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Legislative Day Is Almost Here! Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8AM – 3PM Check-in & registration begin at 7:30AM Location: Georgia Freight Depot - Blue Room 65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW Atlanta, GA 30303 Legislative day will take place across from the State Capitol at the Georgia Freight Depot. Parking is available there or at a public lot further down on the right. Why you should attend: 5 hours of FREE CE for GVMA Members, including 2 hours of LEAP! Free breakfast and lunch Learn the important role veterinarians can play in shaping public policy Interact with state...

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...

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...

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!...

That awkward time when we ask you for money? It's now! All jokes aside, your membership makes a world of difference! You are supporting one of the most compassionate professions there is, furthering the quality of the medicine that you provide your patients, and strengthening the relationships with your clients. We are here to help you do exactly those things. In furthering our attempts to reduce our paper waste, below is a short tutorial on renewing your membership online via your electronic invoice. You should have received this as a link at...

[caption id="attachment_3182" align="alignleft" width="278"] GVMA Past President, Dr, Keri Riddick, presenting Dr. Laura Smallwood with the award for the GVMA Veterinarian of the Year.[/caption] A strong association consists of many members willingly giving their time and energy to the many activities of the organization. At the 2018 Fall Convention we recognized some of those members who have gone way above and beyond the call of duty to the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Click Here for a complete list of our 2018 Award Winners!...

Each veterinarian licensed to practice in the State of Georgia must obtain 30 hours of State Board approved continuing education every two years for license renewal. All veterinarians must renew their license through the Professional Licensing Board at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office by December 31, 2018.   What you will need to complete your renewal: Secretary of State website login (you can ask the website to send you your password) $200 RENEWAL FEE ($70 for Vet Techs / $20 for faculty licenses) – you may pay online with a credit...

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