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December 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Hosted by Atlanta Humane Society A day of training open to law enforcement, animal control officers, prosecutors, judges, veterinarians, vet technicians and shelter staff hosted by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Attendees will receive 6 POST credits, 6 CLE credits and 6 LEAP credits. This event is free, but space is limited. Location: Cordele Police Department 501 N. 7th St Cordele, GA 31015 Topics: Animal Cruelty Investigations and Prosecutions Dog Fighting Investigations and Prosecutions Case Preparation and Courtroom Presentation in Animal Cases The Link Between Animal Abuse and Other Violence Presenters: Jessica Rock - Director...

That awkward time when we ask you for money? It's now! All jokes aside, your membership makes a world of difference! You are supporting one of the most compassionate professions there is, furthering the quality of the medicine that you provide your patients, and strengthening the relationships with your clients. We are here to help you do exactly those things. In furthering our attempts to reduce our paper waste, below is a short tutorial on renewing your membership online via your electronic invoice. You should have received this as a link at...

[caption id="attachment_3182" align="alignleft" width="278"] GVMA Past President, Dr, Keri Riddick, presenting Dr. Laura Smallwood with the award for the GVMA Veterinarian of the Year.[/caption] A strong association consists of many members willingly giving their time and energy to the many activities of the organization. At the 2018 Fall Convention we recognized some of those members who have gone way above and beyond the call of duty to the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Click Here for a complete list of our 2018 Award Winners!...

  The State Board of Veterinary Medicine has created an additional page in its license application/renewal process that allows veterinarians to “opt in” for dispensing drugs, and to provide your name, address, veterinary license number and DEA license number. Did you know that if you intend to dispense medication you have to notify the State Board of Pharmacy? You do now, and yes it’s true (you skeptics can look it up in OCGA 26-4-130). Official Form- Notice-of-Intent-to-Dispense-Drugs The Official Code of Georgia (OCGA) has hundreds of pages of laws and when you add in the...

AVMF Disaster Relief and Reimbursement Grants Disaster Reimbursement Grants for Veterinary Medical Care Purpose: The AVMF disaster reimbursement grants are for the purpose of ensuring the emergency veterinary medical care of animal victims of disaster. Awards: Up to $5,000 may be issued per grantee for out-of-pocket expenses incurred by veterinarians providing emergency veterinary medical care to animal victims of disasters.  AVMF reimburses for the actual cost of medical supplies purchased directly from a vendor. Modest boarding costs may also be covered.   Disaster Relief Grant for Veterinarians Purpose: The AVMF disaster relief grants are for the...

Wednesday, October 10th, 1:50pm: Hurricane Michael is expected to bring severe weather to the southern part of Georgia. The Georgia Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (GVMRC) are on standby to assist with animal emergencies.  If needed the GVMRC will be up and running after the storm. GVMA members can also contact the GVMA (wendy@gvma.net) to be put on a list of hospitals available to help people and their animals. Wednesday, October 10th, 12:00pm:  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Animal interstate movement requirements for entry into Georgia are temporarily suspended for the transportation of animals from areas affected...

Each veterinarian licensed to practice in the State of Georgia must obtain 30 hours of State Board approved continuing education every two years for license renewal. All veterinarians must renew their license through the Professional Licensing Board at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office by December 31, 2018.   What you will need to complete your renewal: Secretary of State website login (you can ask the website to send you your password) $200 RENEWAL FEE ($70 for Vet Techs / $20 for faculty licenses) – you may pay online with a credit...

Did you know that the AVMA has recently endorsed the consensus document from the Veterinary Task Force on Feline Sterilization for Age of Spay and Neuter Surgery, which recommends cats not intended for breeding be sterilized by five months of age?  In attempting to determine the level of understanding of, and agreement with this endorsement the Marian’s Dream Foundation which created the Feline Fix by Five campaign, is asking that you complete a very brief survey.  This should take less than 5 minutes of your time. The Feline Fix by Five campaign was started...

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for the 2019 program award year.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on November 9th, 2018 through the website below.  http://agr.georgia.gov/georgia-veterinary-education-loan-repayment-program.aspx. Participants must devote at least 20 hours per week to providing food animal veterinary services in a rural county with a population of 35,000 or less for a period of 12 months before receiving their award.  Each participant has signed a service commitment with the Board that will require them to dedicate their time to providing these services in the rural...

Save the Date!   Georgia VMA & FujiFilm SonoSite Present: What: "Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Hands-on Course" When: November 18, 2018 Where: Atlanta Humane Society - Mansell Campus 1565 Mansell Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Seats: Limited to 12ppl (First-Come First-Serve) Speaker: Alessio Vigani, DVM, DACVECC, DACVAA Cost $450.00 (GVMA Members $400.00) Registration Form   Agenda: 7:45 A.M. – 8:00 A.M – Registration & Coffee 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lecture a. Business model for use US in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. b. Emergency Abdominal Ultrasound (FAST) c. Emergency Thoracic (Thoracic FAST) d. Lung US -...

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