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NEWS FROM THE STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 12/12 MEETING—INTENT TO DISPENSE FORM GVMA President Dr. Mike Zager and several members of the GVMA Board of Directors and concerned veterinarians attended the Wednesday meeting of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine.   The State Board conveyed that they were asked by the Pharmacy Board to gather information for them via the Intent to Dispense form and will be turning that information over to them. They clarified that a DEA license is NOT a condition for licensure. However, you must fill out the...

UGA/GVMA One Health Symposium Thursday, January 31st - Friday, February 1st, 2019 University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel Athens, GA 18 CE Hours Session run from approximately 8 AM - 4 PM each day. Register Here! Hotel Reservations: There is not a room block for this meeting. Please stay at your favorite Athens Hotel. Speakers to Include: Dean Lisa Nolan, DVM, PhD Julie Gabel, DVM, MPH Brian Forrester MD, MPH, FACOEM Michael J. Yabsley, MS, PhD Douglas Anderson, DVM Maria E. Negron, DVM, MS, PhD Paul L. Howard, Jr., Fulton County District Attorney Susan Sanchez, MSC, PHD,...

During the midterms elections in November the Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Republicans maintained control of the U.S. Senate. As with any change of political power, the fresh faces in Congress will bring a new agenda. What will it mean for veterinary medicine? We expect to see both new opportunities and challenges open up in Congress as a result of Tuesday’s midterm election, and we’ll be looking for opportunities to advance causes that are vital to the success of veterinarians and the health of our patients....

Sign-up for a table at the GVMA Career Fair at the UGA Teaching Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 15th, from 5:00-7:00 pm to get exposure to hundreds of UGA CVM students!   $75 for GVMA Hospital Members $125 for GVMA Individual Members $285 Non-members (non-members will be put on a waiting list and will only be able to register if space is still available after Jan. 9th.) Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 9th SPACE IS LIMITED!! More Info: We will be assigning booths and providing tables but please bring posters, pamphlets, and/or brochures about your clinic. You may...

Premium Benefits - Extreme Discounts – No Limitations GVMA Hospital Membership gives your entire staff GVMA benefits and discounts. Even better, it costs absolutely nothing to add your technicians, assistants and office staff to the membership, with no limitations. Hospital Membership includes: • The best prices available on GVMA Fall Convention & Traveling CE • $140 discount per veterinary assistant on the Certified Veterinary Assistant Program • Free attendance to Technician CE for your staff If you are looking to cut down on CE costs while providing benefits to your staff, then Hospital Membership is perfect for you!...

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...

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