ADVOCACY & INFORMATION
Advocating for WA Veterinarians and Animals
The WSVMA legislative advocate and staff monitor the legislative issues and potential rule changes that affect each and every veterinarian. This allows an unmatched presence and influence for veterinarians in Olympia, within the legislature, the Veterinary Board of Governors, and other regulatory agencies affecting our profession. The WSVMA has saved WSVMA members over $8 million since 1985.
Public Relations for the Veterinary Profession
The WSVMA employs a public affairs director to work with media and increase public awareness of important topics as well as to promote veterinarians and the value of veterinary services.
Quick Answers to Tough Questions
A visit to the WSVMA website or one call to our helpline (800) 399-7862 or (425) 396-3191 can save you dozens of calls and valuable time. The WSVMA staff is a trained and available resource whenever you have a question or concern.
Up to the Minute News and Information
WA Veterinarian Magazine is the association’s official publication dedicated to keeping members informed on veterinary issues in the state and around the country. The electronic format allows members to be informed at a moment’s notice when urgent issues arise.
WSVMA.org – a Premier Veterinary Resource
The WSVMA website provides the latest news, client resources, classifieds, events and information at the touch of a button. Through the Members Only log in, access resources on the topics of animal welfare, public health, practice management, legal questions, wellbeing, and being a new doctor.
The WSVMA website houses a private roster of veterinarians licensed in Washington.
Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference
The WSVMA presents the premier veterinary conference in the northwest corner of the United States. Two and a half days of innovative education designed to advance skills, improve practice, increase wellbeing and train the complete veterinarian. WSVMA members receive significantly lower rates than non-members to attend.
Cutting Edge CE Programs
The WSVMA provides cutting edge continuing education to help members stay abreast of the latest advances in veterinary medicine. Choose from high-quality programming on medicine, practice management, health & wellbeing, and more. WSVMA members receive significantly lower rates than non-members to attend quality continuing education programs.
The WSVMA publishes brochures for you to share with your clients such as Spay & Neuter, If You Lose a Pet, Infectious Diseases, and more. Download them off the WSVMA website.
Members receive confidential help for personal issues through the WSVMA-endorsed Washington Physician’s Health Program. Such issues may include and are not limited to depression, anxiety or substance abuse.
Members have access on the WSVMA website to a variety of resources that address professional wellness issues.