WSVMA News

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!

  |   WSVMA News

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

  |   WSVMA News

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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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy application deadline approaching!

  |   WSVMA News

Attention 2014-2021 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 November 2021 and culminate in October 2022. Power of Ten is...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Don’t miss early-bird pricing!

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Have you signed up for the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference October 1 -3, 2021 yet? If not, do so soon! Early-bird registration rates end on August 31. Don’t miss our more than 150+ CE sessions with 39 high-caliber speakers, 40 exhibitors and sponsors, and a fun Friday night event that is guaranteed to delight and entertain. And even if you can’t attend on that weekend, registration gives you access to view all the recordings any time for up to a...

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy application deadline extended to September 15

  |   WSVMA News

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 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 November 2021 and culminate in October 2022. Power of Ten...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – We Otter Have Fun!

  |   WSVMA News

Join us on Friday, October 1 at 5:30 pm for our We Otter Have Fun Happy Hour, sponsored by the Seattle Aquarium. Conference attendees are invited to a fun hour with host Dr. Gary Marshall. Dr. Marshall will demonstrate how to make specially selected cocktails with recipes provided, including how to make them as mocktails. Next, we’ll introduce the esteemed team at the Seattle Aquarium along with some special aquatic guests guaranteed to delight and surprise you. Don’t forget to bring...

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy

  |   WSVMA News

Attention 2014-2021 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 November 2021 and culminate in October 2022. Power of Ten is...

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