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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...

We need your help! While it’s always fun to guess what type of CE you like, it’s also nice to KNOW what you like. In planning our 2018 CE calendar we would like to get your input so we can create the best CE calendar for you. Please take this short (less than 10 multiple choice questions) survey to help us give you the best CE possible next year. Thank you for your help. Complete Survey Here...

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....

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...

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