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  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

The WSVMA Board of Directors has approved a task force to perform a review of the WSVMA’s Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference. If you’ve ever attended our annual conference, you know it’s one of the top state-level conferences in the country. But how can we make it better? How can we grow and attract a greater number of veterinarians and staff, and make greater use of technology? If you’re interested in participating, please contact the WSVMA office. We’re looking for 2-3...

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Rep. Kathy Haigh losing election to opponent

  |   Professional News, Uncategorized

Rep. Kathy Haigh (D-35th), WSVMA past president and veterinarian from Shelton, trails behind Republican challenger and local fireman Dan Griffey in her bid for a ninth term in office. As of Wednesday, Nov. 12, the WA Secretary of State online election results showed Griffey was ahead 512 votes. In a year where many Democratic incumbents are losing their races across the nation, WA appears to be no different. Three Democrats lost seats to Republican challengers this election. The House majority still...

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Build client loyalty with the WSAHF Pet Memorial Card Gift Program

  |   Foundation, Uncategorized

Honor your client and their pet and positively impact your practice by participating in the Washington State Animal Health Foundation (WSAHF) Pet Memorial Gift Program. Benefits of the Pet Memorial Gift Program to your practice include: An effective client relations tool that serves to strengthen the bond with your client Helps you to better deal with the difficulty of client grief Allows your staff to become involved so you can practice veterinary medicine Your charitable contribution is tax-deductible Cards with envelopes purchased in bulk are...

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Rulemaking activities abound with the VBOG and WSDA

  |   State Regulatory, Uncategorized

Both the Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG) and WSDA are in the process of implementing or revising several rules within the WA Administrative Code (WAC). The Veterinary Board of Governors have issued a CR-101, the first initial public notice that’s needed to start most rulemaking actions, on the following actions: Defining the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship Requiring veterinarians to provide a prescription to clients Changing LVT Animal Health Care Tasks to align with WSDA WACs with regard to the level of supervision required when a...

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New Ebola handouts for veterinarians

  |   One Health, Uncategorized

The AVMA announced this week that they have developed two handouts to assist veterinarians with issues related to pets and Ebola. The handouts are the result of a coordinated effort between the AVMA, CDC, USDA, and other agencies and experts. The Checklist for Practicing Veterinarians​​ (AVMA login required) was developed to aid veterinarians who may be confronted with a patient or client who has potentially been exposed to the Ebola virus. The Pet Owner’s Guide to Ebola Exposure​​ (AVMA login...

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