WSVMA News

WSVMA board members participate in annual advocacy program

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Newly elected WSVMA Board of Director members, Drs. Jennifer Bennett and Lindsey Hornickel, represented Washington State at the 2020 AVMA Fly-In, February 2-4 in Washington, D.C. This 3-day annual event brings veterinarians and veterinary students from around the country to our nation’s capital for education and training in legislative advocacy. The AVMA Government Relations Division (GRD) Director, Dr. Mark Lutschaunig, and GRD staff provide in-depth information on legislative initiatives identified as high priority by the AVMA. The three legislative initiatives of...

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President’s Message – Mastery and Autonomy

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The AVMA tends to choose one of the coldest weekends of the year to hold its annual Veterinary Leadership Conference. It was no different this January in Chicago as snow and ice hampered the travel plans of many attendees. Those from Washington State managed to make it there and back fine. Our state was well represented. Everyone expressed that they would be bringing lots of valuable information back home. The Keynote Speaker at this conference was Aaron Dignan, author of A...

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WSVMA 2020 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 2020 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, Recent Grad and Allied Industry. Awards will be presented at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Oct. 2-4, 2020 in Tacoma. For criteria, visit WSVMA Awards Nominations...

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Member Forums have arrived

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Have you been missing opportunities to connect with your local colleagues? Maybe you’ve confirmed a case of canine influenza and want to know if other veterinarians have too. Or perhaps you have a difficult case for which you’d like input. On the new WSVMA Member Forums, you can chat about recent cases, get advice on practice management challenges, inspire others, or put together social gatherings. The forums are there for you to express yourself, learn, grow and connect. To start your...

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WSVMA 2020 awards – nominate an outstanding veterinarian

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At the WSVMA Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference Oct. 2-4, 2020 in Tacoma, the WSVMA will present awards to those that have contributed significantly to the veterinary profession in Washington. The 2020 awards that will be presented include Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Achievement, WSU Faculty Member of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, Humane Animal Welfare, Recent Grad and Allied Industry. Please submit nominations to the WSVMA office using the nomination form no later than May 1, 2020. Be sure to include...

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Calling All WSVMA Members! Board of Directors seeking nominations

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The WSVMA is currently seeking interested members to serve on the WSVMA Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning October 2020. Serving on the WSVMA Board of Directors has many wonderful benefits. Grow as a leader, build your community, gain expertise in issues facing the veterinary profession, influence policy, and stretch your intellectual and emotional muscles. It is truly a worthwhile and rewarding experience. We’re looking for members to run for the Board who are collaborative, open-minded, flexible, visionary, and...

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New WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Class begins with participants from around the country

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The WSVMA is pleased to welcome the fifth class of qualified and impressive veterinarians that have been accepted to participate in the WSVMA leadership program. What is Power of Ten? It’s an initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication and business. The year-long program begins in November and culminates with graduation at the 2020 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. To date, thirty-nine veterinarians have graduated from WSVMA’s Academy. Dr. Kristi Wubben, a graduate of the first Power...

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Class Launches Wellness Podcast Series – Ready Vet Go! Living Your Best Veterinary Life

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The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) announced this week a new podcast series, Ready Vet Go! Living Your Best Veterinary Life. The series is produced by the 2019 Power of Ten Leadership Academy and covers important aspects of wellbeing to better educate and empower all veterinarians. Topics in the series include client education and communication, giving and receiving feedback, student loan management, personal finance, cyberbullying, practice leadership, work-life balance, and mindfulness and stress management. Interview guests include well-known veterinary...

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President’s Message – The wider community of veterinary professionals

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I am excited to be serving as WSVMA President. I consider it an honor and a privilege. I’d like to use this as a bit of an introduction as there are so many members I have yet to meet and get to know. I started my first job in a veterinary clinic in 1979. I treated my first patient as a veterinarian in 1989. I’ve only worked in two clinics throughout my career, and I’ve been at my current one for...

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Final Extension for Power of Ten Academy Applications!

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Applications for the 2019-2020 Power of Ten Class will be accepted through Monday, October 7. The deadline has been extended to allow potential applicants to learn more about the program and speak with present and past participants while attending the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. Do you know a colleague that graduated between 2012 and 2019? Did you graduate between 2012 and 2019? Yes?! Great! Check out this link to learn more about this incredible opportunity. The WSVMA Power of Ten...

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