WSVMA News

WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy application deadline approaching

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy application deadline approaching Applications are still being accepted to WSVMA’s Power of Ten Leadership Academy. 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 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 2022 and culminate in October...

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New WSVMA member wellbeing benefit – Employee Assistance Program

  |   Practice Management, WSVMA News

Everyone occasionally experiences personal and family-related problems which can make life a difficult balancing act. Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) has chosen to provide a professional counseling resource that is compassionate and responsive in assisting you through difficult times and situations. Stress due to unresolved personal problems, family concerns, or problems with substance misuse imposes emotional burdens which, if untreated, can deteriorate both your personal happiness and success in life. CorpCare Associates, Inc., your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, uses...

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WSVMA 2021 Awards – deadline to submit nominations

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Each year, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) conducts an awards program to honor individuals whose service has contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington State. The 2022 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, Outstanding Veterinary Service, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, and Allied Industry. It only takes a few moments to submit the name of your deserving colleague. Please submit nominations to the WSVMA office using the...

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President’s Message – Personal Wellbeing: Use It or Lose It!

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Recently I have been experiencing some health complications following a surgery, which forced me to take more time away from work than I had previously planned. As someone who has accumulated weeks of unused sick time over the years, more a testament to my choices than my level of health, this was initially a distressing place to be both mentally and physically.  I was not used to being away from my primary focus for so much time and being so...

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WSVMA 2021 Awards – it’s easy to nominate outstanding veterinary professionals

  |   WSVMA News

Each year, the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) conducts an awards program to honor individuals whose service has contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington State. The 2022 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, Outstanding Veterinary Service, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, and Allied Industry. It only takes a few moments to submit the name of your deserving colleague. Please submit nominations to the WSVMA office using the...

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WSVMA DEI Spotlight Interview – Dr. Ken Norris

  |   DEI, WSVMA News

The WSVMA is committed to ensuring the success of the Washington veterinary profession. To help build a healthier veterinary community, the Board of Directors established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative. They firmly believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment creates a space where everyone feels valued, safe, and can thrive. This will directly contribute to practice success by fueling innovation and personal well-being that will ultimately enhance the quality of care we provide to our animals. A standing...

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Giving hope to pets and their owners struggling to afford care.

  |   Animal Welfare, Practice Management, WSVMA News

The Washington State Animal Health Foundation is excited to share a new resource intended to help you better serve your clients who struggle with affording important veterinary treatment - The Vets Helping Pets Fund. The Vets Helping Pets Fund will allow WSVMA members and their associates to advocate for clients in need and receive financial support to be able to provide needed care and treatment for their beloved animal companions. We understand that many families struggle to afford care and our...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – That’s a wrap!

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The Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC) came to a close this year, marking the second successful venture into holding the large meeting in the virtual space. Normally taking up the entire Tacoma Convention Center, PNWVC pivoted to be held on a creative, easy-to-use online platform giving attendees a unique and fun experience. Just under 750 conference-goers connected online and viewed over 150 hours of CE from 49 speakers in seven different tracks. 35 vendors and their representatives exhibited in the...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Board of Governors extends COVID-19 CE policy for non-live CE

  |   Continuing Education, COVID-19, State Regulatory, WSVMA News

At the start of the pandemic, the Veterinary Board of Governors approved the COVID-related policy allowing an unlimited number of non-live CE programs to count towards CE credit. At their Sept. 13, 2021 meeting, the Board approved a change to the policy that extends the allowance until 90 days after the Governor’s emergency order is rescinded. As you plan ahead to get your CE credits, consider attending the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. Don’t miss out on 150+ hours of high-caliber veterinary...

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President’s Message: Covey’s 7 habits for highly effective people concludes

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Greetings and good wishes to all of our WSVMA membership, readers, and friends. We trust that your summer was satisfying, and we hope that between the incredible heatwave, the unfortunate challenges of smoke, and the amazing pace of business activity many of you have experienced in your practices over the past several months, that somewhere over the course of the summer, there was an opportunity for you to enjoy a break in the action and an opportunity to refresh and...

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