WSVMA News

In memoriam

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Dr. John Traber (CSU, ’56) passed away on August 30 at the age of 85. Dr. Traber was an equine veterinarian and co-owner of the Traber-Bergsma-Simkins veterinary practice established at Longacres racetrack in 1974. He served the Longacres Veterinary Association, Washington State Horse Racing Commission, and the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association. A celebration honoring Dr. Traber’s contributions will be held on April 7, 2018 at Emerald Downs Race Track in Auburn.   October 13, 2017...

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In memoriam

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We are sad to report that Dr. Dan DeWeert passed away Tuesday due to complications from ALS.  Dr. DeWeert was a WSVMA Past President and recipient of Veterinarian of the Year in 2012. Services will be held at Beaver Creek Cemetery in Twisp, WA on Friday, September 22 at 12pm, with a celebration of life to follow at the Pipestone Canyon Ranch Event Center, also in Twisp. You can find more information on Valley Veterinary Hospital,s Facebook page here.  Tax-deductible donations in...

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2017 Auction to benefit the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund

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You’re invited to attend and donate to the WSVMA Silent Auction on Friday, September 29 in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. The goal of the evening is to raise money for the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Fund awards one or more scholarships to deserving veterinary students. Our goal is to raise over $10,000. Use your imagination to create a truly unique donation such as travel experiences, football tickets, fine wine, art,...

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Vote for WSVMA Board of Directors candidates

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The election for the WSVMA Board of Directors will be held at the Annual Membership Meeting on September 30, 2017. The meeting will be in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference being held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. Ballots were sent out last week in accordance with WSVMA Bylaws, and 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 Directors include...

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Member News

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Dr. Lisa Parshley, WSVMA immediate past president and veterinary oncologist from Olympia, is running for Olympia City Council, position 5.  The three pillars of her campaign include business for the people, healthy community/environment and a responsible downtown. Donations to her campaign can be made on the Lisa Parshley for Olympia website. WSU/CVM Dean Bryan Slinker has been installed as a new liaison to the Board of Directors of American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, representing the Association of Public and Land...

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

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Attention 2010-2017 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 October, 2017 and culminate in September, 2018. Power of Ten is...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference & Trade Show – Registration now open!

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Online registration is open for this year’s Pacific NW Conference taking place September 29 – October 1, 2017 in Tacoma. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting edge topics. In addition to a full program of scientific small animal, large animal and equine tracks, sessions will be offered on a variety of topics including the truth about service animals, the technician shortage, and drug policies in a...

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In memoriam

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Dr. G. Gary Duskin (WSU, ’61) passed away on August 2 at the age of 80. Dr. Duskin was a respected equine practitioner and a co-founder of Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish. He served on the WSVMA Executive Board and became president of the Association in 1985. In addition, he represented Washington to the AVMA House of Delegates in the 1990’s. Dr. Duskin was also the recipient of the WSVMA Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2000. His Memorial Service...

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

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Attention 2010-2017 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 October, 2017 and culminate in September, 2018. Power of Ten is...

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

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Attention 2010-2017 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 October, 2017 and culminate in September, 2018. Power of Ten is...

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