Proven benchmarking tools to help you improve your practice

  |   Practice Management, Uncategorized, WSVMA News

WSVMA has partnered with the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) to make available three outstanding performance resources for your practice. These patented programs were developed by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, which has, for more than 20 years, undertaken cutting edge management studies of veterinary practices in Canada. Their pioneering statistical work has been reflected in the veterinary practice benchmarking and pricing tool model they help develop for the National Commission of Veterinary Economic Issues here in the United States. The three proven...

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Important preventive plan survey to begin June 2

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

WSVMA members will be sent two surveys next month – one for the practice and one for clients – asking for input on the use of preventive plans in veterinary practice. The intent of the veterinary survey is to determine how veterinarians view preventive plans, how many practices offer them, how they’re working, and what barriers may exist to offering them. The client survey is meant to gage interest among pet owners in purchasing preventive plans. By gaining an understanding...

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Make an impact on the veterinary profession

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

The WSVMA’s Political Action Committee (WSVMA-PAC) may be one of the WSVMA's most important political tools in terms of its impact on veterinary medicine in Washington. Think of the recent passage of SSB 5102, which provides immunity for veterinarians who report suspected cases of animal cruelty. Passage of SSB 5102 was possible because of the contributions by members to WSVMA-PAC and subsequent campaign donations made to candidates friendly to veterinary medicine. Our Key Contact program strengthens our advocacy through personal...

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June 1, 2014 deadline to train employees on safety data sheets

  |   State Regulatory, Uncategorized

June 1st is the deadline for ensuring that all employees covered by the Hazard Communication-GHS rule have been trained on the new GHS label elements and Safety Data Sheet format. The rule applies when employees are exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently revised the Hazard Communication Standard in order to improve comprehension of hazard information found on product labels. Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) will replace the current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), which...

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Veterinary Board of Governors accepting applications for veterinary position

  |   State Regulatory, Uncategorized

The Department of Health is accepting applications to fill one veterinary position and one consumer member position on the Washington State Veterinary Board of Governors. Members are sought that will reflect diversity and geographic representation from throughout the state. The Veterinary Board of Governors consists of seven members appointed by the Governor. Five members are licensed veterinarians. One member is a licensed veterinary technician and one member is a consumer member. The Board meets approximately four times each year. Historically,...

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