WSVMA News

Is this your jam?

  |   WSVMA News

Are you looking for a way to be more involved with the WSVMA? Do you have an interest in the relationship between our profession and state legislation? Do you ever think that you’d like to contribute to our profession on a level outside of clinical practice? Our profession has seen extraordinary change over the years, never before so apparent as with the recent global and local events affecting our communities. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we have an...

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Member News

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Lindsey Hornickel, DVM, MPH has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Executive Branch Fellowship for 2021-22. As a fellow, she’ll serve a year-long assignment in a selected area of the executive branch of the federal government in Washington, D.C. tackling important societal challenges and participating in policy development and implementation. Dr. Hornickel has served as the WSVMA Power of Ten Coach and currently serves on the WSVMA Board of Directors. Her departure leaves...

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WSVMA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee gets to work

  |   DEI, WSVMA News

The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) Board of Directors identified diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as an area for growth and added it to their strategic plan three years ago. More recently, in order to maintain momentum in this area, a standing committee was formed to take this work on and move it forward. Committee members come from across the state and diverse types of practice, and we wish to introduce ourselves and outline what to expect from us moving forward. Our members include: ...

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

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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 2021 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 presents April 11 CE program Tips and Tricks for Small Animal Surgery

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Join us on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 12 pm for one of our premier DVM: Masterclass Intensives, featuring Heather Knapp-Hoch, DVM, DACVS, and sponsored by Lakefield Veterinary Group. The first two lectures in this program series will focus on wound healing and advances in wound care that can be used in a clinical setting. It will address decision-making processes in wound treatment and what products are available to help expedite wound healing. It will also discuss surgical options that...

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President’s Message – 2021 is here! Are we off to a great start?

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The Ides of February has passed and we are well into 2021. I think it’s safe to say that most of us are delighted to have 2020 in our rear-view mirror. What a crazy year it was. We anxiously awaited the arrival of 2021 with joy and excitement, certain that the new year would be a distinct improvement over the year just passed. Here at the WSVMA, we have been working on a number of initiatives intended to support our profession...

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WSVMA 2021 Awards – nominate outstanding veterinary professionals

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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 2021 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, and Allied Industry. New Outstanding Veterinary Service Award The WSVMA Awards Committee developed a new award that recognizes a WSVMA member veterinarian who has been an excellent representative...

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WSVMA presents March 7 CE program Feline Better

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Join us on Sunday, March 7 2021 at 12 pm for one of our premier WSVMA CE programs, freshly renamed DVM: Masterclass Intensives, featuring Dr. Margie Scherk and sponsored by Royal Canin. Stress is associated with a lot of aspects of veterinary practice and is often associated with uncertainty. This can be especially true when working with cats. Cats are stressed, clients are stressed, and it can be stressful on members of the clinic team as well. Understanding the experience...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – The Equine Neonate: Treatment in the Field and When to Refer with Dr. Jenifer Gold

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 12 pm for our webinar The Equine Neonate – Treatment in the Field and When to Refer. Dr. Jenifer Gold will be our guest speaker. The lecture will concentrate on what’s normal and abnormal in the neonate. What can be done in the field and what is a situation likely to need a referral. Specific points will emphasize sepsis, hypothyroid foals in the PNW, and neonatal maladjustment syndrome. Dr. Jenifer Gold graduated from a dual...

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Rep. Mike Chapman to be special guest at WSVMA Legislative Townhall Jan.28

  |   Legislative, WSVMA News

The WSVMA is hosting a Legislative Townhall, From Olympia to Your Veterinary Practice – A 2021 Legislative Preview, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at 12pm. The town hall is to provide members with an update on legislative and regulatory activity expected for 2021. Featured speakers include WSVMA President Dr. Richard DeBowes, Legislative Advocate Greg Hanon, Chair of WSVMA-PAC Dr. Mike Bellinghausen, and CEO Candace Joy. [caption id="attachment_19730" align="alignleft" width="150"] Representative Mike Chapman[/caption] We’ll also feature Rep. Mike Chapman from the 24th District in...

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