Events and CE

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Past Events – 2021

Community Chats flyer

We are pleased to announce a partnered event with New Beginnings and the Animal Medical Center of Seattle. Shoreline Chamber of Commerce board member, Jina Smith, LVT of AMCS, and Neba Zaidi from New Beginnings will chat about “Pets and Healthy Relationships” on Thursday, January 13th, 4-4:30 pm over Zoom.

As your local domestic violence service organization, New Beginnings values every family member even the fluffy ones. We are responsible for our pets, yet they greatly benefit our personal and social health. Many domestic violence survivors have pets of their own who join their journey of recovery.

In our short chat, Jina and Neba will discuss the following:

  • How pets benefit our health and support us through hardships
  • How a healthy partner can support you and your pet
  • How to identify if a partner is unsafe for your pet
  • How New Beginnings supports survivors and their whole family – including pets
  • Chance to ask your questions about pets in your family

We’re hoping you all can make it! You can register for the event here or the New Beginnings website at

Santa PAWS Photo Contest Winners

The results are in for the Santa PAWS Pet photo contest to benefit PAWS – Progressive Animal Welfare Society!

Thank you to everyone who contributed and donated. You can find the full gallery here:

CPR for the Veterinary Soul

Dr. Carrie Jurney, DVM
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Attention all Veterinary Professionals!

The Animal Medical Center of Seattle and Boehringer Ingelheim are excited to be hosting a virtual webinar on Tuesday, November 30th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm with Dr. Carrie Jurney on CPR for the Veterinary Soul. Dr. Jurney is the president of Not One More Vet, the largest wellness-focused charity for veterinarians in the world! Dr. Jurney is also a board-certified neurologist for Jurney Veterinary Neurology in San Mateo, CA.

About the Webinar:

It’s hard to go anywhere in veterinary medicine these days without hearing about problems relating to wellness, mental health, and even suicide, but what is really happening?
This lecture looks at both veterinary personality types and tendencies as individuals, as well as workplace stressors common in veterinary medicine. For each topic, we will explore the literature surrounding mental wellness and veterinary stressors, with an eye to finding real-world solutions to these problems.

This virtual webinar is worth 1 hour RACE approved non-medical CE credit and, thanks to Boehringer-Ingelheim, is completely free to veterinary professionals!

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Veterinary Support Staff Wellness Seminar

Claire Chew, M.A. and Margalit Ward, CEC
October, 6th 2021 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Attention all Veterinary Professionals!

Feeling a little burned out these days? Well, you’re definitely not alone, which is why the Animal Medical Center of Seattle is hosting a wellness webinar specifically for veterinary professionals.

This webinar is approved for 2 hours of non-medical RACE CE credits, and will be presented by the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s wellness coaches, Claire Chew, M.A. and Margalit Ward, CEC. Claire and Margalit will discuss strategies to help veterinary medical team members with becoming overwhelmed during uncertain times and building your well-being and effective ways to recharge through this new “normal”.

Thanks to Royal Canin and Wedgewood Pharmacy, this CE is free!

Alicia Howser, BVMS, MRCVS

Can You Help Me Breathe?

Common Problems Associated with Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) and Treatment Options

Alicia Howser, BVMS, MRCVS
Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Attention Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians!

Please help us welcome Alicia Howser, BVMS MRCVS (Practice Limited to Surgery) to the Animal Medical Center of Seattle!

Dr. Alicia Howser will be joining Dr. Alaina Andersen and Dr. Kelly Liwski in our surgery department and to welcome her, we will be hosting a webinar! Also, thanks to our friends at Royal Canin, All attendees are automatically enrolled in our CE raffle to win a $250 Amazon gift card!

This CE lecture will provide 1-hour RACE approved credit.

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Protein Losing Enteropathies in Dogs

Alison Khoo, BSc, BVMS, DACVIM
Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Attention Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians!

Please join us on Tuesday, August 24th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00p.m. for a FREE live continuing education webinar, presented by the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Alison Khoo.

1-hour WSBOG CE credit for attendee’s

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MEOW Cat Rescue’s Annual Auction & Fundraiser

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

The Animal Medical Center of Seattle is a proud sponsor of MEOW Cat Rescue’s upcoming annual auction and fundraiser—all to benefit the cats and dogs of MEOW! Their “Fine Wines & Felines” event is their major fundraiser for the year and it’s just around the corner with silent bidding beginning August 7 and a live stream event on August 14. Join us! Head over to to find out more!

