WSVMA News

WSVMA 2018 compensation and benefits survey data released

  |   WSVMA News

The second bi-annual survey was conducted by the WSVMA to allow members to evaluate their compensation and benefit policies compared to those of other WSVMA members. In spring 2018, we asked 754 practices to respond to this survey. We received 160 responses, a 21% response rate. Practice owners were asked to answer questions regarding the compensation and benefits offered to their associates and the practice team (practice managers, technicians, assistants and front office staff). Owners were asked to exclude their own...

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Board of Directors election – your vote is important

  |   WSVMA News

Notices have gone out to members announcing the upcoming election of two directors to the WSVMA Board of Directors. The election will take place at the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. Drs. Jennifer Koenig and Gary Marshall are running for the two director positions. Dr. Koenig practices companion animal medicine and is a partner at Snohomish Station Animal Hospital. Dr. Marshall is a feline medicine practitioner and owner of Island Cats...

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Become a Power of Ten leader! Deadline to submit application extended to Sept. 15, 2018

  |   WSVMA News

Attention 2011-2018 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, 2018 and culminate in September, 2019. Power of Ten is...

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Board of Directors election – your vote is important

  |   WSVMA News

Notices went out this week to members announcing the upcoming election of two directors to the WSVMA Board of Directors. The election will take place at the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. Drs. Jennifer Koenig and Gary Marshall are running for the two director positions. Dr. Koenig practices companion animal medicine and is a partner at a Snohomish Station Animal Hospital. Dr. Marshall is a feline medicine practitioner and owner of...

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Early bird prices for Pacific NW Veterinary Conference expiring soon

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

Register for the 2018 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference by September 4th  to receive the lowest price on registration. Join us for an exciting weekend filled with over 130 hours of quality CE, products and services from over 80 vendors, and connecting with old friends and meeting new ones.  Register today and save before prices go up. This is your chance to experience community, ignite your purpose, become inspired and create opportunity!   Posted August 24, 2018...

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Nation’s first clinic to treat animal worker injuries opens in Seattle

  |   WSVMA News

The University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Services and the Harborview Medical Center Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic are excited to announce the creation of the new Healthy Animal Worker Clinic. The Healthy Animal Worker Clinic (HAWC) is the nation’s first occupational medicine clinic dedicated to the occupational health care of animal workers. In Washington State, approximately 24,000 workers have regular contact with animals or animal products. These workers; including those involved in veterinary care, animal shelters, zoos...

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WSVMA accepting applications for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

  |   WSVMA News

Attention 2011-2018 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, 2018 and culminate in September, 2019. Power of Ten is...

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In memoriam

  |   WSVMA News

Dr. Michael Leinweber (WSU ‘65) passed away on May 26. He was 78. A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Leinweber moved west to attend veterinary school at WSU. Following graduation and a short period in practice, he joined the Air Force. He and his wife eventually settled in Spokane where he joined Dr. Roger Harder as co-owner of the Garland Animal Clinic where he stayed for thirty years until retirement.   Memorial gifts may be made to Christian Veterinary Mission, Rotoplast International...

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WSVMA accepting applications for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

Attention 2011-2018 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, 2018 and culminate in September, 2019. Power of Ten is...

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Take WSVMA’s bi-annual Compensation and Benefits Survey

  |   WSVMA News

The WSVMA office receives frequent requests for compensation and benefits information specific to the practice of veterinary medicine in Washington. To answer these inquiries, we are compiling data again this year through our bi-annual Compensation and Benefits Survey. The WSVMA is only a handful of state associations that compile and provide such information to its members. The survey is electronic and the link has been sent to practice owners via email, although a paper survey is available. In order to obtain...

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