WSVMA Power of Ten Leadership Class Launches Wellness Podcast Series – Ready Vet Go! Living Your Best Veterinary Life

  |   WSVMA News

The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) announced this week a new podcast series, Ready Vet Go! Living Your Best Veterinary Life. The series is produced by the 2019 Power of Ten Leadership Academy and covers important aspects of wellbeing to better educate and empower all veterinarians. Topics in the series include client education and communication, giving and receiving feedback, student loan management, personal finance, cyberbullying, practice leadership, work-life balance, and mindfulness and stress management. Interview guests include well-known veterinary...

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Governor Inslee proclaims November 3, 2019 One Health Day

  |   One Health

Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation for the State of Washington recognizing Nov. 3, 2019 as One Health Day. One Health Day provides an opportunity for experts and the community to join together in One Health education and awareness. The WSVMA has been collaborating for the past four years with the WA Dept. of Health, WA Dept. of Agriculture, Washington State University, University of Washington, human health professionals and environmental experts to address antimicrobial resistance in Washington State.   This year...

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What am I Eating?

  |   Continuing Education

That’s a great question – and one that can be answered for your patients and clients by attending the upcoming WSVMA premier CE program that features well-known veterinary nutritionist Craig Datz, DVM, MS, DACVN. Dr. Datz, current Director of Scientific Affairs for Royal Canin, will answer your burning nutrition and health-related questions. Featured topics include: Nutrition-Associated DCM: What do we know? Unconventional Diets: A Raw Deal? FAQs in Feline Nutrition: Cats & Carbohydrates, Protein Restriction in CKD, and more Managing...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Diagnosis and Current Treatment of Equine Skin Tumors

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, November 19 at 12 pm for our webinar Diagnosis and Current Treatment of Equine Skin Tumors. Dr. Kelly Farnsworth will be our guest speaker. Dr. Farnsworth will present the latest on diagnosis and treatment of sarcoids, melanomas, and squamous cell carcinoma in horses. He’ll also cover surgical and topical options for treatment as well as intra lesional therapies. Included will be information on farm management and hospitalized cases. A 1993 graduate of Washington State University (WSU), Dr....

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Forward Booking is Best Practice for Your Practice

  |   Practice Management

Forward Booking is scheduling ALL patients’ next appointments before they leave your practice, regardless of the reason for their current visit. Many veterinary practices do a great job of this when it comes to medical rechecks. However, the veterinary profession often falls short when it comes to forward booking preventive healthcare checkups. According to the 2014 Veterinary Hospital Managers Association Insiders’ Insights Report and the 2013 American Animal Hospital Association State of the Industry Report, less than 3% of practices...

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