The Future of Veterinary Inventory Management: Process Improvement to Reduce Costs

  |   Practice Management

Running a veterinary hospital is no easy task.  Managing staff, client experience, finances and marketing, not to mention delivering quality medical care to patients, is top of mind.  In general, inventory management gets pushed aside. Having managed veterinary hospitals large and small, I certainly understand how inventory can be neglected.  During my career, the priority in managing inventory was to keep the hospital stocked, with little regard to controlling costs.  If we ran out of a medication or a product, I...

Read More

In memoriam – Drs. Ryan Brown, David Hildreth and Robert A. Williams

  |   WSVMA News

Dr. Ryan Brown (CSU, ’99) died April 9, 2018 at the age of 46. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Brown and his wife moved to Spokane where he joined North Division Veterinary Hospital. In 2008, he purchased Indian Trail Animal Hospital where he worked until his death. Memorials may be made to Basset Rescue, PO Box 13665, Spokane Valley, WA 99212 or Angel Compassion Found c/o Indian Trail Animal Hospital. Dr. David Hildreth (MO, ’70) passed away on December 20,...

Read More

Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals Online Course available

  |   Continuing Education

The Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals (EEDA) online course will be offered for continuing education (CE) beginning July 25, 2018. The course covers the causes and consequences of foreign animal diseases (FAD), how FAD’s are transmitted and introduced, the entities involved in a response to a FAD outbreak, what to do if a FAD is suspected, how veterinarians can be involved in a FAD response, and effective communication strategies. Components of this course make up the USDA APHIS’ Initial Accreditation Training...

Read More

This Week’s Helpeful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Shortage Of Rural Veterinarians Puts Farmers, Food Supply At Risk – Illinois Newsroom Idaho Boy Diagnosed With Bubonic Plague, What To Know About The Disease – Tech Times Vet warns about fatal parasite, urges precaution for dog owners – Why reducing antibiotics in farm animals isn’t as easy as it seems – The Conversation Unions in the Veterinary Industry: Pros, Cons and What to Consider – Veterinary Business Advisors Toxic plant in hay kills 9 horses in Utah – The Salt Lake Tribune   Posted June 22,...

Read More

AVMA ambassador program links local veterinarians with federal legislators

  |   Professional News

WSVMA president Dr. Paul DeMaris along with WSVMA members Drs. Mike Bellinghausen, Jim McCutchan and Annie Norling met with Congresswoman Suzan DelBene on behalf of the AVMA Political Action Committee as part of the Association's new Ambassador Program designed to foster relationships between local veterinary leaders and their members of Congress. DelBene is Congresswoman from the 1st congressional district. They met to discuss various issues including the Veterinary Loan Repayment Program, the impact of tax cuts and the Jobs Act...

Read More