GVMA Blog

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is currently accepting applications for the 2019 program award year.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on November 9th, 2018 through the website below.  http://agr.georgia.gov/georgia-veterinary-education-loan-repayment-program.aspx. Participants must devote at least 20 hours per week to providing food animal veterinary services in a rural county with a population of 35,000 or less for a period of 12 months before receiving their award.  Each participant has signed a service commitment with the Board that will require them to dedicate their time to providing these services in the rural...

Save the Date!   Georgia VMA & FujiFilm SonoSite Present: What: "Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Hands-on Course" When: November 18, 2018 Where: Atlanta Humane Society - Mansell Campus 1565 Mansell Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Seats: Limited to 12ppl (First-Come First-Serve) Speaker: Alessio Vigani, DVM, DACVECC, DACVAA Cost $450.00 (GVMA Members $400.00) Registration Form   Agenda: 7:45 A.M. – 8:00 A.M – Registration & Coffee 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lecture a. Business model for use US in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. b. Emergency Abdominal Ultrasound (FAST) c. Emergency Thoracic (Thoracic FAST) d. Lung US -...

The GVMA/UGA Student Surgery Day had it's first surgery day at Atlanta Humane Society on Saturday, September 15th. Six UGA juniors & seniors completed spays supervised by GVMA members Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Ellard and Dr. Martin Stotelmyer. The animals are now available for adoption! Here are a few images from the day, additional photos can be found on the GVMA Facebook Page. [gallery link="file" ids="3063,3055,3078,3059,3079,3057,3062"]...

Friday starting @ 7:30 AM Join Dr. Caitlin DeWilde for an an overview of social media platforms for veterinary clinics, content your clients will value, managing your Google and Yelp listings, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Cyberbulling, and the  growing world of Instagram. The session will also cover using social media without crashing your work-life balance. GVMA HOSPITAL MEMBERS ATTEND THIS TRACK FOR FREE! Register For Fall Convention Building Positive Reviews   By Caitlin DeWilde DVM  We all spend a lot of time worrying about that one negative review- how to respond to it, how it will look to...

September 10, 2018 From the Georgia Department of Agriculture: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Animal interstate movement requirements for entry into Georgia are temporarily suspended for the transportation of animals from areas affected by Hurricane Florence in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The suspension of entry requirements applies to animals  entering Georgia from Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina only. In an effort to facilitate the evacuation efforts in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina,  the Georgia Department of Agriculture has temporarily suspended interstate movement requirements for animals affected by an evacuation order. Additionally, Virginia, North and  South Carolina have temporarily suspended the import and export requirements for the transportation of animals from the affected areas. This suspension is temporary and will expire on September 30, 2018, unless it is rescinded or extended. More information can be found at: http://agr.georgia.gov/animal‐industry‐division.aspx ...

By: Doyle Watson, DVM, President & Owner, Simmons & Associates Southeast, Inc. & Joe Stephenson, MA, VP of Simmons & Associates, Inc. Business Development Life’s tough, and especially so for a veterinarian buying a practice today.  New corporate consolidators are constantly entering the market snapping up the high quality, high grossing practices that all private buyers are seeking as well. So how can you, the young, ambitious associate, compete for 2+ doctor practices? You can’t, unless you get lucky enough to find a seller who is willing to forego the six to...

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Urinalysis – You’re In Luck: A practical review of urinalysis procedure, from collection to processing and evaluation. Topics covered include advantages and disadvantages of different collection techniques, macroscopic evaluation tips, dipstick do’s and don’ts, maximizing your sediment yield, optimizing your microscope for sediment evaluation, and information on getting an accurate urine culture. LEAP CE Session  (1-hour for technicians only) Professionalism with Barbara Schick, Hospital Administrator of Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners/GVS. 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. 2 CE Hours - FREE for Hospital Members - $15.00 for Individual GVMA Members - $25.00 for Nonmembers Contact...

You don’t want to miss this very important symposium related to animal cruelty, dog fighting,  police officer safety in dog encounters, domestic violence, animal cruelty, help for rescues and non-profits, dog trainers and behaviorist courses,  diseases reporting/rabies, public safety, dangerous dogs search and seizures of animals,  and much more. This symposium is targeted for prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, animal control officers, elected officials, veterinarians, animal shelter professionals, animal rescue/foster, special victims organizations and advocates (including domestic violence, child and elderly abuse), animal welfare folks and the public. Registration is now open at:...

3 Sessions to choose from (or register for all of them!) 1 CE Hour EACH – FREE for Hospital Members – $15.00 for staff of Individual GVMA Members – $25.00 for Nonmembers Contact your clinic administrator for the status of your GVMA membership & see if you qualify for the member discount! Location: BluePearl Veterinary Partners / GVS 455 Abernathy Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328   Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Parasitology with Ty Weng, BS - Surgery/ER/ICU Veterinary Assistant, BluePearl Veterinary Partners - Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Triage & Nursing Care of Patients in Shock with...

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