WSVMA member benefit offers counseling support for the entire team and their families

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Everyone occasionally experiences personal and family-related problems which can make life a difficult balancing act. According to a recent AVMA article, 59% of distressed veterinarians and 65% of distressed support staff said they needed mental health treatment in the last year but did not get it. What if getting that support is easy to access, something confidential that’s offered through your practice for the entire team and their dependents? The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) has chosen to provide a...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Are you crispy? It’s not your fault!

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022 at 12pm for our webinar – Are you crispy? It’s not your fault! with Dr. Wendy Hauser. Burnout is a psychological syndrome that results from chronic workplace stress that is not managed. It is characterized by emotional and physical exhaustion, feelings of isolation, defeat and a belief that personal efforts don’t make a difference. Most strategies to manage burnout are employee centered, placing the burden of solving the problem on the employee. This is...

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WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy begins a new year

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The WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Academy introduces its newest class of 2022-23. They held their introductory meeting on Weds., Nov. 9 in Bellevue. Nine members have signed on to participate this year, and they’re joined by team leader Dr. Kristi Wubben. They’ll spend the next 11 months learning about leadership, communication, and organized veterinary medicine while gaining self-knowledge and confidence, which will help bring them greater satisfaction in their career and personal lives. We present this year’s class: Dr. Kristi Wubben,...

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The Well: Intentional Cultivation of Joy

  |   Wellness

Joy is one of our most powerful human emotions. Joy is not synonymous with “happiness,” which tends to be a more complex and contextual experience. Rather, “joy” refers to pleasure and delight, perhaps even bliss! According to the Mental Health America (Create Joy and Satisfaction | Mental Health America (mhanational.org)), “joy” can help to lower anxiety, decrease stress, hormones, support myocardial health, and may even lessen pain. Every one of us as the capacity for both joy and for happiness. Each...

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WSVMA announces 2023 DVM Masterclass monthly webinar schedule

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In January, the WSVMA launches the fifth year of our monthly DVM: Masterclass webinars. Twelve more hours will be added to the growing library of high-quality CE brought to you by experts in the field. As usual, the webinars take place on third Tuesdays at 12pm, and the recordings are made available for viewing thereafter. Recorded webinars come with a quiz that after successfully completed, qualifies veterinarians for 1 hour of continuing education. Topics and speakers for 2023 are as...

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