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As a volunteer organization, our success depends on members who graciously donate their time and talent to support our efforts.

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Board Meetings

Our Executive Board meets each month. All members are welcome to attend. If you would like to introduce a discussion topic, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in advance so we can add it to the agenda.

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Active Committees

Animal Cruelty Education

Join this group of passionate volunteers who select the animal cruelty topics and speakers for the annual PSVMA Animal Cruelty conference. We need volunteers for all facets of organizing an event, from contacting potential speakers or designing the promotional materials to selecting the menu for the meeting or helping check in our attendees. Be part of the only continuing education program in our region that focuses on animal cruelty education for veterinarians and veterinary staff.

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Continuing Education: Regional

This committee’s new focus is to present no or low cost CE by local specialists in a face-to-face dinner format for practical information on timely topics. Volunteers are needed to help organize speakers; solicit vendor sponsors; find and reserve venues; select menu options; promote the meetings to local veterinarians and technicians; assist at the meetings with check-in and set up of audio-visual equipment; oversee the notes, validation forms and other tasks to pull off a successful, fun program.

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Disaster Preparedness Education

New to the PSVMA in 2013, this committee’s focus is to provide education to our veterinary community on how to prepare and react when a disaster strikes our region. With recent hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, disaster management from the veterinary perspective has emerged to a new awareness. We need volunteers for identifying lecturers, topics and venues, as well as assisting with every aspect of holding an event, such as organizing lecture notes for distribution, creating promotional materials and helping check-in and clean up at meetings. Where this committee goes is completely up to its members. Be part of making this new effort a success.

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The Membership committee is what retains our current members and recruits new ones. We need volunteers to help with mailing letters, contacting newer graduates, organizing member confirmations and brainstorming with ways to make joining and renewing efficient and simple. The most support is typically needed in October and November during our membership drive. Join us and help keep PSVMA robust and growing.

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Professional Relations

This committee is typically one veterinarian who reviews complaints against veterinarians submitted by clients. The aim is simply to promote communication between client and veterinarian in order to encourage a mutually satisfying resolution.

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Public Information

This committee performs a great variety of tasks to maintain public information regarding PSVMA for members and the general public. We need volunteers who can check the phone line voice mail and route messages to the appropriate contact; maintain the social media (Facebook;, assist with the newsletter; address public and vendor inquiries; distribute promotional materials for CE, social events and conferences; and address other needs of the public and our veterinary members.

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Technician Chapter

This new committee is a clean slate; hence the activities and function are awaiting development by the technician members. The committee will promote increased membership along with cohesiveness and support for the paraprofessional community of licensed veterinary technician members. Be a pioneer and make this committee the best it can be.

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Sunsetted Committees

Community Service

This committee is currently sunsetted.

The range of the Community Service committee activities is limited only by the ideas of its members. Past efforts include support of the Doney Project that provides veterinary care for indigent pet owners in Seattle, mobile microchipping clinics in cooperation with Safeway stores and historically, low cost rabies vaccine clinics. The committee currently oversees and organizes the PSVMA Free Health Examination Certificate program. Bring your new idea to this committee, and let’s see how PSVMA can help even more animals in our community.


This committee is currently sunsetted.

Its focus is to promote PSVMA to the veterinary community and promote the profession to the general public. We welcome everyone with interests and talents in these areas to light up this committee and pursue these vital goals.