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Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. October Employee Newsletter October Supervisor Newsletter October Online Seminar:  Emotional Wellness-Building Better Mental Health   The aim of this session is to provide participants with the insight and knowledge to make changes to their habits and lifestyle choices to enhance their wellbeing. 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...

Offered Exclusively to GVMA Members & Practice Management Staff! Mental Health First Aid Certification Course Provides 3-Year Mental Health First Aid Certification + 2 LEAP CE Credits + 6 General CE Credits Saturday, December 7, 2019 8 am - 5 pm 2200 Century Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345 Lobby Level Conference Room in Highwoods Building   Practice Managers - Please contact our office to receive the $75 rate. [button size='large' text='Register Now!' icon='' icon_size='' icon_color='' link='https://gvma.memberclicks.net/MHFA-cert-12-07-19' target='_blank' color='' background_color='' border_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='']   LEARNING OBJECTIVES The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a...

Dear GVMA Member, You have an opportunity to help the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) gauge the reach of our collective networks and enable us to effectively plan for future public policy discussions. By understanding our network of relationships with elected officials, we can build advocacy programs that help advance our positions on any number of issues that directly impact veterinary medicine in the state of Georgia. As voters, volunteers and contributors to the communities where we live and work, your voices and opinions are extremely influential. Through this brief survey, you...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. September Employee Newsletter September  Supervisor Newsletter September Online Seminar:  Effective Time Management Available on demand starting September 17th This session will provide a basic explanation of the time management process and the characteristics of effective time managers. Monthly seminars are updated the third Tuesday of each month. Registration is not required Click here & access your Work-Life services. (Login is organization specific.  Please check with your HR team if you do not know your login or give us a...

From the Georgia Department of Agriculture: The Veterinary Medical Loan Repayment Program, VMLRP, https://nifa.usda.gov/program/veterinary-medicine-loan-repayment-program , is a federal program to assist in getting food animal veterinarians into the underserved areas within states. This program is separate and larger than our Georgia Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program,  http://agr.georgia.gov/georgia-veterinary-education-loan-repayment-program.aspx . Each year, with the help of Dr. Doris Miller at UGA, nominations for shortage areas are submitted by me for Georgia. Last year, nominations were submitted and were accepted by VMLRP for eight (8) shortage areas within our state. Once the nominations are approved...

On Sunday, August 5th the GVMA Board of Directors approved a policy on cannabis and hemp derived products as outlined below: The GVMA recognizes that Cannabis, Cannabis derived products and Hemp are on the forefront of legalization with human use.  At this time, Cannabis remains a Schedule I Controlled Substance that is illegal for the use in animals according to the DEA.  While hemp oil is legal for human use in all 50 states, it is still a product that is subject to and regulated by the FDA.  Currently, there are...

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...

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