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Did you know that the GVMA has a Hospital Membership that includes additional benefits for your whole staff? Upgrade to a hospital membership before Dec. 1 and receive $100 off the base fee! Contact us today for more info at (678) 309-9800 or GVMA@gvma.net.   GVMA membership also includes FREE LEAP CE, a savings of $250 per employee! Here is a list of additional member benefits for Hospital Members:        $80 discount per employee on our Certified Veterinary Assistant Program      Free digital OSHA and Practice Management manuals (normally $89 and...

The GVMA held a Career Fair at the UGA Teaching Hospital on Tuesday,November 7th, for UGA CVM students looking for internships, externships, and associate positions. The event was a huge success as over 100 students came to learn more about veterinary opportunities in Georgia. We had 20 clinics represented, some who traveled from as far as Brunswick to attend. Several GVMA member clinics who could not attend utilized our job board option. We look forward to expanding the fair in 2018 and would like to thank VCA for sponsoring t-shirts, snacks,...

GVMA Veterinarian of the Year Presented to Martin Stotelmyer, DVM, in Recognition of his Exceptional Service to Georgia Veterinarians. Dr. Stotelmyer was born and raised in Winchester, Indiana, and stayed in-state to earn his veterinary degree from Purdue University. He began his career as an associate veterinarian at Parkdale Animal Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana, before moving south where he joined Buckhead Animal Clinic as associate veterinarian in 1974. In 1984, Dr. Stotelmyer became a co-owner of Buckhead Animal Clinic with David Forehand until Dr. Forehand’s death in 2004. Dr. Stotelmyer sold Buckhead Animal Clinic...

As a veterinarian there are only two ways to look at telemedicine: Embrace it and grow your practice up to 30%, or Ignore it and miss an opportunity to meet the needs of your current and future clientele It really is that simple and those are two very compelling reasons to join us for a very important Telemedicine Track at the 2017 GVMA Fall Convention, October 13-15. GVMA has made a SIGNIFICANT investment in bringing three of the nation’s top telemedicine speakers to help Georgia’s veterinarians examine the future of veterinary medicine...

Many of us change haircuts and wardrobes at least once a decade, but yet somehow the Veterinary Practice Act endures through spandex and pleated slacks. Why? That was the question members of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine and the GVMA asked themselves, and in light of the fact that their two national parent associations (AAVSB and AVMA) had both recently created their own Model Veterinary Practice Acts, perhaps it was time to give the Georgia Veterinary Practice Act its first true upgrade since 2003. The Georgia State Board of Veterinary...

Check out the GVMA Relief Veterinarian Database! GVMA Members can find a relief veterinarian in our "Online Directory" section under "Info to Go" at www.gvma.net. Search for a veterinarian by: Address or a zip code Relief Vet Practice Type Relief Counties Also, remember to update your profile if you are interested in relief work! Anyone with a GVMA profile can login and provide their contact information. Find a relief veterinarian now!...

Alternatives to Antibiotics: Why and How Heather K. Allen, PhD, USDA Agricultural Research Service July 31, 2017 The antibiotic resistance problem is caused by the evolution and transfer of genes that confer resistance to medically important antibiotics into human pathogens. The acquisition of such resistance genes by pathogens complicates disease treatment, increases health care costs, and increases morbidity and mortality in humans and animals. As antibiotic resistance continues to evolve, antibioticsof so-called last resort become even more precious. Reducing or preventing the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes into human pathogens is currently of high international importance....

Have you checked out the GVMA online directory? You can search find a veterinarian, search for a specialist, or locate a relief veterinarian under our “Info to Go” menu.  The public can also access the directory in our “Pet Owner” section. The online directory is a member benefit that pulls real time information so make sure your profile is up to date! Simply log in to your account at www.GVMA.net and check  the following information: Diplomate Specialty Employment Type Location Relief Vet listing (You do not a have to be a...

The GVMA is pleased to recommend American Profit Recovery (APR) as our vendor for collection activity on delinquent accounts. American Profit Recovery has quickly established itself as one of the leaders in the debt collection industry and is partnered with a number of veterinary medical associations including the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association. By combining a member’s internal efforts with APR’s third party intervention, the entire life cycle of the delinquency will be minimized. Not only will the effectiveness of the collection...

Veterinarians in Georgia are licensed by the Professional Licensing Board at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. The application process can be daunting for a new graduate, so the GVMA has created this easy step-by-step list for your convenience. Step 1: Go to the veterinary licensing board website - http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/53 Step 2: Click on "Application/Form Downloads" and then on "Application - Veterinary Medicine" Step 3: Print the license application and complete the form Step 4: Get the application notarized (all applications must be notarized) Step 5: Obtain the following items to mail with your notarized...

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