President’s Message

  |   WSVMA News

The Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference for 2018 is in the books.  This year’s conference was a huge success with over 1200 in attendance! Thank you for your participation! Notable events this year include the largest display of vendors since the conference began back in 1909.  There were 94 booths encompassing new products, advances in veterinary medicine, finance, employment opportunities, technician support, international travel and of course many opportunities for some cool swag and prizes galore. There were 34 speakers with...

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WSVMA Town Hall Webinar scheduled – SB 6196 Veterinary Services for Low-Income Pet Owners

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At the outset of 2018 legislative session, WSVMA became aware that the Humane Society of Southwest Washington was moving ahead with Senate Bill 6196. As drafted, the bill would have brought significant changes to the longstanding regulatory framework governing veterinarians and humane societies and animal control agencies. It would have allowed humane societies and animal care agencies to provide full scale veterinary services to animals owned by low-income households. Recognizing that WSVMA would oppose any regulatory change without involvement in a...

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Practice Modernization – Effective methods of employee retention

  |   Practice Management

A growing concern in our profession is the trend of high employee turnover, seen in associate veterinarian positions as well as veterinary technicians and support staff. There is no denying that - in even the healthiest of practices - some degree of turnover is expected, even necessary, to maintain workplace harmony and standards of care. However, there’s also concern about the costs of what might be considered a pathologic rate of employee turnover – direct and indirect costs to the...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Canine brucellosis diagnosed in dog adopted from Renton pet store – KIRO 7 Choose your pain scale – Veterinary Team Brief WSU nursing and veterinary medicine hosting Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic  - KXLY Spokane How to Feed a Cat Consensus Statement - AAFP   Posted November 2, 2018...

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WSVMA Award winners recognized at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

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Over 1,200 conference-goers, exhibitors and guests converged on Tacoma for the 2018 Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference September 28 – September 30, 2018.  Thirty-four speakers presented a wide range of scientific topics plus sessions on telehealth, honey bees, student loan repayment and large animal humane euthanasia. Ninety-four companies and their representatives exhibited in the trade show and sponsored speakers and events.  A special thank you goes to our exhibitors and sponsors for their support of a successful conference. Awards from the Washington...

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