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2021 Fur Wheel Drive and Furry 5k

Help fill it up!
Sunday, June 13th, 2021

It’s time again for the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s annual Fur Wheel Drive, where we fill our car with donations to benefit the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation’s Furry 5k event. Once again, this year’s Furry 5k will be going virtual, which means you can join the 5k wherever you feel safe!

Donations for the Fur Wheel Drive can be dropped off until Saturday, June 12th at Crown Hill Pet Supply – 9053 Holman Rd NW, Seattle, WA 98117 and Pet Adventure – 22803 44th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

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2021 PAWSWalk

Exercise Your Heart for Animals
May 23rd to June 12th, 2021

The Animal Medical Center of Seattle is proud to be a sponsor for the 2021 PAWSWalk Exercise Your Hear for Animals! This is a 21-day wellness challenge from May 23rd to June 12th that you complete from the safety and comfort of home. Participants will have a weekly wellness challenges to accomplish alongside their beloved furry companions. Together, we will exercise our hearts for animals and raise critical funds during the peak summer baby season at PAWS.

Beryl Swanson, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Recognizing and Managing Common Brain Diseases in Dogs and Cats

Beryl Swanson, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Friday, May 28th, 2021

Attention Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians!

Please join us on Friday, May 28th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for a live continuing education webinar, presented by the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s neurologists, Dr. Beryl Swanson.

1-hour WSVBOG CE credit for attendees.

Tanya Donovan, DVM, DACVIM

Management of Lower Urinary Tract Conditions

Tanya Donovan, DVM, DACVIM
Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Attention Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians!

Please join us on Thursday, April 15th from 7:00 am to 8:00 am for a live continuing education webinar, presented by the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Tanya Donovan.

1-hour WSBOG CE credit for attendee’s

Diane Carle, DVM, DAVDC

Dental Radiography – Tips and Tricks Webinar

Diane Carle, DVM, DAVDC
Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

Attention Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians!

We invite you to virtually join the Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s veterinary dentist, Diane Carle, DVM, DAVDC, for an evening webinar! In this lecture, Dr. Carle will be discussing dental radiography for veterinary professionals. This talk is targeted to veterinarians and veterinary technicians just starting with dental radiography who want to increase their proficiency in taking dental radiographs in dogs and cats. We will also look at some common radiographic findings and discuss their clinical significance.

1 Hour WSVBOG CE Credit

Alaina Andersen, DVM

Soft Tissue Closure and Ligation in Common Abdominal Procedures

Speakers: Dr. Alaina Andersen, DVM & Dr. Kelly Liwski, DVM
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Abdominal procedures are the most common type of surgery performed in small animal practice. There are constant changes in the types of materials available for closure and ligation, from suture to staplers and even the newer vessel-sealing devices such as the LigaSure. We will discuss the various options and recommendations for the most common abdominal procedures to help guide intraoperative and inventory choices. We will also review the use of a LigaSure for OVH and splenectomy, as well as give a step-by-step outline for rapid intestinal resection and anastomosis using a GIA stapling device.

Heather Edginton, DVM, DACVD

Managing the Allergic Patient – WSVMA Webinar

Speaker: Heather Edginton, DVM, DACVD
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

In this lecture we will look at how to accurately diagnose and treat cat and dog allergies. We will go over the differences in treatment options between the two species and also examine what can be done in extreme cases of allergies that are not responding to common treatment modalities. Also, we will discuss common and uncommon ways allergies can manifest.

WSVMA members are free, and it’s $15 for non-members.

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Santa PAWS Photo Contest

The Animal Medical Center of Seattle is excited to announce our partnership with PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) for a Santa PAWS Pet Photo Contest!

The three categories are Overall Best Dog Photo, Overall Best Cat Photo and Dog and Cat BFFs Photo.

Animal Medical Center will announce the winners and share a Facebook Album of all the festive photos submitted on January 8, 2021.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Look at our awesome Santa PAWS photos!

Thank you for your generosity, we raised $2,341 for PAWS!