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Information provided by the Department of Transportation: The purpose of this statement is to provide the public with greater transparency with respect to the Enforcement Office’s interpretation of existing requirements and its exercise of enforcement discretion surrounding service animals. Our enforcement efforts will be focused on clear violations of the current rule that have the potential to impact adversely the largest number of persons. These determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis. This guidance is not legally binding in its own right and will not be relied on by the Department...

Energize Practice Owners & Young Professionals Conferences AUG 23 – 25   •   Great Wolf Lodge   •   13 CE HOURS   (896240) Practice Owners Conference: Practice Optimization Dr. Duffy Jones, DVM  Topics Covered: What is EBITDA and Why Does It Matter? What are the Main Things that Go into EBITDA? How to Specifically Optimize Direct Costs (how much are you charging for drugs vs. what you are selling them for, lab pricing, in house vs. outside lab, bundling charges) DVM Compensation (are you under- or over-staffed?  How can you leverage your technicians?) Develop a take home plan to...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. August Employee Newsletter August Supervisor Newsletter August Online Seminar: Effective Budgeting This session will guide you through the process of tracking your spending so that you understand how you currently spend money. 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 seminars are updated the third Tuesday of each...

  The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Animal Industry Division has confirmed one positive case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in a Quarter Horse at a Hall County facility. The affected horse was identified during routine EIA testing for interstate movement and was humanely euthanized, according to an Equine Disease Communication Center report released on July 23, 2019. The remaining horses at the facility are under quarantine pending follow-up testing, which will occur in 60 days. This is the third confirmed EIA case in Georgia this year. Equine infectious anemia is a viral disease...

Energize Practice Owners & Young Professionals Conferences AUG 23 – 25   •   Great Wolf Lodge   •   13 CE HOURS Prices increase after July 22nd! Strategies for Veterinary Practice Owners to Exit and Keep the Practice Veterinarian-Owned Dr. Link Welborn, DVM, DABVP, CCRT REGISTER HERE To optimize eventual practice transition/succession, veterinary practice owners need to be aware of some key considerations and actions in the succession process, the influence of practice value drivers, and the selection of strategies they may consider to exit their practices in addition to consolidation which can lead to greater wealth accumulation for the exiting...

Energize Practice Owners & Young Professionals Conferences AUG 23 – 25   •   Great Wolf Lodge   •   13 CE HOURS   Young Professionals Conference: Became a Communications Ninja Dr. Mary Ann Vande Linde, DVM REGISTER HERE What can you do to improve the exam room experience for your client and patient? What are some steps you can take to engage with the clients and advance compliance with recommendations? Studies show that excellent exam room communication skills build rapport with clients, improve compliance and reduce the risk of liability! Course Objectives: Learn ways to improve the exam room experience Discover...

Energize Practice Owners & Young Professionals Conferences AUG 23 – 25   •   Great Wolf Lodge   •   13 CE HOURS   Keynote Address: Optimal Use of Your Technicians Equals Increased Profits (and Increased Job Satisfaction for All!) Dr. Justin Toth, DVM REGISTER HERE   According to a 2016 NAVTA Survey, the average new veterinary technician leaves the profession within the first 5 years! Many technicians cite low pay, compassion fatigue, lack of recognition, and lack of opportunities for advancement as reasons for leaving. As a practice owner, proper utilization of veterinary technicians will not only improve morale of...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. July Employee Newsletter Newsletter Topics  -The Secret to Feeling Good All Day -Feeling Bullied, But Not Sure? -Health Organization Recognizes Burn-out -Saying No at Work with Style -Helping a Friend with an Eating Disorder -Journaling For Maximum Impact   About the Employee Assistance Program The GVMA has partnered with McLaughlin Young Group, an independent provider of EAP services. There is no enrollment required and you are eligible to use the EAP as of January 1, 2019. There is no cost to...

The GVMA is committed to One Health, working together for the common good of animal health, public health, global health. As part of this initiative we are collaborating with state agencies to educate, support, and keep Georgia veterinarians informed. _______________________________________________________________ The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Animal Industry Division is officially OUT of paper CVI booklets (health certificate books). You can continue using your paper supplies until you run out. Looking for electronic options? http://agr.georgia.gov/Data/Sites/1/media/ag_animalindustry/animal_health/files/CVI/CVI-Memo-and-Flyer.pdf This is the LAST month to get paper Equine Event Permits! GDA will continue issuing them through June 30, 2019...

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