King County Council’s GAO Committee hears mandatory reporting issue

  |   State Regulatory, Uncategorized

Council members from King County Council’s General Accounting and Oversight Committee met Tuesday, July 22, 2014 to hear an update from officials at Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) as to the proposed plans to increase pet licensure, including forcing veterinarians to report private client information. WSVMA and PSVMA representatives had the opportunity to speak during the public comment period and provided feedback on why forcing veterinarians to report clients is a bad idea. Dr. Mike Bellinghausen, Dr. Henk Kunnen,...

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2014 Auction to benefit the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

You’re invited to attend and donate to the WSVMA Silent Auction on Friday, September 26 in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Yakima. The goal of the evening is to raise money for the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Fund awards one or more scholarships to deserving veterinary students. This year, the auction will have a “Gourmet Gift Basket” theme. Use your imagination to create a truly unique basket filled with items such as fine...

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Fires in eastern Washington and disaster deployment

  |   Uncategorized

The Carlton Complex and Mills Canyon fires in eastern Washington have destroyed homes and put people and animals at risk. When there’s a disaster of this nature, or one like the Oso mudslide, it’s natural for veterinarians and staff to consider volunteering. Before you pack your gear, there are some things to know about disaster and emergency management. Never self-deploy. There is an incident command system where each group and volunteer must fold in with the lead agency. Volunteers are required...

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White Coat donations for Class of 2018

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

This year’s White Coat ceremony will take place August 21, 2014 at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with his/her name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make the 2014 White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a student from your local...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference & Trade Show – Registration now open!

  |   Continuing Education, Uncategorized

Online registration is open for this year’s WSVMA Annual Conference taking place September 26-28, 2014 in Yakima. Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will be presenting a variety of cutting edge topics. In addition to a full program of scientific small animal, large animal and equine tracks, sessions will be offered on a variety of topics including accreditation, marijuana, marketing, and wellness plans. Practice management CE includes a full day of safety and regulatory...

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