President’s message – The power of an invitation

  |   WSVMA News

My life has been a perfect example of white privilege. This privilege was not earned. It has only been granted by the color of my skin and the presence of a Y chromosome. As a middle-age white male in America (born when JFK was President), I’m confident I’ve received every benefit possible. Growing up, it was easy to have cultural icons, sports heroes, political leaders, peers, teachers, mentors, and bosses that looked like me. This meant that it wasn’t hard...

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Washington Wildfires

  |   Wellness

The WSVMA has not yet received reports on losses within the veterinary community from the wildfires, but early reports indicate that the large Cold Spring Canyon Fire has been responsible for loss of livestock, feed and supplies. No numbers are available as yet. The Washington State Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) has been monitoring the situation across the state but the Veterinary Reserve Corp has not been deployed. The WSVMA has reached out to veterinarians in the affected areas and have offered...

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Animal Health Import Requirements Waiver for animals affected by Oregon wildfires

  |   Animal Welfare, State Regulatory

The Washington State Veterinarian’s Office is waiving import requirements on livestock from Oregon, allowing these animals a temporary stay in Washington state, provided they do not change ownership and return to Oregon within 30 days. This temporary waiver comes as evacuations due to wildfires in Oregon have placed a significant strain in the state on available stalls and pastures for sheltering horses and other livestock. Facilities that house evacuated animals are asked to maintain records of any animals they take in...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Take a break and relax

  |   Continuing Education, WSVMA News

In the crazy pandemic world of veterinary medicine, you need some downtime to relax, refresh, and reboot. Why not attend the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference and combine your love of learning with taking a respite from the long hours and stress that is veterinary practice right now. You owe it yourself to take that break. Not only do we have masterclass speakers and topics, but we also offer meditation, yoga, and massage guaranteed to calm you and help you relax. Did...

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Make sure to vote in the WSVMA Board of Directors election

  |   WSVMA News

The election for the WSVMA Board of Directors is being conducted now with the newly elected board members announced at the Annual Membership Meeting on October 3, 2020. The meeting will be in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference being held virtually October 2 - 4. Ballots have been sent to all members in accordance with WSVMA Bylaws and include a proxy form to sign and return to the WSVMA. Members can login and vote here https://wsvma.org/proxy/ Serving on the...

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