GVMA Blog

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 This suspension is temporary and will expire on September 30, 2018, unless it is rescinded or extended.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...

The GVMA is holding a surgery lab for UGA CVM students Wednesday, Aug. 29th., from 5:00-7:00 pm in Athens. The lab is an introduction to our surgery program. We are looking for member veterinarians to participate and help the students practice their surgical skills!   The GVMA also is looking for members to help supervise UGA CVM juniors and seniors for our Saturday surgery days at Gwinnett Animal Shelter. Upcoming surgery days are Aug. Sept. 15th, Oct: 13th, & Nov 3rd. What Students Are Saying About the GVMA/UGA Student Surgery Program Intro To The GVMA/UGA Student Surgery Program Please contact Lindsay for more information!   The GVMA/UGA Student Surgery Program...

GVMA Traveling CE: Clinical Pathology — Dawn M. Boothe, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP 7 CE Hours Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Macon Marriott City Center 240 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA 31217 Register Here Hotel Reservations: Call (800) 228-9290 and let them know you are with the GVMA to receive our special rate of $109 per room, per night. All reservations should be made by Monday, September 3rd, 2018. A Lodge Fee of $5.00 per room, per night will also apply. Speaker: Dawn Merton Boothe, DVM, MS, PhD Diplomate, ACVIM (Internal Medicine), ACVCP (Clinical Pharmacology) Dr. Boothe graduated from Texas...

The GVMA continues to work with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy to address the compounding prescription issue in state of Georgia. We will continue to post updated compounding pharmacy lists as they become available to us. For more on the GVMA’s legislative efforts regarding compounding medications see the Fall 2017 issue of the Georgia Veterinarian or contact the GVMA at 678-309-9800 or gvma@gvma.net Updated Compounding Pharmacies GA...

by Dr. Wendy Cuevas, MS, BVSc, MPH, DACVPM, GVMA Director of Veterinary Services Do you offer advice, deliver diagnoses, consult, treat or transfer medical data to clients on the phone, fax or email?? Veterinarians, if you said yes to any of these methods of communication you are probably practicing telehealth/telemedicine without understanding what it means legally. There are clear definitions in the Georgia Telemedicine Act and I would advise all veterinarians to read the law and protect yourself. The practice of telemedicine involves an established veterinary client patient relationship (VCPR) within the past 12...

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