Volunteer Opportunities

Our Committees and programs are great ways to get involved with the GVMA and to help advance the practice of veterinary medicine in Georgia. We always have volunteer opportunities available. The time commitment required varies but we will work with you to find something that fits into your busy schedule.

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: Position Open

Wellness Committee

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.

Contact: Dr. Bill Disque (912) 638-9325

Advocacy Committee

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.

Chair: Dr. Vince Obsitnik (770) 487-1338

Student Surgery Program

The GVMA has partnered with Gwinnett Animal Shelter to offer surgical practice to the University of Georgia’s juniors and seniors in the College of Veterinary Medicine. This program helps UGA students gain valuable, hands-on spay/neuter experience while moving abandoned pets one step closer to their forever homes. The surgeries take place on Saturdays once a month from 7:30am-4:00pm. Two supervising veterinarians are needed per event – so please consider volunteering!

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. Duffy Jones (404) 812-9880

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