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Looking to hire in the future? Want to help UGA CVM students prepare for their career in veterinary medicine? On April 8, 2018,  the student chapter of the VBMA wil be hosting a Mock Interview Workshop to give students an opportunity to engage in professional development and start preparing for their future careers! Date: April 8, 2018 When: Mock Interviews from 1pm-3pm and a Networking hour from 3pm-4pm Where: the classrooms at the Veterinary Education Center and The Station at the University of Georgia, Veterinary Teaching Hospital. What: Mock Interview hosted by the Veterinary Business...

Help support the Foundation and its programs supporting companion animals, service animals, and One Health. Where: Big Red Oak Plantation, Gay, Georgia When: May 3, 2018 Registration information: $150/person (100 birds each) Registration Opens at 11am Ammo is included Team competition begins at 12pm Door prizes and raffles Registration closes at 1pm Call Big Red Oak Plantation to reserve Golf cart (706) 538-6870. Register Here Questions contact Dr. Wendy Cuevas @ wendy@gvma.net [gallery ids="1085,1084,1083"]  ...

GVMA members participated this past Thursday in Veterinary Career Exploration Day at the Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Several members, including Dr. Lee,  gave demonstrations to 4-H kids to promote veterinary medicine and explain the role that large animal practitioners play.   [gallery ids="2460,2461,2462"]  ...

Emergency/Critical Care CE at Unicoi State Park & Lodge Sunday, April 22, 2018 7:30am – 3:30pm, 7 CE Hours Register Here  About Unicoi State Park & Lodge A thousand acres of wilderness situated between charming mountain towns will delight you, area festivities will lure you and natural wonders will astonish you. Visit Unicoi State Park and Lodge and experience the fun the North Georgia Mountains can offer. Nearby alpine Helen is host to great shopping, restaurants and annual events such as Oktoberfest. Neighboring Anna Ruby Falls dazzles with double waterfalls and local history. Explore explore...

The GDA (Georgia Department of Agriculture) encourages all GVMA Veterinarians to sign up for the Companion Animal/Equine newsletter on their website at http://agr.georgia.gov/companion-animal-equine-division.aspx This is not a weekly or monthly newsletter but it is used as the primary means of providing updated information to licensees, stakeholders and citizens.   Such information may include grant announcements from the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program and dates for training opportunities.  It is also used as a means to request feedback concerning any proposed rules changes  concerning companion animals and equines....

Have you ever thought about your liability if one of your veterinary technician/assistants were exposed to rabies? The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians recommends that veterinarians, technicians, and assistants receive pre-exposure rabies vaccination and regular antibody titer checks according to ACIP recommendations. The Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH) is investigating current practices, attitudes, and limitations regarding pre-exposure rabies vaccinations. GDPH will analyze the data collected and report back to you the practice policies of your fellow Georgia veterinarians regarding staff pre-exposure rabies vaccinations. Please complete this short (<5 minutes)...

by the American Veterinary Medical Association Opioid shortages – particularly injectable fentanyl, morphine, and hydromorphone – continue to impact veterinarians’ ability to provide appropriate pain management for patients and are anticipated to last into 2019. The shortage stems largely from upgrades being made to a Pfizer Inc. manufacturing plant. While Pfizer manufactures most of these products, some other drug manufacturers may be considering whether and how they can produce more of these medications to meet patient needs. The AVMA has been communicating closely with both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and...

Georgia Department of Agriculture Food Recall Alert LOTTE Int’l is recalling 1.48-ounce packages of "Kancho Choco Biscuit" (UPC Code # 8801062 144815) due to an undeclared allergen (peanuts) not listed on the product label. The product comes in three different packages, Kancho 42g, Kancho Cup 95g, and Kancho Multi 168g. The product was distributed nationwide and in Canada, mostly in ethnic retail stores and online stores.  Blue Ridge Beef is recalling lot #GA1102 of Kitten Grind raw pet food (manufacture date 11/02/2017) because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. This recall was initiated after the...

Sign-up for Ortho Labs: Simple Fracture Repair Techniques (2 days) at the Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference June 13 - 17, 2018 Sponsored by: Intrauma Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort • Destin, FL Register Now!   Simple Fracture Repair Techniques (2 days) This session will discuss decision-making and the traditional and newest surgical techniques for treating simple and comminute fractures in dogs and cats. Fracture repair is most successful when performed appropriately the first time. Success depends on proper choice of a technique to provide adequate stability, while also preserving the viability of the soft tissues around the fracture....

The much anticipated Crossover Day is now behind us. Bills that passed the House may be considered by the Senate, and vice versa. This also means that bills that did not pass either chamber are essentially dead for 2018, save for some legislative shenanigans. Ten legislative days remain, although Sine Die (the last day of the session) does not come until March 29. This leaves plenty of time for legislative wrangling, and GVMA will be monitoring all of it through the session's end. The Veterinary Practice Act (H.B. 956), which was initiated...

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