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NO! By filling a prescription you are acting as a pharmacist and practicing pharmacy without a pharmacy license. Even if you contact the patient’s veterinarian in another state you still cannot fill that prescription. That veterinarian must contact a pharmacy to have that prescription filled. If you are going to treat animals that have been evacuated due to the hurricane you must establish a Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR), which means you must examine the animal and assume the responsibility for making medical judgments regarding the health of the animal. Georgia State...

  Preparing for Irma Georgia Veterinarians – GVMA would like to be your resource for preparing for Hurricane Irma – before and after the storm. This email, and a special section on our website, will have all the information you will need. Before the Hurricane Have a plan It is essential that a veterinary practice have a written disaster plan that includes: 1) Emergency relocation of animals 2) Medical record back-up 3) Continuity of operations 4) Security 5) General emergency planning 6) Fire prevention 7) Insurance and legal issues For a quick guide to help with a plan download the AVMA brochure. For...

Would you like to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief effort? The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) is offering the required training course to participate in emergency field work online. Animal disease emergencies involving livestock and poultry diseases of high consequence or foreign origin will have serious economic consequences at the local, state and national level. The rapid detection and response needed will require the collaboration of trained responders from all levels of government and industry at the local, state and federal levels. The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa...

The Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM) in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine receives a large number of emails and phone calls from veterinarians looking for assistance in a career transition process.  Although they currently provide career transition workshops and support, they have created a survey for veterinarians that will help better understand drivers and needs for those veterinarians wishing to make a career change. If you are contemplating a career change, please complete the brief survey, which should only take about 8-10 minutes of your time. Please...

by Dr. Wendy Cuevas, BS, BVSc, MPH, DACVPM, GVMA Director of Veterinary Services The GVMA Foundation is closely monitoring the situation in Texas and Louisiana due to Hurricane Harvey. This event is bringing to light the importance of the veterinary community and becoming a member of the Veterinary Reserve Corps. I strongly encourage you all to complete the required ICS courses and register through the Georgia Department of Public Health, SERVGA, https://www.servga.gov/ As the coordination efforts in Texas develop, the GVMA remains committed to assistant in any way we can. In the...

The AVMA is soliciting input on its Model Veterinary Practice Act (MVPA), which is undergoing its regularly scheduled, five-year review. They have asked that the GVMA solicit its membership for comments on the revisions proposed as well as other any other aspects of the MVPA or its commentaries. (Download the file here)   In addition, AVMA would like input on the following topics: ·       Best practices for state rules and regulations. ·       Whether you prefer more detail in the practice act itself, or prefer to leave specifics to rules associated with the practice...

As a veterinarian there are only two ways to look at telemedicine: Embrace it and grow your practice up to 30%, or Ignore it and miss an opportunity to meet the needs of your current and future clientele It really is that simple and those are two very compelling reasons to join us for a very important Telemedicine Track at the 2017 GVMA Fall Convention, October 13-15. GVMA has made a SIGNIFICANT investment in bringing three of the nation’s top telemedicine speakers to help Georgia’s veterinarians examine the future of veterinary medicine...

Many of us change haircuts and wardrobes at least once a decade, but yet somehow the Veterinary Practice Act endures through spandex and pleated slacks. Why? That was the question members of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine and the GVMA asked themselves, and in light of the fact that their two national parent associations (AAVSB and AVMA) had both recently created their own Model Veterinary Practice Acts, perhaps it was time to give the Georgia Veterinary Practice Act its first true upgrade since 2003. The Georgia State Board of Veterinary...

We need your help! While it’s always fun to guess what type of CE you like, it’s also nice to KNOW what you like. In planning our 2018 CE calendar we would like to get your input so we can create the best CE calendar for you. Please take this short (less than 10 multiple choice questions) survey to help us give you the best CE possible next year. Thank you for your help. Complete Survey Here...

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