At the outset of the pandemic, the Governor’s proclamations restricted large gatherings, effectively canceling large professional development events and conferences that included continuing education opportunities. As a result, veterinarians and veterinary technicians lost the ability and the means to meet their CE obligations for renewal of their licenses. In response, the Veterinary Board of Governors approved a policy that veterinarians and veterinary technicians could make use of preprogrammed materials, e.g., recorded, non-live webinars, to meet all of their CE requirements in...Read More
The WSVMA is hosting a Legislative Townhall, From Olympia to Your Veterinary Practice – A 2021 Legislative Preview, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at 12pm. The town hall is to provide members with an update on legislative and regulatory activity expected for 2021. Featured speakers include WSVMA President Dr. Richard DeBowes, Legislative Advocate Greg Hanon, Chair of WSVMA-PAC Dr. Mike Bellinghausen, and CEO Candace Joy. [caption id="attachment_19730" align="alignleft" width="150"] Representative Mike Chapman[/caption] We’ll also feature Rep. Mike Chapman from the 24th District in...Read More
Do you want a full client schedule, committed clients, and to exceed client expectations, even in a pandemic? Don’t miss this important staff training!
Do you want a full client schedule, committed clients, and to exceed client expectations, even in a pandemic? Don’t miss this important staff training! Back by popular demand, sign up your staff to join us on Weds., Feb. 17, 2021 for one of our most popular training programs, Front Office Boot Camp with Terri Shastri. This full day workshop (5.5 CE) equips teams with the skills and tools they need to keep clients happy and committed to their pet’s health. The...Read More
Is COVID-19 infecting wild animals? We’re testing species from bats to seals to find out – The Conversation Woodland Park Zoo’s newest tiger was one of first animals to test positive for COVID-19 – The Seattle Times Study identifies genetic changes likely to have enabled SARS-CoV-2 to jump from bats to humans – phys.org Report lays out bleak picture for Northwest salmon 'teetering on the brink of extinction' – KUOW Non-Compete Clauses for Veterinarians: Are they Ethical? – The...Read More
As of Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, the WSVMA has received no further direction from the Dept. of Health (DOH) as to where the veterinary community fits into Washington State’s phased plan. We’ve heard many reports of veterinarians getting vaccinated but it’s dependent upon location, city, county, and other factors. Unlike Oregon and California, and despite Washington being a part of the Western State Pact, we are not included in Phase 1A, Tier 2. DOH staff are working very hard to roll...Read More