Avoid Common Pitfalls with Your Employee Benefits: Pitfall No. One – Insurance

  |   Practice Management

This is the first in a weekly series of four articles by financial expert Mackenzie Martin. The first article focuses on pitfalls in employee insurance benefits. Articles 2 -4 will focus on pitfalls in retirement benefits, pitfalls in other types of employee benefits, and pitfalls in paystubs.  The intricate, complex world of veterinary benefits and compensation is full of landmines and pitfalls. All employers are unique, and each employee situation is highly individual, creating a lot of space for mistakes and...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Understanding Grief, Bereavement and Loss: Current Theories for Supporting Clients, Self and Colleagues

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, June 18 at 12pm for our webinar, Understanding Grief, Bereavement and Loss: Current Theories for Supporting Clients, Self and Colleagues. Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM, CT, CFE will be our guest speaker. Dr. La Jeunesse’s presentation will provide a summary of current theories and concepts in thanatology (death/dying/bereavement). Myths and outdated theories will be dispelled so that participants have accurate information and sound practices to apply in the work setting. Objectives of the webinar are to: Understand how...

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In memoriam – Dr. Michael Pfarr

  |   WSVMA News

Dr. Michael Pfarr (WSU, ’78) passed away May 2, 2019 at the age of 73. Originally from Spokane, Dr. Pfarr returned there upon graduation from veterinary school where he went to work for his father, Dr. Phillip Pfarr, at the Animal Clinic of Spokane. He eventually took over the practice and remained there until his retirement in 2011. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to ARC of Spokane. A memorial service with reception immediately following...

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Seeking nominations for WSVMA Humane Animal Welfare Award

  |   WSVMA News

Do you know someone who has dedicated their lives to animal welfare, perhaps someone who started an equine therapy program or a successful animal rescue, or who provides incredible service for the wellbeing of animals? Is there an organization that makes major contributions to their community through their work with animals? The WSVMA wants to recognize these individuals and organizations and is seeking nominations for the “Humane Animal Welfare” award which is presented to a non-veterinarian or organization who has...

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Registration open for the 2019 WA Zoonotic Disease Conference

  |   Continuing Education

The annual Zoonotic Disease Conference hosted by the WA State Dept. of Health will take place Tuesday, August 20. It will be held at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PHD is the keynote speaker for the conference. As Executive Director of the One Health Commission, Dr. Stroud's primary focus is educating--locally, nationally, and globally--about One Health and One Health issues. She shares updates about the global One Health movement with audiences around the world and seeks, via...

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