WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Beyond Burnout: Invigorating Your Love of Veterinary Practice in 3 Simple Steps

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, October 15 at 12pm for our webinar on moving beyond burnout in veterinary practice to improve patient care, client care, and overall hospital flow. Chris Bundy, MD will be our guest speaker. Burnout and compassion fatigue are well known occupational hazards for veterinary professionals. While the key drivers of burnout and professional dissatisfaction stem from organizational and systems issues that often feel outside our control, personal resilience factors also play an important role, are within our control...

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In memoriam

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Dr. Pat Gavin (WSU, ‘71) passed away on June 26, 2019 at the age of 72 after battling prostatic cancer. Following graduation, Dr. Gavin began veterinary practice in Ft. Collins, CO and then went back to school for his PhD in Radiation Biology from Colorado State University. In 1980, he became boarded by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in radiation and radiation oncology. Dr. Gavin was on faculty at WSU/CVM for 29 years, serving as Department Chair of Veterinary...

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States Respond to Decrease in Student Loan Servicer Oversight

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Here’s what Inside Higher Ed reporter Andrew Kreighbaum recently wrote about the current administration’s reduction of student loan servicer oversight: “After the Trump administration dialed back oversight of student loan servicers, states have responded to demands from consumer groups by passing new laws targeting companies that handle millions of borrowers' payments.“ Kreighbaum added, “Lawmakers in a growing number of states have sought to tackle student debt as a consumer protection problem. Over the first half of 2019, legislatures have enacted...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Elephant staff members exposed to TB at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium –  KOMO News Spokane emergency clinic’s community blood bank saves canines’ lives – The Spokesman-Review New draft guidance to close gap on use of medically important antibiotics in livestock and companion animals – Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Start charging for your phone time –  Today’s Veterinary Business Veterinarians warn pet owners about deadly vaping dangers –  Channel3000.com   Posted October 4, 2019...

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You Are a Skilled Professional…What’s Next?

  |   Wellness

INTRODUCTION I vividly remember the conclusion of my academic career. I was in a room, participating in a rounds discussion with nine classmates when we were dismissed. As my classmates jumped and hooted with glee, fleeing the room to meet other classmates exhibiting the same amount of enthusiasm, I stayed seated. I recall thinking that I was going to miss the academic rigor and structure in which I had been immersed for the past four years. I also recall being scared....

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