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ANIMAL LAW AND INVESTIGATION TRAINING August 23, 2018 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Attendees will receive 6 POST credits, 6 CLE credits and 6 LEAP credits. Valdosta City Hall Annex 300 North Lee Street Valdosta, GA 30601 This event is free, but space is limited. To hold your spot, please visit atlantahumane.org/lawtraining PRESENTERS Jessica Rock Director of Legal Advocacy and Law Enforcement Support Animal Cruelty Unit Atlanta Humane Society Mike Perkins Director of Cruelty Investigations Animal Cruelty Unit Atlanta Humane Society Kevin Hearst Chief Cruelty Investigator DeKalb County Animal Services TOPICS Animal Cruelty Investigations and Prosecutions Dog Fighting Investigations and Prosecutions Case Preparation and Courtroom Presentation in Animal Cases A day of training open to law...

GVMA Traveling CE: Feline Medicine—Tony Buffington, DVM, MS, BS, PhD, DACVN 5 Hrs Medical CE + 2 Hrs LEAP CE Sunday, October 28, 2018 7:30 am - 3:30 pm The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens 4500 Southern Pine Dr, Pine Mountain, GA 31822 Register Here Hotel Reservations:  Call (866) 801-5313 and let them know you are with the GVMA to receive our special rate of $159.00 for Callaway Gardens Lodge Rooms and $119.00 for Mountain Creek Inn Rooms. All reservations should be made on or before the cutoff date of Friday, September 28, 2018. A Resort Fee of...

Veterinarians please note the following changes and communications from GDA: Paper certificates of veterinary inspection (CVI or health certificate) will no longer be available effective January 1, 2019 or until supplies are gone. http://agr.georgia.gov/notice-changes-to-paper-cvis-memo.aspx Please click on the link below to find out the different ways to obtain a CVI for your client. http://agr.georgia.gov/notice-changes-to-paper-cvis-flyer.aspx   Rule 40-16-1-.09 Hazardous Biologicals, Authority to Impound, has been amended to indicate that only a Georgia licensed veterinarian may vaccinate animals. It will become effective on August 14, 2018. Practice owners please understand that your veterinary assistants and technicians should...

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. However, the rules are different for recent graduates. 2017 Graduates The official State Board rule is “A veterinarian licensed during the first year of a biennium must obtain 15 hours of continuing education and is not required to meet the two hour requirement in Georgia laws, rules and professionalism.” This means that veterinarians who graduated in 2017 only have to complete 15 hours to renew...

Why did you become a practice owner? I became a practice owner because I had a vision for how I wanted to utilize my team. When I first started practicing most clinics were doctor centered which usually meant that most support staff were under-utilized. I think people enjoy their jobs more when they are stimulated and enjoy what they are doing. I believe education leads to empowerment. With proper knowledge team members are better able to help our clients and support the doctors. Culture seems to be a very important part of...

Veterinarians have contacted the GVMA office seeking help finding compounded medications. We have worked with the Georgia Pharmacy Association to obtain a list of compounding pharmacies that offer veterinary products (download here in excel or here in PDF). Many offer overnight delivery for your clients, with some even offering same day delivery. GVMA is working with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy to change the compounding laws in Georgia to be more friendly to veterinary practitioners. For more on the GVMA’s legislative efforts regarding compounding medications see the Fall 2017 issue of...

Sunday, August 5, 2018 7:30am-3:30pm 7 CE Hours Location: Highwoods Building (Lobby Level Conference Room) 2200 Century Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30345    PRICING Early Reg (before 7/22) Late Reg (After 7/21) Non Members $245.00 $300.00 Individual Member $185.00 $225.00 Hospital Member $115.00 $115.00   REGISTER HERE About the Speaker: Beth Scott, CPA is a director in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Business Advisory and Veterinary Services Groups. She has been with the firm since 2004. Beth advises clients in accounting, tax, and business matters and has extensive experience in tax planning, tax compliance, financial statement analysis, forecasts and projections, accounting systems implementation, and key performance indicator reports. As a member of the Veterinary...

by Dr. Wendy Cuevas, BS, BVSc, MPH, DACVPM GVMA Director of Veterinary Services Veterinarians please review the following communication from the GA Department of Agriculture: The Department is proposing to amend Rule-40-16-1-.09 by removing the reference to “Strain 19” and by removing the provision allowing rabies vaccine to be used “under the direction of” any veterinarian licensed under the Georgia Veterinary Practice Act and “employees of the state and federal government approved by the State Veterinarian.” It is basically clarifying the language to ensure that only a licensed GA veterinarian can administer the rabies...

3 Sessions to choose from (or register for all of them!) 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. 2 CE Hours EACH - FREE for Hospital Members - $15.00 for 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: Highwoods Building (Lobby Level Conference Room) 2200 Century Parkway NE Atlanta, GA 30345 (across from the Marriott Century Center Hotel, off of Clairmont Road) Speaker: Paula Krimer, DVM, DVSc, DACVP Dr. Krimer is a clinical pathologist and associate professor at the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University...

The Council on Education (COE) is now accepting applications for veterinarians interested in serving as Council on Education site visitors. A limited number of site visitors will be trained in 2018. Applicants who are engaged in private clinical practice, especially in mixed, equine, or food animal practice, or non-academic practice are encouraged to apply. Site Visitors will conduct veterinary medical college accreditation site visits on behalf of the COE.  The site visitors will carefully review the Self-Study from the institution under review, verify the information during a comprehensive site visit...

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