WSVMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee call for volunteers

  |   DEI, WSVMA News

There’s no doubt that the past year’s events have brought a much needed focus into making the veterinary profession more diverse, equitable and inclusive. The WSVMA Board of Directors was the first state veterinary medical association to support the WakeUpVetMed initiative and has made diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) a strategic objective since 2018. The Board has also approved a new standing committee with the following objectives: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is embedded in WSVMA’s organizational culture, systems and...

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President’s Message: Looking forward – What Are Your Hopes and Dreams for 2021?

  |   WSVMA News

Happy New Year to all our WSVMA Colleagues! Congratulations…we made it to 2021. Sometimes it might not have looked like we would, but we prevailed through 2020 and now with the New Year comes the possibility of a fresh start…a new day. Clearly, life has its challenges, but 2020 brought them in abundance.  Across our profession, our members and their healthcare team partners have been constantly flexing, adjusting, and pivoting to provide the best possible service and medicine to the patients...

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What you should know about the Covid-19 vaccine

  |   Continuing Education, COVID-19

Join us on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 7 pm for an informational session on the Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. Carrie La Jeunesse will provide a synopsis of current information on the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines currently being deployed under the Emergency Use Authorization in the United States. The information she’ll share include: Basic vaccine information Emergency use authorization vs. full licensing Susceptibility of different populations Tiered vaccine administration roll-out Side effects and precautions Vaccine resistance, at risk-populations, and health communications ...

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Curbside workflow is everyone’s headache – we can improve it

  |   Continuing Education, Practice Management

Tune in for a series of three valuable educational webinars that will help veterinary practices address the challenges of working curbside with efficiency. Generously sponsored by Petriage and CaraVet, Triaging the Workflow - Using Virtual Care to Solve Your Pandemic Workflow Woes features Dr. Jessica Vogelsang and Dr. Shlomo Frieman who will help veterinary teams understand the multiple ways virtual care tools can improve workflows, drive revenue, and increase client loyalty that persists long after the COVID crisis is over. Friday,...

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What’s New – Jan. 28, 2021 a WSVMA Legislative Townhall

  |   Legislative

The WSVMA is hosting a Legislative Townhall, From Olympia to Your Veterinary Practice – A 2021 Legislative Preview, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at 12 pm. The townhall 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. We’ll also feature a state legislator (TBD) that will speak to attendees. Legislators love veterinarians and welcome...

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