WSVMA News

Introducing the 2018-19 WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy participants

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The WSVMA is pleased to welcome the fourth 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 2019 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. Dr. Lindsey Hornickel, a graduate of the first Power of Ten class and recognized for her leadership within...

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President’s Message

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The Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference for 2018 is in the books.  This year’s conference was a huge success with over 1200 in attendance! Thank you for your participation! Notable events this year include the largest display of vendors since the conference began back in 1909.  There were 94 booths encompassing new products, advances in veterinary medicine, finance, employment opportunities, technician support, international travel and of course many opportunities for some cool swag and prizes galore. There were 34 speakers with...

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WSVMA Town Hall Webinar scheduled – SB 6196 Veterinary Services for Low-Income Pet Owners

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At the outset of 2018 legislative session, WSVMA became aware that the Humane Society of Southwest Washington was moving ahead with Senate Bill 6196. As drafted, the bill would have brought significant changes to the longstanding regulatory framework governing veterinarians and humane societies and animal control agencies. It would have allowed humane societies and animal care agencies to provide full scale veterinary services to animals owned by low-income households. Recognizing that WSVMA would oppose any regulatory change without involvement in a...

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WSVMA Award winners recognized at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

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Over 1,200 conference-goers, exhibitors and guests converged on Tacoma for the 2018 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference September 28 – September 30, 2018.  Thirty-four speakers presented a wide range of scientific topics plus sessions on telehealth, honey bees, student loan repayment and large animal humane euthanasia. Ninety-four companies and their representatives exhibited in the trade show and sponsored speakers and events.  A special thank you goes to our exhibitors and sponsors for their support of a successful conference. Awards from the Washington...

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WSVMA 2018 compensation and benefits survey data released

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The second bi-annual survey was conducted by the WSVMA to allow members to evaluate their compensation and benefit policies compared to those of other WSVMA members. In spring 2018, we asked 754 practices to respond to this survey. We received 160 responses, a 21% response rate. Practice owners were asked to answer questions regarding the compensation and benefits offered to their associates and the practice team (practice managers, technicians, assistants and front office staff). Owners were asked to exclude their own...

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Board of Directors election – your vote is important

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Notices have gone out to members announcing the upcoming election of two directors to the WSVMA Board of Directors. The election will take place at the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. Drs. Jennifer Koenig and Gary Marshall are running for the two director positions. Dr. Koenig practices companion animal medicine and is a partner at Snohomish Station Animal Hospital. Dr. Marshall is a feline medicine practitioner and owner of Island Cats...

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Become a Power of Ten leader! Deadline to submit application extended to Sept. 15, 2018

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Attention 2011-2018 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, 2018 and culminate in September, 2019. Power of Ten is...

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Board of Directors election – your vote is important

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Notices went out this week to members announcing the upcoming election of two directors to the WSVMA Board of Directors. The election will take place at the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. Drs. Jennifer Koenig and Gary Marshall are running for the two director positions. Dr. Koenig practices companion animal medicine and is a partner at a Snohomish Station Animal Hospital. Dr. Marshall is a feline medicine practitioner and owner of...

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Early bird prices for Pacific NW Veterinary Conference expiring soon

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Register for the 2018 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference by September 4th  to receive the lowest price on registration. Join us for an exciting weekend filled with over 130 hours of quality CE, products and services from over 80 vendors, and connecting with old friends and meeting new ones.  Register today and save before prices go up. This is your chance to experience community, ignite your purpose, become inspired and create opportunity!   Posted August 24, 2018...

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Nation’s first clinic to treat animal worker injuries opens in Seattle

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The University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Services and the Harborview Medical Center Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic are excited to announce the creation of the new Healthy Animal Worker Clinic. The Healthy Animal Worker Clinic (HAWC) is the nation’s first occupational medicine clinic dedicated to the occupational health care of animal workers. In Washington State, approximately 24,000 workers have regular contact with animals or animal products. These workers; including those involved in veterinary care, animal shelters, zoos...

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