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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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Introducing the 2017-18 WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy participants

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The WSVMA is pleased to welcome the third 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 2018 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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In memoriam

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Dr. Alfred “Bud” Hallowell (WSU, ’57) passed away November 2, 2017 at the age of 85. Dr. Hallowell practiced equine medicine, working in clinics in Ellensburg and Centralia following graduation before starting his own practice in Auburn in 1965. Dr. Hallowell was a thoroughbred breeder and was appointed to the Washington Horse Racing Commission in December 2004 and served until December 2012. Dr. Robert Whitaker (WSU, ’54) passed away November 5, 2017. He was 94. Dr. Whitaker owned Clover Park Veterinary...

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WSVMA 2018-19 Member Services Directory – is your information current?

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Attention Practice Owners and Practice Managers! The WSVMA is currently asking for corrections and changes to your information for inclusion in our 2018-2019 Member Services Directory. We are currently preparing the 2018-2019 edition of the WSVMA Directory.  This directory attempts to be all inclusive for veterinarians and veterinary practices in Washington State.  We are asking all practices to email or fax a list of their doctors to the office, so that we may confirm the information we have on file is correct....

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Leadership Development Committee in need of volunteers

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Are you looking for excitement, networking opportunities, and a chance to learn more about our veterinary profession and the WSVMA while helping others? Join the Leadership Development Committee! Now that I have been voted off the island (or cycled off the Board of Directors for the WSVMA), I can honestly say I am in awe of the growth and changes I have seen over the past eight years I served as Board member.  Due to the hard work of some really...

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