August 15 deadline to complete WSVMA’s Compensation and Benefits Survey

  |   Practice Management

The WSVMA office receives frequent requests for compensation and benefits information specific to the practice of veterinary medicine in Washington. To answer these inquiries, we are compiling data again this year through our bi-annual Compensation and Benefits Survey. The WSVMA is only a handful of state associations that compile and provide such information to its members. The survey is electronic and the link has been sent to practice owners via email, although a paper survey is available. In order to obtain...

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Enhance your practice management expertise

  |   Practice Management

To enhance veterinary practice management, VetPartners has developed Veterinary Practice Management Essentials (VPME), a free digital booklet available for download. The VPME is a free tool developed by veterinarians, practice owners, and management professionals of VetPartners to help elevate financial acumen, business skills and management experience amongst veterinary professionals. The VPME provides an inventory of management and business functions and skills critical to operating a financially viable veterinary hospital. Topics include: Strategic Planning Finance & Accounting Law & Ethics Human...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Pfizer suspends sales of injectable opioids for veterinary use - VIN Pathogens found in starving orca’s fecal samples – Q13 Fox Pet Insurance Comparison Chart – DVM360 FDA Advises Vets of Percorten™-V Shortage and Alternative Drug Option for Treatment of Canine Addison’s Disease - FDA FDA’s new efforts to advance antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings - FDA   Posted August 3, 2018...

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Averting Problems with a Social Media Policy

  |   Practice Management

Stories about employees who get fired for their posts on social media have become common in the news. The backlash for companies can be costly when a staff member posts an inappropriate photograph or statement. It’s important to have a social media policy in place for your veterinary practice when staff engage with family, friends, acquaintances and even clients, on social media. While it may not seem like an issue now, a social media policy helps to avert problems by...

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In memoriam

  |   WSVMA News

Dr. Michael Leinweber (WSU ‘65) passed away on May 26. He was 78. A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Leinweber moved west to attend veterinary school at WSU. Following graduation and a short period in practice, he joined the Air Force. He and his wife eventually settled in Spokane where he joined Dr. Roger Harder as co-owner of the Garland Animal Clinic where he stayed for thirty years until retirement.   Memorial gifts may be made to Christian Veterinary Mission, Rotoplast International...

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