GVMA Blog

Dr. Lisa K. Nolan became dean of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine on July 1st. The GVMA sat down with Dean Nolan to talk  coming home, her passion for teaching, and the future of veterinary medicine. You don’t have the typical “wanted to be a vet from the age of three” story.  What was your path into veterinary medicine? I grew up in what was considered then to be rural Georgia (it is not rural now) and wasn’t exposed to veterinary medicine. I didn’t know much about going to...

*the GVMA is no longer accepting applications to the 2017-2018 program We understand that recent graduates have limited availability so for the 2017-2018 year the Power of 10 will have a combination of in-person, teleconference, and webinar format. Participants will decide meeting dates and times at the initial meeting to reduce or eliminate time off for program participation. Join the GVMA for an exciting leadership program! Power of Ten is a GVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Application deadline is Friday, September 1,...

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 following reports of Canine Influenza in Georgia. To date there are five confirmed cases of Canine Influenza strain H3N2, stemming from a May 19 dog show in Perry, Ga.  You may recall that H3N2 was the flu strain that was responsible for a large Georgia outbreak in 2015. While five confirmed cases in a three-week period may not be cause for panic, due to a report from WSB-TV in Atlanta, and an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, you may be getting calls and inquiries from concerned pet...

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...

We had a very successful Clay Shoot Fundraiser on May 11th at the Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club. This was our first time hosting this type of event and it proved to be not just lucrative for the GVMA Foundation, but a fun day for all. Over 50 people attended and we had great sponsorship from all types of businesses. Veterinarians and non-veterinarians participated and supported a great cause. There was a great sense of comradery amongst everyone attending. A huge thank you goes out to Dr. Phil Lukert, Douglasville, GA, for...

EMSTAR Research is conducting a needs assessment about the prescription drug use/abuse in Georgia and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).  Veterinary feedback is crucial in helping to understand how useful the PDMP is and how it can be improved. Even if the PDMP is not something you regularly use, it is important information that should be conveyed.   Please take 10 - 15 min to complete a confidential survey providing your feedback on the PDMP. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GA-PDMPProviderSurvey   The survey is closing on Friday, May 26. Please consider taking the time to help in this effort. Feedback from veterinarians is...

Judi Bailey, CVPM, President of GA Veterinary Managers Association, and Hospital Administrator of Loving Hands Animal Clinic, Alpharetta, GA was chosen as the winner of VHMA/DVM360 Practice Manager of the Year for 2016. It was announced at CVC - San Diego on December 9th, 2016 with several of her colleagues and friends present. [caption id="attachment_1025" align="alignright" width="219"] Judi Bailey, CVPM[/caption] Judi says, “I am humbled and honored to have won this award. I actually owe my start in veterinary management to a then solo practitioner in Jacksonville, FL. We built his practice...

May 11, 2017 EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Animal interstate movement health requirements for entry into Georgia are temporarily suspended for the evacuation of animals from areas affected by the Mims fire in Southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida. This suspension does not apply to animals entering Georgia from other destinations. On April 6, 2017, a lightning-caused fire was reported approximately 2.5 miles northeast of the Eddy Fire Tower in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. In an effort to facilitate the evacuation efforts in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, the Georgia Department of Agriculture has temporarily suspended interstate...

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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