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+ LEAP CE with Don Riddick, ESQ.! Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE CreditsFeline Behavior Sunday, November 15, 20207:30 am - 3:30 pm   LOCATION BRING THE FAMILY AND HAVE SOME FUN! Great Wolf Lodge150 Tom Hall Parkway, LaGrange, GA 30240866-678-9653 (Hotel Reservations) Registrants receive our special rate of $129.00!Call and request your discounted rate through the GVMA or book online with code "2011GVMA".All hotel reservations must be made on or before October 14, 2020. BOOK ROOM   Get directions     MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR Ingrid Johnson, CCBC - Fear Free Certified Professional Ingrid Johnson is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant...

Devoted exclusively to questions and concerns regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of veterinary workers. The way we interact and produce food is already changing due to COVID-19. This session is devoted to answering questions producers and veterinarians have around their key role in maintaining a stable, secure, and cost effective food supply. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on all segments of beef cattle production, producers are faced with exploring options that likely require retaining ownership of their cattle for longer periods of time. Therefore,...

The GVMA and GVMA Foundation would like to thank the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) for working with the GVMA Foundation again to allow private practitioners to utilize funds from the spay / neuter grant program. Because veterinarians cannot apply individually, the GVMA Foundation will apply for a large grant and will distribute those funds to all participating members. As in the past, GVMA members may apply for those funds to pay for or subsidize sterilization procedures for clients. The GVMA Foundation requires on your hospital’s letterhead: Due Wednesday, May...

Difficult Emotions & Uncertain Times: A Mindful Veterinary Survival Guide Difficult Emotions and Uncertain Times References Mindful Veterinary Tips for Working with Fear and Stress During COVID SPEAKER: LAURA SMALLWOOD, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), RYT-200 Dr. Laura Smallwood’s professional experience includes over 35 years in the practice of veterinary medicine, the majority of that as a small animal internal medicine specialist and practice owner. Dr. Smallwood began her study of Mindfulness early in 2016 as part of a collaboration to develop a 6-week Mindfulness-based stress resilience program for Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists. Since that...

Devoted exclusively to questions and concerns regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of veterinary workers. COVID-19 has changed how we work and how we live in ways so profound as to be unimaginable only 6 weeks ago. Yet here we are, living through uncertainty, difficult emotions, and social isolation. At work, there are safety concerns, operational changes, concerns for job security, and growing financial constraints. For those who are not currently employed, there is personal financial distress. Whether you need help personally or want to...

GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 Pandemic FROM GA VETERINARY HEALTH OFFICIALS View the Q&A DOCUMENT View resources from the following Meeting Mental Health & COVID-19 Devoted exclusively to questions and concerns regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of veterinary workers. View More ...

SOME OF THE CONTENT IN THIS ARTICLE HAS EXPIRED. VISIT GVMA.NET/COVID-19-RESOURCES FOR THE LATEST NEWS In Governor Kemp's "Shelter In Place" Executive Order issued on April 2, he requested PIN numbers not be used when making credit cards transactions to mitigate the exposure and spread of COVID-19. This is listed as #16 in his measures for Critical Infrastructure Business to implement to mitigate the spread of of COVID-19: " Suspending the use of Personal Identification Number (“PIN”) pads, PIN entry devices, electronic signature capture, and any other credit card receipt signature...

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