WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Slow Down to Speed Up: How to Create Practice Efficiency with Dr. Wendy Hauser

  |   Uncategorized

Join us Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 12pm for our webinar – Slow Down to Speed Up: How to Create Practice Efficiency with Dr. Wendy Hauser and sponsored by ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. The pressures of the COVID pandemic influenced and changed how veterinary hospitals conducted business. In veterinary hospitals, the pandemic unmasked operational inefficiencies. What had been inconvenient before became painful and unpleasant during the pandemic. In this webinar, we will explore factors that drive hospital inefficiency and introduce...

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WSVMA Board votes to support the Gender Identity Bill of Rights

  |   DEI

At their May 24, 2022 meeting, the WSVMA Board of Directors voted to sign on in support of the Gender Identity Bill of Rights (GIBOR). GIBOR, written by Pride Veterinary Medical Community (VMC) members Drs. Erika Lin-Hendel, Ewan Wolff, and Jenna Ward are meant to address inequality and inequity within the veterinary profession. Released in June 2021, GIBOR outlines the basic rights needed for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people to exist in the veterinary profession. GIBOR highlights the correct name and pronoun...

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Do you have a client in need?

  |   Animal Health, Foundation

In 2021, the Washington State Animal Health Foundation launched a new resource intended to help you better serve your clients who struggle with affording important veterinary treatment – The Vets Helping Pets Fund. The Vets Helping Pets Fund allows WSVMA members and their associates to advocate for clients in need and receive financial support to be able to provide needed care and treatment for their beloved animal companions. Many families struggle to afford care and our goal is to create a robust...

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Okanogan and Whatcom join counties with confirmed bird flu cases

  |   Animal Health

Washington state now has eight confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1. The latest two come from Okanogan and Whatcom counties. State veterinarians are urging flock owners to be hyper-vigilant in ensuring there is no farm-to-farm transfer of the virus from infected flocks and to eliminate exposure of domestic flocks to wild birds as much as possible. The two most recent cases of HPAI were in non-commercial backyard flocks and were confirmed yesterday afternoon, May 12. Flock owners contacted the Washington...

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Backyard flocks infected with avian flu total six, more under investigation

  |   Animal Health

Two more detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1, this time in Clallam County, make six affected flocks in Washington state. With a half-dozen cases since the first confirmed detection less than a week ago, biosecurity has never been more important for bird owners. State veterinarians are urging flock owners to be hyper-vigilant in ensuring there is no farm-to-farm transfer of the virus from infected flocks and eliminate exposure of domestic flocks to wild birds as much as possible. “With so...

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