Committees and Task Forces
The GVMA has several committees and task forces working on an ever-changing series of issues. Committees work on ongoing projects or programs while task forces are very dynamic committee organizations that change by the day. They are appointed by the president as a need arises for a well defined mission and time frame.
This is a wonderful way to get involved with the GVMA and to help advance the practice of veterinary medicine in Georgia and we always have volunteer opportunities available. The time commitment required varies but we probably have something that would fit into your schedule. If you are interested in joining one of these groups or if you have an issue you think should be addressed, contact the GVMA office at 800-853-1625.
Academy for Continuing Education
The academy develops and coordinates continuing education activities for Georgia veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and staff. Suggestions for speakers, topics, or locations are always welcome.
Chair: Dr. Corrie Barker (706) 310-1231
Budget & Audit Committee
The Budget & Finance Committee is charged with the financial health of the association. The committee is familiar with the resources and assets of the association and will make recommendations on expenditures and investments, including developing an annual budget for the Board of Directors to review.
Treasurer: Dr. Spencer Tally (770) 386-5066
Chair: Dr. Sarah Wheat (770) 460-8166
Young Professionals Committee
This committee serves both veteinrary students at the University of Georgia through the GVMA Student Chapter as well as veterinarians who have graduated within the last 10 years.
The Wellness Committee’s charter is to identify, verify, assist and support veterinarians, family members or staff members who are impaired by reason of their addiction to or abuse of drugs, including alcohol. The committee also serves as an advocate for the impaired person with the family, state board, peers, employers and government enforcement agencies. Confidential assistance is available 24 hours a day by calling Dr. Bill Disque (912) 638-9325
This group of dedicated individuals acts as a watchdog for legislation affecting all veterinarians in the state of Georgia. They direct GVMA lobbying efforts, which provides financial support for legislators championing our interest.
Point of contact: Dr. Vince Obsitnik (770) 487-1338