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The student chapter of the American Assoc. of Equine Practitioners (scAAEP) is holding their 13th annual Horse Owner Seminar and Trade Show on August 11th at UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Members of the local horse community are invited for a day of equine healthcare lectures provided by clinicians as well as a trade show and silent auction. scAAEP is looking for sponsors and/or donations for our silent auction. All proceeds go to furthering education of equine-interested vet students including student scholarships, travel funding, speakers, and wetlab materials. Click Here for more information.  ...

Respiratory CE with BONUS LEAP CE Session Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa Sunday, August 19, 2018 7:30am – 3:30pm, 7 CE Hours ***The hotel is full but please contact Brasstown Resort at 800-201-3205 for alternative housing in the area. Register Here Bring the Family and Have Some Fun at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa! Speaker: Dr. Megan Grobman is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with special interests in respiratory medicine, dysphagia, and respiratory biometrics. She completed specialty training and a master’s degree before joining the MU faculty in 2016. She enjoys reading and...

News from the Capitol The 2018 Georgia Legislative Session began January 8 and ended just after midnight on March 27.  For the first time in several years, the House and Senate returned to their traditional sine die adjournment method – the Lt. Governor and Speaker ordered the chamber doors to be opened and then gaveled the session to a close simultaneously. The GVMA, along with our lobbyists from Fiveash Stanley, worked around the clock on bills like the update to the Practice Act. Read the "2018 Legislative Comprehensive Report" to learn more. Laws...

Graduate, Consolidate, Get Started in Income-Driven Repayment Congratulations, new veterinarians! It’s time to celebrate graduation! It’s also time to learn why you want to start your student loan repayment plan ASAP. If you borrowed student loans to help you through veterinary school, you do NOT want to wait until your grace period expires to get your loan repayment plan started. This free learning session looks at how you can use your student loan grace period in a financially beneficial way. Join the conversation and get any burning questions answered: Tuesday, June 12th 5pm...

  Join us at the Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference on June 13-17 to hear Dr. Kristin Scott & Dr. Bert Dodd speak on Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Scott will discuss: The top 10 dentistry questions from referring veterinarians Home Care Update on feline oral disease Case based discussion on feline oral disease Toys vs. teeth Though Dr. Scott grew up in New York City, she went to vet school with a strong interest in herd health for dairy cattle.  That was her career focus until a herniated disk in her back and an...

Be On Alert For Phone Scam Claiming To Be Police! A person claiming to be from the Cobb County Sherriff's Office recently contacted a veterinary clinic and asked for a certain veterinarian. They had the veterinarian's name and address and claimed they did not appear for jury duty in Cobb County, gave a date, etc. They said Judge Harris (an actual Cobb County judge) signed off on a bench warrant for two misdemeanors. They wanted the veterinarian to drive to the Cobb County Sherriff's Office and sign an affidavit. They called...

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...

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