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WSVMA 2019 awards – nominate an outstanding veterinarian

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At the WSVMA Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Sept. 27 – 29, 2019 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2019 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, 2019. Be sure...

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For this veterinarian, leadership development is about more than their career

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Dr. Jessica Work and her family I have often been the shy, quiet type. The one who tends to sit on the periphery of a crowded room, keep to myself, and make eye contact with others in short, fleeting moments. Truth be told, I have always had to make a conscious effort to speak up, reach out, and relate to others. As an adolescent I realized this to be true about myself and have always worked to overcome these tendencies that...

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In memoriam

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Dr. Mark Besola (WSU, ’90) passed away on January 1, 2019 at the age of 52 as a result of multiple, chronic health conditions. Dr. Besola practiced small animal medicine in Aberdeen and Raymond and most recently practiced alongside his sister Dr. Amy Besola at A Small Animal Hospital in Federal Way.   Posted February 8, 2019...

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Calling All WSVMA Members! Board of Directors seeking nominations

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The WSVMA is currently seeking interested members to serve on the WSVMA Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning late September 2019. Serving on the WSVMA Board of Directors has many wonderful benefits. You can grow as a leader, build your community, gain expertise in issues facing the veterinary profession, influence policy, and stretch your intellectual and emotional muscles. It is truly a worthwhile and rewarding experience. We’re looking for members to run for the Board who are open-minded, flexible,...

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WSVMA 2019 awards – nominate an outstanding veterinarian

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At the WSVMA Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Sept. 27 – 29, 2019 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2019 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, 2019. Be sure...

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WSVMA president highlights activities to ring in the new year

  |   Continuing Education, Legislative, Professional News, WSVMA News

Welcome to 2019!  One of the first events of the year is the opening of the Washington State Legislative Session beginning January 14th 2019.  The first bill to be presented is the WSVMA’s HEAL-WA bill. The WSVMA’s Heal-WA legislation grants veterinarians and veterinary technicians access to online medical publications. The 2018 Washington State Legislature adjourned in late March, but the WSVMA bill couldn’t compete with the over 800 bills introduced into the short 60-day session and our bill never made...

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Happy Holidays from the WSVMA Board of Directors and Staff!

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No matter how you celebrate the season, the WSVMA wishes you and your loved ones wonderful, joyous holidays. WSVMA Holiday hours: The WSVMA office will be closed between Christmas and New Year’s, Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The WSVMA will re-open on Wednesday, January 2.   Posted December 21, 2018...

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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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