WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – A 5 Step Formula for Creating a Life and Veterinary Career You Love with Dr. Quincy Hawley

  |   Uncategorized

Join us Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 12pm for our webinar – A 5 Step Formula for Creating a Life and Veterinary Career You Love with Dr. Quincy Hawley and sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Veterinary medicine is supposed to be ENJOYED and not painfully and resentfully ENDURED! Yet, due to challenges that can occur at home and in vet med (and now, with a Super-Sized side of COVID), we can sometimes find ourselves resentful of our choice to become...

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WSAHF supports veterinarians and animals in Ukraine

  |   Foundation

The Washington State Animal Health Foundation (WSAHF) is providing financial support for people and pets in Ukraine. We've all seen photos and videos of the devastating effects war has on all members of a community, including pets. The foundation is directing a donation to Ukraine through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Ukraine Disaster Relief program to protect animal welfare and care providers in the affected areas. We encourage others who are interested in supporting people with animals in Ukraine to...

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WSVMA member publishes wellbeing book for the veterinary profession

  |   Wellness

Dr. Sonja Olson, Vancouver, clinician health and wellbeing trainer for Blue Pearl has published a new book specifically for the veterinary profession. Dr. Olson is the author of Creating Wellbeing and Building Resilience in the Veterinary Profession, A Call to Life, which aims to help veterinary caregivers increase self-efficacy, decrease suffering, and increase sustainability in their mission to support animal health. The book was released on March 17. Dr. Sonja Olson graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine with a...

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Promising treatment for canine eating disorder

  |   Professional News

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine announced this week that Sildenafil, the generic version of the drug known as Viagra, could be the long-awaited remedy for a group of dogs with a rare disorder called megaesophagus. The condition involves an enlargement of the esophagus and a loss of the organ’s ability to move food to the stomach, which leaves food bottling up in the lower esophagus. If left untreated, many animals regurgitate their food and aspirate food into their lungs,...

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WSVMA presents March 13 CE program Pain and Pain Management in Veterinary Medicine

  |   Continuing Education

Join us in-person (yes, in-person!) on Sunday, Mar. 13, 2022, from 12 - 4 pm for our premier WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Intensives, featuring Dr. Tamara Grubb and sponsored by Zoetis.  Pain causes negative changes in our patient’s health, behavior, and welfare. As veterinarians, we take an oath to “use scientific knowledge and skills for the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering…” (from the AVMA veterinarian’s oath), which means we promise to relieve pain. In...

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