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WSVMA president, Dr. Paul DeMaris, has been appointed to the Regional Advisory Council on Veterinary Medicine on Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) representing the state of Washington, where he will serve a three-year term. The purpose of the WICHE Regional Advisory Council on Veterinary Medicine is to provide a forum for communication and liaison between and among the Compact and affiliated states and the schools of veterinary medicine in the region, in order that the needs of the...

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Seeking nominations for WSVMA Humane Animal Welfare Award

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The WSVMA is seeking nominations for the “Humane Animal Welfare” award which is presented to a non-veterinarian or organization who has advanced animal welfare through extraordinary service. Do you know someone who has dedicated their lives to animal welfare, perhaps someone who started an equine therapy program, runs a successful dog or cat rescue, or provides extraordinary service for the wellbeing of animals?  The WSVMA wants to recognize these individuals and organizations. Download and complete the form and include a thorough...

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In memoriam

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Dr. Ryan Brown (CSU, ’99) passed away on April 9, 2018 at the age of 46. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Brown moved to Spokane and began practice at North Division Veterinary Hospital. In 2008, he purchased Indian Trails Veterinary Clinic and eventually grew it to a five-doctor practice with a new facility built in 2015. Donations in his honor may be made to Basset Rescue, PO Box 13665, Spokane Valley, WA 99212 or Angel Compassion Found c/o Indian...

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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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