GVMA Blog

ECVC SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT   LAURA SMALLWOOD, DVM, DACVIM-SAIM.   Join us at the Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference on June 13-17 to hear Dr. Laura Smallwood speak on mindfulness. Dr. Smallwood will discuss: Mindful Veterinary Leadership: Connect, Then Lead – Attributes of Effective Leaders Mindful Veterinary Leadership: Connect, Then Lead – Mindfulness Techniques for Leaders Mindful Veterinary Practice: Rediscovering the Joy of Veterinary Practice – The Evidence for Mindfulness Mindful Veterinary Practice: Rediscovering the Joy of Veterinary Practice – Mindfulness Techniques Mindful Veterinary Practice: Rediscovering the Joy of Veterinary Practice – Implementing Mindfulness in Your...

15 Years Of Protecting Georgia’s Pets: Officer Joey Brooks On March 14th, 2017, Office Joey Brooks received the “Advocate for Animals Award” presented by Claudine Wilkins J.D at Animal Law & Enforcement/Animal Shelter Symposium in Atlanta. The Advocate for Animals Award is given to outstanding organizations and individuals who show compassion, courage, and a desire to help animals and their community. Cindy Wiemann of Gwinnett Animal Shelter, who nominated him, says,“Officer Brooks calm and sometimes funny personality is a great asset in his investigative work. He has a way of making people feel...

ECVC SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT   TOMESHIA HUBBARD, DVM Join us at the Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference on June 13-17 to hear Dr. Tomeshia Hubbard speak on dermatology. Dr. Hubbard will discuss: Food Allergy Dermatitis: How to Perform a Proper Food Trial Flea Allergy Dermatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment. Pemphigus Follaceus: The Most Common Autoimmune Disease Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Pseudintermedius (MRSP) Infections. Dr. Hubbard is a native of Birmingham, AL. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Talladega College in 1998. She acquired her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in...

One of the House’s last actions at 11:57 pm on Thursday was to give final passage to HB 956, which updates the Georgia Veterinary Practice Act! HB 956 was put forth by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine who then asked the GVMA to spearhead the initiative in the legislature. HB 956 is a landmark update and modernization of the Veterinary Practice Act. The legislation is the product of a coalition of stakeholders including large animal veterinarians, companion animal veterinarians, academia and the agribusiness community. Thursday's adjournment is only a temporary...

Looking to hire in the future? Want to help UGA CVM students prepare for their career in veterinary medicine? On April 8, 2018,  the student chapter of the VBMA wil be hosting a Mock Interview Workshop to give students an opportunity to engage in professional development and start preparing for their future careers! Date: April 8, 2018 When: Mock Interviews from 1pm-3pm and a Networking hour from 3pm-4pm Where: the classrooms at the Veterinary Education Center and The Station at the University of Georgia, Veterinary Teaching Hospital. What: Mock Interview hosted by the Veterinary Business...

Help support the Foundation and its programs supporting companion animals, service animals, and One Health. Where: Big Red Oak Plantation, Gay, Georgia When: May 3, 2018 Registration information: $150/person (100 birds each) Registration Opens at 11am Ammo is included Team competition begins at 12pm Door prizes and raffles Registration closes at 1pm Call Big Red Oak Plantation to reserve Golf cart (706) 538-6870. Register Here Questions contact Dr. Wendy Cuevas @ wendy@gvma.net [gallery ids="1085,1084,1083"]  ...

GVMA members participated this past Thursday in Veterinary Career Exploration Day at the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Several members, including Dr. Lee,  gave demonstrations to 4-H kids to promote veterinary medicine and explain the role that large animal practitioners play.   [gallery ids="2460,2461,2462"]  ...

Emergency/Critical Care CE at Unicoi State Park & Lodge Sunday, April 22, 2018 8am – 3:30pm, 7 CE Hours   Register Here  About Unicoi State Park & Lodge A thousand acres of wilderness situated between charming mountain towns will delight you, area festivities will lure you and natural wonders will astonish you. Visit Unicoi State Park and Lodge and experience the fun the North Georgia Mountains can offer. Nearby alpine Helen is host to great shopping, restaurants and annual events such as Oktoberfest. Neighboring Anna Ruby Falls dazzles with double waterfalls and local history. Explore...

The GDA (Georgia Department of Agriculture) encourages all GVMA Veterinarians to sign up for the Companion Animal/Equine newsletter on their website at http://agr.georgia.gov/companion-animal-equine-division.aspx This is not a weekly or monthly newsletter but it is used as the primary means of providing updated information to licensees, stakeholders and citizens.   Such information may include grant announcements from the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program and dates for training opportunities.  It is also used as a means to request feedback concerning any proposed rules changes  concerning companion animals and equines....

Have you ever thought about your liability if one of your veterinary technician/assistants were exposed to rabies? The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians recommends that veterinarians, technicians, and assistants receive pre-exposure rabies vaccination and regular antibody titer checks according to ACIP recommendations. The Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) is investigating current practices, attitudes, and limitations regarding pre-exposure rabies vaccinations. GDPH will analyze the data collected and report back to you the practice policies of your fellow Georgia veterinarians regarding staff pre-exposure rabies vaccinations. Please complete this short (<5 minutes)...

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