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Perplexing Paradigms in Feline Medicine WINN FELINE FOUNDATION 40TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON FELINE HEALTH JUNE 2 8 , 2 0 1 8 Symposium PDF LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, GA REGISTRATION Fee: $35, includes light snacks. Pre-registration is required at winnfelinefoundation.org Deadlines: June 21 for CFA, June 26 for Winn Website registrations SCHEDULE OVERVIEW: Exploring new therapies for a common cause of feline infectious diarrhea Presented by: Katie Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine Trichomonosis is a rapidly emerging infectious disease of cats that is caused by the parasite, Tritrichomonas foetus. Unfortunately, little is understood...

We held our 2nd annual sporting clay fundraiser at Big Red Oak Plantation in Gay, Georgia on May 3rd and raised some money for the Foundation. We had veterinarians and non-veterinarians participate in a super day of fun networking and a great day. The winner this year was GVMA member Dr. Nonie Eakle with a score of 96 out of 100. Well done to her! Thank you to all that participated! [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="2610,2609,2608,2607"]...

Dear GVMA member, The GVMA and GVMA Foundation would like to thank the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) for working with us to again allow private practitioners (through the GVMA Foundation – only non-profits may apply to GDA) to utilize funds from the spay / neuter grant program. Because veterinarians cannot apply individually, the GVMA Foundation will apply for a large grant and will evenly distribute those funds to all participating members. As in the past, GVMA members may apply for those funds to pay for or subsidize sterilization procedures. It...

You are being invited to participate in a research study about mental health experiences and attitudes toward seeking mental health services among veterinary professionals. This study is being conducted by Kerry Karaffa, PhD and Tamara Hancock, DVM, MS, DACVP, PhD. Dr. Karaffa is a licensed psychologist and Mental Health and Wellness Coordinator for the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Hancock is a veterinarian and Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri. This study will provide information that may ultimately be used to better understand mental health concerns...

Physical Rehabilitation & Pain Management for Companion Animals North Georgia Veterinary Specialists, Buford, GA. Sunday, July 15, 2018 8:00am – 3:30pm, 7 CE Hours Register Here This is a 7-hour course designed to introduce the veterinary professional to the field of animal rehabilitation, and to understand how the principles of therapy can be of benefit to many different cases that the general practitioner and surgeon see on a regular basis. The course will consist of lecture, video case presentations, and hands-on lab sessions. The course is open to all practicing veterinarians.   Course Objectives: Upon completion of this...

by Barbara Schick, RVT Hospital Administrator, Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners   What makes a candidate’s resume stand-out when applying for a position? Academics are a big thing. Where someone went to school matters and I look for someone who took their GPA seriously.  How involved were they while in school and do they have outside interests? Also, I like for the candidate to have a connection to the area, when I hire someone I want to know they are going to stay. What are some red flags? If someone has a low GPA or they have...

ECVC SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT   LAURA SMALLWOOD, DVM, DACVIM-SAIM.   Join us at the Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference on June 13-17 to hear Dr. Laura Smallwood speak on mindfulness. Dr. Smallwood will discuss: Mindful Veterinary Leadership: Connect, Then Lead – Attributes of Effective Leaders Mindful Veterinary Leadership: Connect, Then Lead – Mindfulness Techniques for Leaders Mindful Veterinary Practice: Rediscovering the Joy of Veterinary Practice – The Evidence for Mindfulness Mindful Veterinary Practice: Rediscovering the Joy of Veterinary Practice – Mindfulness Techniques Mindful Veterinary Practice: Rediscovering the Joy of Veterinary Practice – Implementing Mindfulness in Your...

15 Years Of Protecting Georgia’s Pets: Officer Joey Brooks On March 14th, 2017, Office Joey Brooks received the “Advocate for Animals Award” presented by Claudine Wilkins J.D at Animal Law & Enforcement/Animal Shelter Symposium in Atlanta. The Advocate for Animals Award is given to outstanding organizations and individuals who show compassion, courage, and a desire to help animals and their community. Cindy Wiemann of Gwinnett Animal Shelter, who nominated him, says,“Officer Brooks calm and sometimes funny personality is a great asset in his investigative work. He has a way of making people feel...

ECVC SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT   TOMESHIA HUBBARD, DVM Join us at the Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference on June 13-17 to hear Dr. Tomeshia Hubbard speak on dermatology. Dr. Hubbard will discuss: Food Allergy Dermatitis: How to Perform a Proper Food Trial Flea Allergy Dermatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment. Pemphigus Follaceus: The Most Common Autoimmune Disease Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Pseudintermedius (MRSP) Infections. Dr. Hubbard is a native of Birmingham, AL. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Talladega College in 1998. She acquired her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in...

One of the House’s last actions at 11:57 pm on Thursday was to give final passage to HB 956, which updates the Georgia Veterinary Practice Act! HB 956 was put forth by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine who then asked the GVMA to spearhead the initiative in the legislature. HB 956 is a landmark update and modernization of the Veterinary Practice Act. The legislation is the product of a coalition of stakeholders including large animal veterinarians, companion animal veterinarians, academia and the agribusiness community. Thursday's adjournment is only a temporary...

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