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+ LEAP CE with Don Riddick, ESQ.! Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE CreditsOrthopedics CESaturday, August 15, 20207:30 am - 3:30 pm LOCATION Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club2459-H US Hwy 280 W, Cordele, GA 31015 1-800-201-3205 (Hotel Reservations)Registrants receive our special rate of $119.00!Call 1-800-459-1230 or visit www.lakeblackshearresort.com and use group ID 349804.All hotel reservations must be made on or before July 15, 2020. Get directions MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR David L. Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS-SA Dr. Dycus attended Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for his veterinary degree, Auburn University for a...

Dr. Keri Riddick On Advocacy: Dr. Keri Riddick, Co-chair GVMA Advocacy Committee How has the GVMA changed how we do advocacy over the past few years? The GVMA is focused on advocating for issues that are important to our members. This year we have sent out a survey called the “RAP Index” that helps us identify the issues that most matter to GVMA members and also where our political relationships lie within our membership. Already we have learned through preliminary poll results that our members overwhelmingly support the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, which...

state budget concerns brings legislative session to a halt The state budget is proving more challenging than anticipated.  Lawmakers are grappling with how to responsibly reduce state spending, provide raises for teachers and low-earning state employees, and follow through on their commitment to lower the state income tax rate. As a result, legislators have agreed to hit pause on the calendar and allow for additional budget workdays.  The new calendar canceled yesterday’s legislative day and pushed the next day of session to February 18.  Lawmakers will spend all of next week...

Laws that can negatively impact veterinarians, animals, or animal health should never be passed. Your GVMA membership gives our profession a voice. Together, we’re able to keep veterinary medicine in our state uncompromised. Legislative Days 5-9                                                                                                Jan 31, 2020 Activity ramps up While the House and Senate...

LENDING A HAND, WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. February Employee Newsletter February Supervisor Newsletter February Online Seminar:  Managing Workplace Stressors This session focuses on the professional or workplace items that could be causing you stress, providing you with information and strategies to address and manage these stressors effectively. Available on demand starting Feb 18th. 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.  You will also find the...

+ LEAP CE with Betsy Choder, ESQ.! Saturday, May 2, 20207:30 am - 3:30 pmProvides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE Credits LOCATION BRING THE FAMILY AND EXPLORE Unicoi State Park & Lodge 1788 GA-356, Helen, GA 305451-800-573-9659 (Hotel Reservations) Registrants receive our special rate of $115.00! Call 1-800-201-3205 or visit www.unicoilodge.com and use booking code 09341. All hotel reservations must be made on or before April 21, 2020. Get directions MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR Dr. Randy Basinger, DVM, ACVS Dr. Basinger received his DVM degree from the Ohio State University in 1983. After a one-year internship in Boston, he completed...

Laws that can negatively impact veterinarians, animals, or animal health should never be passed. Your GVMA membership gives our profession a voice. Together, we’re able to keep veterinary medicine in our state uncompromised. Budget Week                                                                                                  Jan 24, 2020 DEPARTMENTS PLAN FOR CUTS This is the first...

+ LEAP CE with Betsy Choder, ESQ.! Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE Credits Gastroenterology CESaturday, March 21, 2020 7:30 am - 3:30 pm LOCATION BRING THE FAMILY AND HAVE SOME FUN! Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa 6321 Highway 76, Young Harris, GA 305821-800-201-3205 (Hotel Reservations) Registrants receive our special rate of $149.00! Book your room by calling 1-800-201-3205 mentioning that you will be attending the GVMA Endocrinology Meeting. All hotel reservations must be made on or before February 19, 2020. Get directions MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR Deborah S. Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIMSenior Research Scientist, Global Nutrition & Scientific...

+ LEAP CE with Betsy Choder, ESQ.! Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE Credits Endocrinology CESunday, March 22, 2020 7:30 am - 3:30 pm LOCATION BRING THE FAMILY AND HAVE SOME FUN! Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa 6321 Highway 76, Young Harris, GA 305821-800-201-3205 (Hotel Reservations) Registrants receive our special rate of $149.00! Book your room by calling 1-800-201-3205 mentioning that you will be attending the GVMA Endocrinology Meeting. All hotel reservations must be made on or before February 19, 2020. Get directions MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR Deborah S. Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIMSenior Research Scientist, Global Nutrition & Scientific...

From the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Labs: To our EIA submitters, Thank you for placing your trust in the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories at UGA. Per the USDA Veterinary Services Guidance released October 2019, there will be multiple changes in the Coggins paperwork requirements moving forward. Effective April 15, 2020: •Only the 2018 version of the VS 10-11 Equine Infectious Anemia Test Form will be accepted oTo order forms, contact the GA Department of Agriculture at(404) 656-3665 Ext. 1401 or gdasupplyorder@agr.georgia.gov •No fields are allowed to be left blank ...

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