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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De-stressing the team

  |   Practice Management

Between upset clients, distressed patients and hectic lives, it’s common for staff to be stressed.  The key is to help the team find balance so that they are not at a constant risk of being burnt out.  Identifying who is stressed and then identifying the stressors in the clinic are essential to managing stress within the team. Consider the following signs as possible indicators of a stressed-out team or staff member: Have they started or increased drinking or smoking and taking...

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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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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Rewrite Your Story & Enhance Your Wellbeing – Veterinary Team Brief Local customers rate veterinarians for quality and price - KOMO News How to respond when bad reviews crop up online – Associated Press Compassion essential when a pet must be euthanized – Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Rabid bat found at Hollywood Hills Equestrian Park in Woodinville – King County Public Health More dogs being poisoned by marijuana, vets say – NBC   Posted July 13, 2018...

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FDA highlights potential health risks to people exposed to altrenogest products for horses or pigs

  |   Federal Regulatory, One Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting veterinary medical professionals, as well as those who work with horses and pigs, that a synthetic progesterone product commonly used in these animals may cause reproductive system disorders and other adverse effects in people who become exposed to the drug. The FDA is providing this alert because of the nature of the adverse events, some of which have occurred in teenage girls. Altrenogest belongs to the class of drugs called progestins and is...

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