Take the survey on potential new veterinary technician training in Washington

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

The veterinary technology programs at Bellingham Technical College, Pierce College, and Yakima Valley College are exploring the possibility of establishing a joint distance learning veterinary technology program to provide training opportunities for residents living in all regions of the state.  The distance learning program would provide veterinary technician training using a hybrid education model that combines online instruction with in-person clinical laboratories.  In addition, students attending the program would be required to work part-time in a veterinary clinic. In order to...

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Drug take-back program signed by Governor

  |   State Regulatory

A new drug take-back program has been signed into law and is entering the rulemaking process with the Washington Department of Health. Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1047, to be funded by the pharmaceutical industry, is intended to reduce overdoses, drug misuse, poisonings, and reduce pharmaceutical pollution by placing secure drop-off boxes in every city and town across the state for residents to dispose of old or unused drugs. ESHB 1047 is the first such law in the nation. Drugs to...

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Save $100 by registering early for the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

  |   Continuing Education

Registration packets have been mailed and registration is open for this year’s Pacific NW Veterinary Conference taking place September 28 - 30, 2018 in Tacoma. This is your chance to experience community, ignite your purpose, become inspired and create opportunity. Paper forms were not included in the registration packet. Download them from the WSVMA website or register online to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting edge topics. Veterinary...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

100 Healthy Tips to Support a Culture of Wellbeing – AVMA Pacific Northwest sees rising number of whale strandings – Seattle Times UPDATE: Horse accidentally severed own tongue; no vandal attack - KOMO News Red panda twins born at Woodland Park Zoo    KOMO-TV 8 rabid bats captured in Washington this year – KEPR News Tick Discovery Highlights How Few Answers We Have about These Pests in the U.S. – Scientific American   Posted July 6, 2018...

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WSVMA bi-annual Compensation and Benefits Survey to be conducted in July

  |   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 preparing the bi-annual compensation and benefits survey to be sent out next month. The WSVMA will join only a handful of state associations that compile and provide such information to its members. The survey is electronic and the link will be sent to practice owners via email, although a paper survey will be available. In...

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