Two WSVMA programs can help increase your bottom line

  |   WSVMA News

WSVMA has partnered with Intalere to deliver big discounts to members. Intalere is a group purchasing organization that aggregates purchasing volume from over 100,000 healthcare facilities to negotiate discounts with manufacturers and vendors. Just some of the products Intalere offers include office supplies, computer equipment, medical and surgical supplies, dosimetry badges and much more. Participation in the program also provides a source of non-dues revenue that support WSVMA programs. Contact Art Arnaiz, LVT at (206) 359-1952 or [email protected] and start...

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There’s Always Time for Fun

  |   Practice Management

“We don’t have time for fun around here.” Those were the sentiments shared by one practice manager at a recent clinic visit. There should always be time for fun in the workplace and if there isn’t, it probably isn’t a place many people would like to work.  ‘Fun’ isn’t just a great day riding roller coasters at a theme park - it can be as simple as working in a team environment with an upbeat attitude and positive energy. Creating an...

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Washington State University recognizes three veterinary faculty

  |   Professional News

Washington State University recently honored distinguished members of the University community, including three from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dale Moore, Veterinary Clinical Sciences is the recipient of the 2019 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in outreach and engagement. The award is the university’s highest faculty honor. Dr. Anita Vasavada also received the 2019 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in instruction. Douglas R. Call, global animal health, was promoted to the rank of Regents Professor, which can...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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House votes to eliminate WSDA branding program – Washington Ag Network Emotional, financial toll mounts after blizzard kills 1,850 dairy cows in Yakima Valley – Seattle Times Self-Care Is Not An Indulgence. It's A Discipline. - Forbes Some Anti-Vaxxers Aren't Getting Their Pets Vaccinated. Here's Why That's So Dangerous - Time Pet Dog with Plague Exposed More Than 100 Veterinary Workers to the Disease – Live Science Canine heart disease may relate to legumes, potatoes - JAVMA   Posted March 15, 2019...

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Culture: Every Practice Has One…But Is It the One You Want?

  |   Practice Management

The concept of actively crafting corporate culture has been the topic of many articles and seminars over the years.  In 2016, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) commissioned a study1 performed by the Daniels College of Business at University of Denver to examine how organizational culture impacts veterinary hospitals. Key areas of focus included the different subcultures that exist in veterinary hospitals as well as evaluating how hospital metrics are impacted by culture.  The study evaluated eight areas of sub-culture,...

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