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  The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Animal Industry Division has confirmed one positive case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in a Quarter Horse at a Hall County facility. The affected horse was identified during routine EIA testing for interstate movement and was humanely euthanized, according to an Equine Disease Communication Center report released on July 23, 2019. The remaining horses at the facility are under quarantine pending follow-up testing, which will occur in 60 days. This is the third confirmed EIA case in Georgia this year. Equine infectious anemia is a viral disease...

Energize Practice Owners & Young Professionals Conferences AUG 23 – 25   •   Great Wolf Lodge   •   13 CE HOURS Prices increase after July 22nd! Strategies for Veterinary Practice Owners to Exit and Keep the Practice Veterinarian-Owned Dr. Link Welborn, DVM, DABVP, CCRT REGISTER HERE To optimize eventual practice transition/succession, veterinary practice owners need to be aware of some key considerations and actions in the succession process, the influence of practice value drivers, and the selection of strategies they may consider to exit their practices in addition to consolidation which can lead to greater wealth accumulation for the exiting...

Energize Practice Owners & Young Professionals Conferences AUG 23 – 25   •   Great Wolf Lodge   •   13 CE HOURS   Young Professionals Conference: Became a Communications Ninja Dr. Mary Ann Vande Linde, DVM REGISTER HERE What can you do to improve the exam room experience for your client and patient? What are some steps you can take to engage with the clients and advance compliance with recommendations? Studies show that excellent exam room communication skills build rapport with clients, improve compliance and reduce the risk of liability! Course Objectives: Learn ways to improve the exam room experience Discover...

Energize Practice Owners & Young Professionals Conferences AUG 23 – 25   •   Great Wolf Lodge   •   13 CE HOURS   Keynote Address: Optimal Use of Your Technicians Equals Increased Profits (and Increased Job Satisfaction for All!) Dr. Justin Toth, DVM REGISTER HERE   According to a 2016 NAVTA Survey, the average new veterinary technician leaves the profession within the first 5 years! Many technicians cite low pay, compassion fatigue, lack of recognition, and lack of opportunities for advancement as reasons for leaving. As a practice owner, proper utilization of veterinary technicians will not only improve morale of...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. July Employee Newsletter Newsletter Topics  -The Secret to Feeling Good All Day -Feeling Bullied, But Not Sure? -Health Organization Recognizes Burn-out -Saying No at Work with Style -Helping a Friend with an Eating Disorder -Journaling For Maximum Impact   About the Employee Assistance Program The GVMA has partnered with McLaughlin Young Group, an independent provider of EAP services. There is no enrollment required and you are eligible to use the EAP as of January 1, 2019. There is no cost to...

The GVMA is committed to One Health, working together for the common good of animal health, public health, global health. As part of this initiative we are collaborating with state agencies to educate, support, and keep Georgia veterinarians informed. _______________________________________________________________ The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Animal Industry Division is officially OUT of paper CVI booklets (health certificate books). You can continue using your paper supplies until you run out. Looking for electronic options? http://agr.georgia.gov/Data/Sites/1/media/ag_animalindustry/animal_health/files/CVI/CVI-Memo-and-Flyer.pdf This is the LAST month to get paper Equine Event Permits! GDA will continue issuing them through June 30, 2019...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. June Employee Newsletter June Online Seminar: Mindfulness Matters-This session explores the basic principles of mindfulness and discusses the positive impact it has in different aspects of one's life. Click here & access your Work-Life services. (Login is organization specific.) About the Employee Assistance Program The GVMA has partnered with McLaughlin Young Group, an independent provider of EAP services. There is no enrollment required and you are eligible to use the EAP as of January 1, 2019. There is...

From the AVMA's, "Frequently Asked Questions About Cannabis, Cannabis-Derived, and Cannabis-Related Products." Has FDA approved any veterinary (animal) drugs containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds such as CBD? No, there are currently no approved animal drugs that contain cannabis, are derived from cannabis, or are related to cannabis.FDA has, however, approved one cannabis-derived and three cannabis-related human drug products. Epidiolex contains a purified form of CBD. Marinol and Syndros include the active ingredient dronabinol (a synthetic THC), and Cesamet contains the active ingredient nabilone (a chemical that is similar to THC and is also synthetically derived). What about...

By: Lee Jones, MS, DVM From the Summer 2018 edition of the GVMA quarter magazine, "The GA Vet." [caption id="attachment_4041" align="alignleft" width="300"] Examining a bee brood. GDA bee inspectors regularly inspect hives for evidence of disease or parasitism.[/caption] Effective January 1, 2017, new, stricter rules went into effect regarding the use of antimicrobials (AM) in feed or water (FDA 21 CFR Part 558) for food producing animals. These included many products farmers had been use to purchasing over the counter without any veterinary oversight. Any animal that produced food was included in the new regulations and...

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