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Sunday, August 5, 2018 7:30am-3:30pm 7 CE Hours Location: Highwoods Building (Lobby Level Conference Room) 2200 Century Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30345    PRICING Early Reg (before 7/22) Late Reg (After 7/21) Non Members $245.00 $300.00 Individual Member $185.00 $225.00 Hospital Member $115.00 $115.00   REGISTER HERE About the Speaker: Beth Scott, CPA is a director in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Business Advisory and Veterinary Services Groups. She has been with the firm since 2004. Beth advises clients in accounting, tax, and business matters and has extensive experience in tax planning, tax compliance, financial statement analysis, forecasts and projections, accounting systems implementation, and key performance indicator reports. As a member of the Veterinary...

by Dr. Wendy Cuevas, BS, BVSc, MPH, DACVPM GVMA Director of Veterinary Services Veterinarians please review the following communication from the GA Department of Agriculture: The Department is proposing to amend Rule-40-16-1-.09 by removing the reference to “Strain 19” and by removing the provision allowing rabies vaccine to be used “under the direction of” any veterinarian licensed under the Georgia Veterinary Practice Act and “employees of the state and federal government approved by the State Veterinarian.” It is basically clarifying the language to ensure that only a licensed GA veterinarian can administer the rabies...

3 Sessions to choose from (or register for all of them!) 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. 2 CE Hours EACH - FREE for Hospital Members - $15.00 for Individual GVMA Members - $25.00 for Nonmembers Contact your clinic administrator for the status of your GVMA membership & see if you qualify for the member discount! Location: Highwoods Building (Lobby Level Conference Room) 2200 Century Parkway NE Atlanta, GA 30345 (across from the Marriott Century Center Hotel, off of Clairmont Road) Speaker: Paula Krimer, DVM, DVSc, DACVP Dr. Krimer is a clinical pathologist and associate professor at the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University...

The Council on Education (COE) is now accepting applications for veterinarians interested in serving as Council on Education site visitors. A limited number of site visitors will be trained in 2018. Applicants who are engaged in private clinical practice, especially in mixed, equine, or food animal practice, or non-academic practice are encouraged to apply. Site Visitors will conduct veterinary medical college accreditation site visits on behalf of the COE.  The site visitors will carefully review the Self-Study from the institution under review, verify the information during a comprehensive site visit...

The student chapter of the American Assoc. of Equine Practitioners (scAAEP) is holding their 13th annual Horse Owner Seminar and Trade Show on August 11th at UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Members of the local horse community are invited for a day of equine healthcare lectures provided by clinicians as well as a trade show and silent auction. scAAEP is looking for sponsors and/or donations for our silent auction. All proceeds go to furthering education of equine-interested vet students including student scholarships, travel funding, speakers, and wetlab materials. Click Here for more information.  ...

Respiratory CE with BONUS LEAP CE Session Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa Sunday, August 19, 2018 7:30am – 3:30pm, 7 CE Hours Register Here Bring the Family and Have Some Fun at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa! Speaker: Dr. Megan Grobman is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with special interests in respiratory medicine, dysphagia, and respiratory biometrics. She completed specialty training and a master’s degree before joining the MU faculty in 2016. She enjoys reading and practicing as much Brazilian jiu-jitsu as possible. Schedule: 7:00-8:00: Registration/Check-In & Continental Breakfast 7:30- 9:10 AM: Aspiration Syndromes: Beyond...

News from the Capitol The 2018 Georgia Legislative Session began January 8 and ended just after midnight on March 27.  For the first time in several years, the House and Senate returned to their traditional sine die adjournment method – the Lt. Governor and Speaker ordered the chamber doors to be opened and then gaveled the session to a close simultaneously. The GVMA, along with our lobbyists from Fiveash Stanley, worked around the clock on bills like the update to the Practice Act. Read the "2018 Legislative Comprehensive Report" to learn more. Laws...

Graduate, Consolidate, Get Started in Income-Driven Repayment Congratulations, new veterinarians! It’s time to celebrate graduation! It’s also time to learn why you want to start your student loan repayment plan ASAP. If you borrowed student loans to help you through veterinary school, you do NOT want to wait until your grace period expires to get your loan repayment plan started. This free learning session looks at how you can use your student loan grace period in a financially beneficial way. Join the conversation and get any burning questions answered: Tuesday, June 12th 5pm...

  Join us at the Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference on June 13-17 to hear Dr. Kristin Scott & Dr. Bert Dodd speak on Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Scott will discuss: The top 10 dentistry questions from referring veterinarians Home Care Update on feline oral disease Case based discussion on feline oral disease Toys vs. teeth Though Dr. Scott grew up in New York City, she went to vet school with a strong interest in herd health for dairy cattle.  That was her career focus until a herniated disk in her back and an...

Be On Alert For Phone Scam Claiming To Be Police! A person claiming to be from the Cobb County Sherriff's Office recently contacted a veterinary clinic and asked for a certain veterinarian. They had the veterinarian's name and address and claimed they did not appear for jury duty in Cobb County, gave a date, etc. They said Judge Harris (an actual Cobb County judge) signed off on a bench warrant for two misdemeanors. They wanted the veterinarian to drive to the Cobb County Sherriff's Office and sign an affidavit. They called...

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