Members in the News

  |   WSVMA News

Congratulations to the following WSVMA members who received WSU/CVM’s Jerry Newbrey Teaching Scholar award in 2016: Drs. Annie Chen-Allen, Tamara Grubb, Robert Mealey and Katherine Wardrop. The Newbrey Teaching Scholar is awarded for excellence in teaching during the first three years of the veterinary core curriculum....

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This Week’s Helpful Links

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Alvogen Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Clindamycin Injection Due to a Potential for a Lack of Sterility Assurance – FDA Rawhide recall just got a lot bigger - FDA Wolf bites off arm of Thurston County boy – The Olympian Shortage of Public Health Veterinarians Could Threaten Food Safety - Drovers Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo announces birth of new baby giraffe – Seattle Times...

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Member input needed on potential new member benefit: online access to current, authoritative clinical information and educational resources

  |   WSVMA News

Veterinarians in private practice generally don’t have access to large collections of journals similar to human physicians. As a result, veterinarians rely on textbooks, conferences and online discussion forums like VIN for new information. Textbooks, expert opinion and discussion forums do not always provide the highest level of evidence for clinical decision making. The WSVMA is looking to change that by seeking access to a Washington-based service for healthcare providers. Health Evidence Resource for Washington State (HEAL-WA) is an affordable online...

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New reminder tool to get inactive clients back in the door

  |   Practice Management

Need help getting lapsed clients back in the door? Partners for Healthy Pets’ new inactive client reminder program is designed to do just that with proven success in reengaging clients who have been absent from their veterinary practices. Within six months of implementing the reminder program, participating veterinary practices: Generated an average of 128 patient visits from formerly inactive clients. Had an overall 8.5% inactive-client response rate (percentage of clients who responded to the email and brought their pets in...

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World-renown equine behaviorist to speak at Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

  |   Continuing Education

The WSVMA is pleased to announce Gemma Pearson, BVMS, CERT AVP, MScR will speak on Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30, on equine behavior at the upcoming Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. A graduate of University of Glasgow, Dr. Pearson is the Senior Training Scholar in Equine Practice and runs the Equine Behavior Service at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh. She has over 15 years of experience in working with equine behavior cases. Dr. Pearson’s presentations...

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