The AVMA asks veterinarians to support equine welfare legislation

  |   Federal Regulatory, Uncategorized

When it comes to horses, no one can underestimate the pivotal role they have played in helping to advance society and move us in exciting, new directions. Now, as these beautiful creatures are mostly used for pleasure or show, it is up to us to ensure that they are protected from harm. H.R. 1518/S. 14-6 the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Actwill make the act of soring illegal. Additionally, it will overhaul the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s oversight and enforcement capabilities...

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Preventive Care Plan survey is open for veterinarians and clients

  |   Uncategorized

The WSVMA, with support from CareCap, is asking members and their clients to complete brief surveys about Preventive Care Plans, also known as Wellness Plans. Not only are we looking for information on how many practices currently offer them, but we also want to know what the general attitudes veterinarians and pet owners have about them. The surveys are open until June 23, 2014 and can be taken by paper or online. The first 100 veterinarians to complete the survey will receive $5 Starbucks...

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White Coat donations for Class of 2018

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

This year’s White Coat ceremony will take place August 21, 2014 at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with his/her オンライン カジノ name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make the 2014 White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a student...

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2014 Auction to benefit the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

You’re invited to attend and donate to the WSVMA Silent Auction on Friday, September 26 in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Yakima. The goal of the evening is to raise money for the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Student Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Fund awards one or more scholarships to deserving veterinary students. This year, the auction will have a “Gourmet Gift Basket” theme. Use your imagination to create a truly unique basket filled with items such as fine...

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Seattle TV news features veterinarians’ efforts to protect client information

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

WSVMA member Dr. Mike Bellinghausen was interviewed Wednesday by KIRO-TV reporter Chris Legeros about King County’s efforts to mandate veterinarians to turn over private client information so they can pursue pet owners with unlicensed pets. Legeros pursued the interview after a colleague saw a petition at their veterinarian’s clinic. The Bellevue Reporter also published a story on May 27. WSVMA and PSVMA representatives are still in negotiation with King County officials and agreed not to speak to the media until they meet again on Tuesday, June 3 at Bellevue...

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