WSVMA News

WSVMA webinar scheduled to get member input on shelter legislation

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As reported in January, Senate Bill 6196 was introduced that would allow animal control agencies and humane societies to provide full veterinary services to low income pet owners. Currently, they can only provide sterilization, vaccination and electronic identification for pet owners who qualify at less than 80% of the median family income. The WSVMA testified in opposition to the bill and asked the proponents to work with us in the interim to see how together, we can find solutions to provide...

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Donate a white coat for the WSU/CVM Class of 2022

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This year’s White Coat ceremony for the incoming Class of 2022 will take place in August at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with their name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make this year’s White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a...

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Warwick Bayly to join new Veterinary Futures Commission

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Dr. Warwick Bayly, former dean of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed to the new AVMA/AAVMC Veterinary Futures Commission. Comprised of thought-leaders from academia, industry, professional practice and other officials, the group will evaluate challenges and opportunities within the veterinary profession, identify priorities guided by societal needs, and develop evidence-based recommendations regarding potential courses of action.   Posted April 6, 2018...

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President’s message – veterinary medicine disrupted

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I have a word for you. Disruption. I have been hearing this word a lot recently. It is used frequently in the tech sector of our economy. There is disruption happening in veterinary medicine and it has not been talked about much. A big disruption happened to our profession over a century ago when the automobile replaced the horse. I can imagine our colleagues at the time had many anxious moments and some interesting discussions. We are in the midst...

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WSVMA 2017-18 Member Services Directory – is your information current?

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The 2017-18 Member Services Directory will be produced in April. Please verify that we have your information correct by logging onto the WSVMA website and viewing your member profile. If you would like to make a change or update your information, please revise your member profile online, email the WSVMA office or call (800) 399-7862 or (425) 396-3191.   Posted February 2, 2018...

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Update Facebook preferences for WSVMA news and information

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Facebook is making changes to how users see posts on their news feed. Last month, it was announced that Facebook will prioritize posts from friends and family over posts from organizations and businesses. If you rely on Facebook to see news and information from the WSVMA, it’s important you follow these steps to ensure you continue to see our posts: From your computer: Access our Facebook page. Next to the “Like” button at the top, find the word “Follow” or Following.”...

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Puget Sound VMA closes its’ doors: WSVMA takes over free health exam certificate program

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After two years of working to reinvigorate the local Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association (PSVMA), the Board of Directors elected to close the Association at the end of 2017. The once thriving group held vaccine clinics, enjoyed a robust local continuing education program, and had active grievance and public information committees, among others. But they couldn’t fight progress. Thousands of smaller all-volunteer-run associations have faced similar fates mainly due to a lack of volunteers to help carry out the mission. PSVMA...

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WSVMA forming task force to look at telehealth in Washington

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There’s no doubt that the topic of telehealth and telemedicine has dominated veterinary media outlets and high-level conversations at the AVMA, AAHA and other veterinary organizations over the course of the last year. The digital age is posing new challenges and opportunities to the delivery of veterinary medicine that few acknowledged even a few years ago. In response to that, and to help move the profession forward in this regard, the WSVMA Board of Directors approved the formation of a task...

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President’s Message – Welcome to 2018

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Hello and Happy New Year to all! As I reflect on the past year and start to focus on the next, I always have a feeling of nervous excitement. Can I build on the successes while learning from my missteps? I ended last year going cross-country skiing with my family. The muscles were still sore as I started the year grouting a shower. 2017 saw the continuing consolidation of our profession and changes that will most certainly shape our future. We...

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WSVMA 2018 awards nominations – Nominate a veterinary star!

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At the WSVMA Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Sept. 28 – 30, 2018 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2018 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, Recent Grad and Allied Industry. Please submit nominations to the WSVMA office using the nomination form no later than April 1, 2018. Be...

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