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From the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Labs: To our EIA submitters, Thank you for placing your trust in the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories at UGA. Per the USDA Veterinary Services Guidance released October 2019, there will be multiple changes in the Coggins paperwork requirements moving forward. Effective April 15, 2020: •Only the 2018 version of the VS 10-11 Equine Infectious Anemia Test Form will be accepted oTo order forms, contact the GA Department of Agriculture at(404) 656-3665 Ext. 1401 or gdasupplyorder@agr.georgia.gov •No fields are allowed to be left blank ...

+ LEAP CE with Don Riddick, Esq.! Dentistry CEProvides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE CreditsSunday, February 23, 20207:30 am - 3:30 pm LOCATION BRING THE FAMILY AND HAVE SOME FUN! Great Wolf Lodge150 Tom Hall Parkway, LaGrange, GA 30240866-678-9653 (Hotel Reservations) Registrants receive our special rate of $119.00! Each deluxe room has 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa (can accommodate up to 5 people) and INCLUDES YOUR PASS TO THE INDOOR WATER PARK. Book your room by calling 866-678-9653 mentioning booking code 2002GVMA or click the button below to book...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. January Employee Newsletter January Supervisor Newsletter January Online Seminar:  Your Financial Checkup Just like a regular health checkup, this session will walk you through a "financial checkup", guiding you through the necessary steps to examine your finances.  Available On Demand Jan. 21st Click here for an editable version of the flyer, Monthly Online Seminar/DOC.  You will also find the monthly poster for online materials in English and Spanish.  You will also find the new seminar...

A new federal rule will extend overtime pay requirements to more workers as of January 1, 2020. Some veterinary practices and employees could be affected by the U.S. Department of Labor rule. The rule raises the earnings thresholds for workers to be exempted from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements that workers be paid overtime pay of at least 1.5 times their regular pay rate for any hours worked in excess of a 40-hour workweek. The Department of Labor estimates that 1.3 million workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay. Key provisions...

GVMA Hospital Membership gives your entire staff exclusive benefits and discounts. Even better, it costs absolutely nothing to add your support staff. Hospital Membership includes:- Discounts on VetSouth Fall Conf. & Traveling CE- Develop your staff with the Certified Veterinary Assistant Program- Discount at the GVMA/UGA Career Fair - Free digital handbooks on Ga. regulations, OSHA, and transitioning new graduates Save $$ Hospital A: 1 doctor, 2 technicians = $550 Membership Fee • $300 savings for Fall Convention • $130 savings on Traveling CE • ...

+ LEAP CE with Betsy Choder, Esq.! Neurology Crash CourseProvides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE CreditsSaturday, January 25, 20207:30 am - 3:30 pm 2200 Century Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345Lobby Level Conference Room in Highwoods Building [button size='large' text='Register Now!' icon='' icon_size='' icon_color='' link='https://gvma.memberclicks.net/neurology-seminar-2020' target='_blank' color='' background_color='' border_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align=''] LEARNING OBJECTIVESNeurology Crash Course: What You REALLY Need to Know!These 5 hours of lectures will be full of photos and videos of cases with the goals of making you more comfortable with neurological syndromes and how to manage them in...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. December Employee Newsletter December Supervisor Newsletter December Online Seminar:  Examining Relationships: Healthy vs. Unhealthy This session helps participants identify the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships and what kind of relationships to avoid.  Available On Demand Dec. 17th The holiday season is a time for celebrations, gift giving, and reconnecting with  family  and  friends.  However, the season can also bring with it added stress, anxiety, and even the holiday blues. Your Member Assistance Program can help...

The holidays are just around the corner, do you plan to take some time off? Below are resources to help you find a relief veterinarian: The GVMA has a listings on members who provide relief work! Can you access our online directory here, a GVMA member benefit. If you are member who would like to list yourself as a relief vet, simply log into your GVMA account and select which counties you would like to be listed under. Additional listings can be made through the Career Center, if you need...

From the AVMA: SUPPORT-Act-Memo-Nov-1-2019-Final (PDF version) Applicability of the SUPPORT Act to Veterinarians November 1, 2019 The DEA recently announced the launch of the Suspicious Orders Report System (SORS) Online, a new centralized database [https://deadiversion.usdoj.gov/sors/index.html], where DEA registrants, including veterinarians, must report suspicious orders of controlled substances. The DEA has sent communication about the program to all practitioner registrants. The good news is that the impact upon veterinary practices should be negligible and compliance should be relatively straightforward. As this is a new program is it very likely that DEA guidance will change over time...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. November Employee Newsletter November Supervisor Newsletter October Online Seminar:  Challenges of Multigenerational Caregiving (November 19th) This session provides a timely overview of how to cope as a caregiver in the 'sandwhich generation', including competing pressures of family life and work while caring for a young and/or elderly relative. (Monthly seminars are updated the third Tuesday of each month. Registration is not required) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click here & access your Work-Life services. (Login is organization specific.  Please check with your HR team...

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