to give folks flexibility and new learning options. This year, you’ll still experience the same high caliber education you’ve come...

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