President’s Message: Covey’s 7 habits for highly effective people concludes

  |   WSVMA News

Greetings and good wishes to all of our WSVMA membership, readers, and friends. We trust that your summer was satisfying, and we hope that between the incredible heatwave, the unfortunate challenges of smoke, and the amazing pace of business activity many of you have experienced in your practices over the past several months, that somewhere over the course of the summer, there was an opportunity for you to enjoy a break in the action and an opportunity to refresh and...

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Ballot initiative aims to postpone deadline to opt-out of new long-term care tax

  |   Legislative

This fall, voters may have the chance to weigh in on making the state’s new long-term care program an opt-in system. The new law as written is a mandatory program with a single opt-out timeframe that is approaching shortly. Workers in Washington only have until Nov. 1 to opt-out, which has been set up to help pay for nursing care and other support services for people who can’t care for themselves. The new 0.58% state payroll tax, paid entirely by employees,...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Can’t make the live event?

  |   Continuing Education

Itching to go to the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference but you’re working that weekend? Or maybe you need that weekend to rest from a hectic week at work? Register to attend but watch later! In fact, if you register now, you can still watch all 150+ CE sessions through Aug. 31, 2022. Exhibit Hall – Just like attending in person, attendees at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC) will be able to talk to exhibitors and learn about new products and...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar – Mental and Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Veterinary Medicine

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at 12 pm for our webinar Mental and Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Veterinary Medicine with Saajan Bhakta, Ph.D., and sponsored by People, Pets, and Vets. This session introduces veterinary professionals to practical and actionable techniques that they can use in their day-to-day practice to manage compassion fatigue, anxiety, and stress. The session also highlights methods that veterinary professionals can use to support peers and colleagues who might be at risk for suicide. While suicide...

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Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program and Veterinary Services Grant Program

  |   Professional News

Washington has had very few applications for either the VMLRP or the VSGP in the last decade.  If you are having trouble recruiting or retaining veterinarians in your food animal practice or you need specialized equipment or support to expand services in a shortage area, consider these two grant opportunities. The VMLRP will pay up to $25,000 each year towards qualified educational loans of eligible veterinarians who agree to serve in a NIFA-designated veterinarian shortage situation for a period of three...

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