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Surviving the Storm: Business Strategies for Weathering the Financial Uncertainties Read the Q&A DOCUMENT JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT TOWN HALL MEETINGS! Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 pm NOT "BUSINESS AS USUAL": Running your practice during COVID-19 RSVP Now! Thursday, April 9, 7:30 pm TELEMEDICINE: Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis Successfully RSVP Now! ...

View the executive order VIEW THE SHELTER IN PLACE FAQ Basics of Governor Kemp’s Order Takes effect at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3 and continues through April 13 Residents are instructed to shelter in place unless they’re conducting “essential services,” traveling to and from jobs and other exceptions. It allows Georgians to leave the home to buy groceries, purchase medical equipment, go outside to exercise, head to doctor’s appointments, or leave for certain jobs covered by the order. The definition of Critical Infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security includes veterinarians. Veterinarians are covered as follows:Under...

The GVMA is here for you! GVMA Member Assistance Program Resources APRIL EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER APRIL SUPERVISOR NEWSLETTER Resources from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease OutbreaksTaking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease OutbreakCoping With Stress During Infectious Disease OutbreaksTaking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, & Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak Podcasts & Webinars Happiness Lab Podcasts Additional Resources Mental Health Considerations for COVID-19Pandemic Self-Care for Veterinary TeamsGVMA WELLNESS & SUICIDE PREVENTIONVeterinary Wellness Information (GVMA)Member Assistance Program...

Some information in the media content f this page is out of date, please review the Q&A documents below for updated info. View the REGULATORY Issues Q&A View the Business Issues Q&A View the VETERINARY Practice Issues Q&A VIEW THE Human Resource ISSUES Q&A VIEW THE Shelter & ANimal Q&A VIEW THE Public Health Q&A VIEW NEWS FROM OUR LATEST MEETING: 4/03 Shelter In Place Order Update & Business Strategies During Covid-19 View NOW ...

UPDATED DAILY AT 7PM GVMA IS HERE FOR YOU. View GVMA 4/06 COVID-19 UPDATE GVMA Statement Regarding Recommended Veterinary Procedures During Pandemic (RELEASED 3/31/2020) View the covid-19 FAQ for Veterinarians We will be updating this page regularly, so please check back on a daily basis for the latest news and information. Our goal is to keep you updated with the information you need to protect the health of your practice team, your patients and your clients. Check this page for information on handling business during the COVID-19 Pandemic, including GVMA Office Information, caring for your staff, caring for...

Telemedicine is (still) permissible in Georgia. Consider in your Covid-19 response how you can implement telemedicine, with the following limitations: 1) Telemedicine, like all veterinary medicine, requires a valid VCPR. This means that: • You are able to have sufficient information in order to initiate a preliminary diagnosis, following the minimum standard of care. Refills, rechecks, and similar activities are presumptively in this category. • You must gain informed consent- let your client know about the limitations of telemedicine, and continue to offer in person consults if...

This is an invitation to take part in an online survey-based research study on infection control practices among veterinarians of the United States.  This project is a collaborative effort between the University of Georgia Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Public Health, and the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. The joint project entitled Survey of Veterinary Infection Control Practices and Perceptions aims to survey veterinarians about their use and perceptions of infection control practices in clinical work.  The Principal Investigator is Dr. Brandy Burgess, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Infection Control and Director of Infection Control for the Veterinary Teaching...

Licensed veterinarians have the opportunity to apply to become officers in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), one of the eight U.S. uniformed services. Commissioned Corps veterinary officers serve nationwide in agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and non-HHS agencies in many One Health roles, including laboratory animal medicine, outbreak investigation, food safety assurance, regulatory review, and public health policy development. Reasons to consider a career in the USPHS Commissioned Corps include: • Uniformed service benefits featuring comprehensive, low-cost medical,...

Legislative Days 17 – 21 Lawmakers will shift their attention away from introducing bills and towards the vetting process. The level of activity will only increase as the session races towards Crossover Day on Thursday, March 12. Priority Issues Professional Health Program (SB 346)              Sen. Ellis Black, R-Valdosta Favorably reported from the Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee on Feb-25 SB346 comes at the request of the Association.  It allows the state board to contract with a professional health program to provide rehabilitative services to impaired veterinarians.  Additionally, the measure creates a seat...

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