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by Dr. Wendy Cuevas, BS, BVSc, MPH, DACVPM , GVMA Director of Veterinary Services Happy New Year Veterinarians and welcome to 2019! The GVMA and University of Georgia-College of Veterinary Medicine invite you to the first annual One Health Symposium; January 31 – February 1, 2019. We just finished a renewal year and many of you don’t want to think about CE right now. But, this One Health meeting will be talking about issues you deal with every day as a veterinarian and health professional. We will explore the roles of health care and veterinary...

ANNOUNCING: GVMA Employee Assistance Program—A New Member Benefit for 2019!   The GVMA is providing a valuable benefit to all members and their immediate family members known as the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  We have partnered with McLaughlin Young Group, an independent provider of EAP services.  There is no enrollment required and you are eligible to use the EAP through McLaughlin Young as of January 1, 2019. The EAP offers help for personal and/or professional concerns by providing free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation.  Additionally, the EAP provides work-life resources for such...

The AVMA recognizes the value of veterinary technicians as an integral component of veterinary medicine and promotes full utilization of veterinary technicians. This session will explore ideas and trends on how to best enhance the veterinary profession through efficient utilization of the veterinary health care team. Veterinarians are already voicing their opinion on this topic, but the AVMA needs to hear from you and have a created a short survey to allow you to contribute your thoughts.  While this survey is not perfect, the questions do address important aspects of veterinary...

An opportunity to share your antibiotic knowledge.   Antibiotic resistance is a global public health issue, threatening both people and animals. The role of antibiotics in development of antibiotic resistance is largely unexplored in small animal medicine. The Colorado School of Public Health is launching a survey project focused on antibiotic use in small animal practice. Additionally, they are seeking veterinarians’ professional opinions on antibiotic resistance and antibiotic stewardship. This veterinary-led nationwide survey is the first of its kind in the United States, and results will aid in informing future tools and...

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 Paul L. Howard, Jr., Fulton County District Attorney Susan Sanchez, MSC, PHD, CBIOL, FSB Jean M. Whichard, DVM, PhD, CDC Gregory...

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...

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