WSVMA News

WSVMA 2021 Awards – nominate outstanding veterinary professionals

  |   WSVMA News

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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WSVMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee call for volunteers

  |   DEI, WSVMA News

There’s no doubt that the past year’s events have brought a much needed focus into making the veterinary profession more diverse, equitable and inclusive. The WSVMA Board of Directors was the first state veterinary medical association to support the WakeUpVetMed initiative and has made diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) a strategic objective since 2018. The Board has also approved a new standing committee with the following objectives: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is embedded in WSVMA’s organizational culture, systems and...

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President’s Message: Looking forward – What Are Your Hopes and Dreams for 2021?

  |   WSVMA News

Happy New Year to all our WSVMA Colleagues! Congratulations…we made it to 2021. Sometimes it might not have looked like we would, but we prevailed through 2020 and now with the New Year comes the possibility of a fresh start…a new day. Clearly, life has its challenges, but 2020 brought them in abundance.  Across our profession, our members and their healthcare team partners have been constantly flexing, adjusting, and pivoting to provide the best possible service and medicine to the patients...

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Happy Holidays from the WSVMA Board of Directors and Staff!

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The WSVMA and the Washington veterinary profession have become nimbler and more adaptive during the Covid-19 crisis, and we all have exhibited tremendous perseverance within our profession. While WSVMA works to protect you, your practice, and your patients, whether it’s during the Covid crisis or in times of relative quiet, it’s important that we take this time to celebrate and be proud of this community. Ultimately, our fortitude and our collective purpose – firmly rooted in our need for connection, for...

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What’s New December 11, 2020

  |   WSVMA News

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Virtual Events survey. A total of 191 completed the survey. 2020 has challenged all of us to change the status quo and move forward in new directions and your input ensures WSVMA programs meet the desire of our members and the profession. As promised, we have selected one member and one non-member who participated to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Our winners are Dr. Kim Anderson & Dr. Maria Moody. Again, thank you,...

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WSVMA 2021 Awards – nominate outstanding veterinary professionals

  |   WSVMA News

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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In memoriam

  |   WSVMA News

Dr. Joseph Bergevin (WSU, ’60) passed away from natural causes on October 12 at his home in Shoreline. After graduation, he started his own equine medicine practice and in the mid-70’s he co-founded Woodinville Equine Hospital with the late Dr. Frank Merritt. Dr. Bergevin was an early pioneer of equine knee and ankle arthroscopic surgery and in 2002 received the Excellence in Veterinary Practice Award by Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He served on the WSVMA Program Committee...

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