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The holidays are just around the corner, do you plan to take some time off? Below are resources to help you find a relief veterinarian: The GVMA has a listings on members who provide relief work! Can you access our online directory here, a GVMA member benefit. If you are member who would like to list yourself as a relief vet, simply log into your GVMA account and select which counties you would like to be listed under. Additional listings can be made through the Career Center, if you need...

From the AVMA: SUPPORT-Act-Memo-Nov-1-2019-Final (PDF version) Applicability of the SUPPORT Act to Veterinarians November 1, 2019 The DEA recently announced the launch of the Suspicious Orders Report System (SORS) Online, a new centralized database [https://deadiversion.usdoj.gov/sors/index.html], where DEA registrants, including veterinarians, must report suspicious orders of controlled substances. The DEA has sent communication about the program to all practitioner registrants. The good news is that the impact upon veterinary practices should be negligible and compliance should be relatively straightforward. As this is a new program is it very likely that DEA guidance will change over time...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. November Employee Newsletter November Supervisor Newsletter October Online Seminar:  Challenges of Multigenerational Caregiving (November 19th) This session provides a timely overview of how to cope as a caregiver in the 'sandwhich generation', including competing pressures of family life and work while caring for a young and/or elderly relative. (Monthly seminars are updated the third Tuesday of each month. Registration is not required) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click here & access your Work-Life services. (Login is organization specific.  Please check with your HR team...

Veterinarians in Georgia are licensed by the Professional Licensing Board at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. The application process can be daunting, so the GVMA has created this easy step-by-step list for your convenience. Step 1: Go to the veterinary licensing board website - http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/53 Step 2: Click on "Application/Form Downloads" and then on "Application - Veterinary Medicine" Step 3: Print the license application and complete the form Step 4: Get the application notarized (all applications must be notarized) Step 5: Obtain the following items to mail with your notarized application: $100 APPLICATION FEE...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. October Employee Newsletter October Supervisor Newsletter October Online Seminar:  Emotional Wellness-Building Better Mental Health   The aim of this session is to provide participants with the insight and knowledge to make changes to their habits and lifestyle choices to enhance their wellbeing. Click here for an editable version of the flyer, Monthly Online Seminar/DOC.  You will also find the monthly poster for online materials in English and Spanish. Click here to see the complete online seminar calendar for 2019. Monthly...

Offered Exclusively to GVMA Members & Practice Management Staff! Mental Health First Aid Certification Course Provides 3-Year Mental Health First Aid Certification + 2 LEAP CE Credits + 6 General CE Credits Saturday, December 7, 2019 8 am - 5 pm 2200 Century Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 Lobby Level Conference Room in Highwoods Building   Practice Managers - Please contact our office to receive the $75 rate. [button size='large' text='Register Now!' icon='' icon_size='' icon_color='' link='https://gvma.memberclicks.net/MHFA-cert-12-07-19' target='_blank' color='' background_color='' border_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='']   LEARNING OBJECTIVES The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a...

Dear GVMA Member, You have an opportunity to help the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) gauge the reach of our collective networks and enable us to effectively plan for future public policy discussions. By understanding our network of relationships with elected officials, we can build advocacy programs that help advance our positions on any number of issues that directly impact veterinary medicine in the state of Georgia. As voters, volunteers and contributors to the communities where we live and work, your voices and opinions are extremely influential. Through this brief survey, you...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. September Employee Newsletter September  Supervisor Newsletter September Online Seminar:  Effective Time Management Available on demand starting September 17th This session will provide a basic explanation of the time management process and the characteristics of effective time managers. Monthly seminars are updated the third Tuesday of each month. Registration is not required Click here & access your Work-Life services. (Login is organization specific.  Please check with your HR team if you do not know your login or give us a...

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture: The Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program, VMLRP, https://nifa.usda.gov/program/veterinary-medicine-loan-repayment-program , is a federal program to assist in getting food animal veterinarians into the underserved areas within states. This program is separate and larger than our Georgia Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program,  http://agr.georgia.gov/georgia-veterinary-education-loan-repayment-program.aspx . Each year, with the help of Dr. Doris Miller at UGA, nominations for shortage areas are submitted by me for Georgia. Last year, nominations were submitted and were accepted by VMLRP for eight (8) shortage areas within our state. Once the nominations are approved...

On Sunday, August 5th the GVMA Board of Directors approved a policy on cannabis and hemp derived products as outlined below: The GVMA recognizes that Cannabis, Cannabis derived products and Hemp are on the forefront of legalization with human use.  At this time, Cannabis remains a Schedule I Controlled Substance that is illegal for the use in animals according to the DEA.  While hemp oil is legal for human use in all 50 states, it is still a product that is subject to and regulated by the FDA.  Currently, there are...

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