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Scavenger Hunt

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Bring your sleuthing skills for the annual Scavenger Hunt in the Exhibit Hall for a chance to win great prizes! Drawings will take place on Saturday afternoon.

Silent Auction
to benefit WSVMA Past Presidents’
Student Scholarship Fund

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Bid on one-of-a-kind items to benefit WSU students. Bidding on silent auction items begins at 12:30 pm and will conclude at 6 PM. Donations are needed and can include artwork, gift baskets, event tickets, resort timeshares, or other unique items. Download the form.

VetFest! w/ special guest
Dr. Andy Roark

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Join the “VetFestivities” Friday evening after CE sessions end. Celebrate the 2017 WSVMA Award recipients, mingle with friends and colleagues, and laugh along with Dr. Andy Roark, who will share his unique brand of humor. Want to raise money for a good cause? There will also be a silent auction to benefit the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Scholarship Fund to support our WSU veterinary students.

Awards will be presented for Veterinarian of the Year, Distinguished Veterinary Staff, WSU Faculty, Recent Grad and Allied Industry Partner. Dr. Roark’s love for the profession combined with his unique blend of compassion and humor make this a can’t-miss celebration event! Hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served.

Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, and media personality. He is the founder of both the Uncharted Veterinary Conference and DrAndyRoark.com. He has been an award-winning columnist for DVM360 and has a successful online training course for veterinarians and veterinary teams. His popular Facebook page, website, and YouTube show reach millions of people every month.

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Morning Yoga

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Set your foundation for the day at 7 am through Kundalini Yoga, Pranayam (breath play) and meditation. Step into a practice that creates physical health, calms the mind and nourishes the soul. All are welcome; no prior yoga experience needed. Please bring your own mat or towel.

Fun Run 2017

Chinese Reconciliation Park

Start your day at 7 am at the 16th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk and 10 Mile Bike Ride with colleagues, family, friends and leashed dogs along the Ruston Way scenic waterfront with panoramic views of Commencement Bay. The course starts at Chinese Reconciliation Park, a ten minute drive from the Convention Center. Ample free parking is available nearby. A $10 donation benefits the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Scholarship Fund.

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WSVMA Annual
Business Meeting Luncheon

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

The 12 pm business meeting is open to all attendees. WSVMA members are highly encouraged to attend to vote for Board of Directors candidates and to hear vital information about the Association and the profession. If a voting member is unable to attend the annual business meeting, a proxy delegate can be designated to vote on your behalf. RSVP required.

WSAVT Annual
Business Meeting Luncheon

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

The 12 pm business meeting is open to all technicians, assistants, and technician students. WSAVT members are encouraged to attend to hear vital information about the Association. RSVP required.