GVMA Blog

Pace Quickens It’s been a busy week under the Gold Dome as legislators were in session all five days.  Enough legislation has come out of committees that both the House and Senate are able to pass a small number of measures each day.  Despite the start-and-stop beginning, the 2019 session is moving along at its usual pace now and there’s no sign of a slowdown.   Next week, lawmakers will spend President’s Day in their districts before returning to Atlanta for a four-day work week.  The Monday off is their only break in...

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.  Things Finally Get Moving After a start-and-stop beginning to the 2019 session, business under the Gold Dome is now humming along at its typical pace.  This week, legislators convened four days and introduced over 225 pieces of new legislation.  Nearly every committee and subcommittee met at least once.   GVMA Priority Issue: Professional Health Program For Ga. Veterinarians SB 75: Professional Health Program                                                  ...

Coming Soon! Our Leadership Academy will be open to anyone (any stage or age!) interested in leadership in the GVMA. The GVMA Leadership Academy is an initiative designed to help develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Participants should anticipate a combination of in-person, teleconference, and webinar format. Participants will decide on meeting dates and times at the initial meeting to reduce or eliminate time off for program participation. Key Benefits: - Develop fundamental understanding of  leadership skills and emotional intelligence - Deepen comprehension of communication styles and skills - Acquire critical skills to intensify...

Are you a veterinarian who regularly sees puppies?! Investigators at Washington State University are conducting research about the relationship between veterinarians and puppy training and socialization. They are seeking interested parties to participate. Eligible participants include practicing veterinarians in the United States who regularly see puppy patients, speak English, and are over the age of 18. This research consists of your completion of an online questionnaire that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. All participation is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. There is no compensation for participation in...

Wednesday, January 30 was Veterinary Medicine Day.  About a dozen legislators joined the group for breakfast before hearing from Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb.  Veterinarians were also recognized in the Senate by Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee Chairman John Wilkinson (R-Toccoa) and presented with a copy of SR 22, declaring it to be Veterinary Medicine Day at the state capitol.  Thanks to everyone who braved the chilly weather to join colleagues for a fun and informative day on the hill! Week 2 Full Legislative Update Laws that...

From Hill's Pet Nutrition Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including...

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.  Settling In          January 18, 2019                                           The legislature convened for the first day of the 2019 session on Monday.  The largely organizational day culminated with the swearing-in of Governor Brian Kemp, other constitutional officers, and newly...

Rob R. & Christel Adams Veterinary Technology Scholarship Fund To support veterinary assistants who are interested in furthering their careers through additional education and pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Eligibility Criteria  Graduating high school senior or equivalent (GED) or current student pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology  Cumulative 2.5 grade point average or above  At least one year experience as a veterinary assistant (full or part time)  Application completed by February 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET  Accepted to or currently attending a feeder vet tech...

Legislative Day Is Almost Here! Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8AM – 3PM Check-in & registration begin at 7:30AM Location: Georgia Freight Depot - Blue Room 65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW Atlanta, GA 30303 Legislative day will take place across from the State Capitol at the Georgia Freight Depot. Parking is available there or at a public lot further down on the right. Why you should attend: 5 hours of FREE CE for GVMA Members, including 2 hours of LEAP! Free breakfast and lunch Learn the important role veterinarians can play in shaping public policy Interact with state...

X
X