Member Benefits

EDUCATION

Free LEAP CE
Free 2 hour Legal Ethical & Professional (LEAP) Course required to renew your veterinary license in the state of Georgia ($250 value).

Premium Continuing Education
Discounts on GVMA CE courses, conferences, wet labs, & events. Hospital Members receive steep discounts.

Practice Handbook
An 88 page handbook containing vital information you need to practice medicine in the state of Georgia. Need to know the rules on abandonment? Worried about rules on keeping medical records? This handbook is free for hospital members and available for purchase at discounted rate for individual members.

Recent Graduate Handbook
This 80 page guide helps new graduates navigate their first year in practice. The handbook includes information on obtaining a license, prescribing controlled substances, and Georgia continuing education requirements.

OSHA Handbook
The GVMA Guide to Safety Regulations and OSHA Compliance in the Veterinary Practice has nearly 100 pages of helpful tips and tools that will solve your OSHA compliance needs and keep your practice running smoothly, within the law. This handbook is free for hospital members and available for purchase at discounted rate for individual members.

Discounted Webinars
Thanks to a partnership between the GVMA and Communication Solutions for Veterinarians, members can save $10 and pay $89 per webinar for your entire staff. Expert communications consultant Wendy Myers provides training and consulting services to help practice teams and owners improve compliance, client service, and hospital management.

Certified Veterinary Assistant Program
The GVMA now recognizes and certifies the designation of Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA). This CVA program encourages continuing education for veterinary medical personnel, enabling them to become more informed, skilled, and trusted members of the veterinary medical team.

SUPPORT

Employee Assistance ProgramComing Jan. 2019
The GVMA has partnered with McLaughlin Young and is proud to provide an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that offers
support and resources you need to address personal or work-related challenges and concerns.

Advocacy
The GVMA is advocating for veterinary issues 365 days a year through our lobbyists and dedicated volunteers. We are protecting the profession by monitoring legislative issues and potential rule changes that affect Georgia veterinarians.

Power of 10
We offer a leadership development program for recent graduates and emerging leaders that help develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. The Power of 10 is a national leadership program designed to help veterinarians be leaders in their clinics and communities.

Student Loan re-financing with Credible
Credible is a simple, free service that can help GVMA members and their families save money by comparing their student loan refinancing options. With Credible, student debt holders can submit a single form and receive offers from multiple lenders. The average veterinarian that refinances with Credible saves over $40,000 and it only takes 20 seconds to get a savings estimate.

Wellness Assistance
Members receive confidential help for personal issues through the GVMA Wellness Committee. This is a group of knowledgeable and concerned peers, who are available to work with individuals in trouble, as well those around them.

Thanks to a partnership between the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and QPR Institute, Inc., GVMA members receive FREE Question-Persuade-Refer Suicide Training. For more info, click here.

Career Center
Members looking to advance their career can take advantage of the Veterinary Career Network (VCN) through the GVMA website. Job seekers can conduct a free nationwide search by position, species, and location and receive valuable advice. Employers can also place ads which are free if no relocation is selected.

Client Financial Assistance
Through The GVMA Foundations Fund for Companion Animals, GVMA veterinarians may apply for funding to support cases that meet specific client, patient, and treatment criteria for financial hardship and non-routine care.

Credit Card Processing
Since 2009 GVMA has partnered with Piedmont Payment Advisors for unbeatable pricing and outstanding service for credit card processing for GVMA members. Find out more about this benefit.

Insurance Services
American Veterinarians’ Insurance Services (AMVETS) is an independent insurance agency that is dedicated to working with and solving the complex insurance needs of veterinarians and their clinics.

Plumb’s Veterinary Drug App
We are happy to announce a 15% discount to Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs for GVMA members. A subscription to Plumb’s Veterinary Drugs will give you access to the fastest format of Plumb’s ever. You will be able to access drug information from your computer, smartphone and tablet. Drug information is continuously updated giving you the most up to date version of Plumb’s. Already a Member? Get your Discount Code!

State salary information
Search wages and other salary information for the veterinary industry through the GVMA website. This information is provided by the Georgia Department of Labor.

Veterinary Care Foundation
VCF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable foundation created for the specific purpose of helping veterinary practices fund the discounted and no charge care they generously provide to hardship cases, rescue groups or as good samaritans.

The Spay/Neuter Reimbursement Grant
Through the GVMA Foundation grants are available for GVMA member veterinarians for spay and neuter procedures for clients that can’t afford these procedures. The grants are disbursed through the Georgia Department of Agriculture and members must apply each year.

Debt Collection Agency 
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.

CONNECTIONS

The GA Vet Magazine
Our quarterly magazine is the official publication keeps you informed about the latest trends in the veterinary profession as well the inside stories of GVMA members. The 40 page newsletter includes content on business, legislation, and news in the veterinary industry.

GVMA E-news
Stay up to date on the latest news impacting Georgia veterinarians. We keep you informed on the GVMA and the urgent issues affecting your practice.

Online Membership Directories
The GVMA home page contains contact information of all GVMA veterinarians in Georgia. Veterinarians can be found by location and specialty with the most up to date information.

Relief Veterinarian Directory
Need a vacation? Find a relief veterinarian in our online veterinary resources section. Find a GVMA member through our search engine which includes contact information, practice area, and location.

Conference Proceedings
Log on to the GVMA members only section to find proceedings and notes from GVMA past conferences and events.

Helpline
We are here to help answer your questions pertaining to Georgia laws, rules and regulations. We can help you find the statute or rule that impacts how to practice medicine. Contact us during regular office hours Monday – Friday to answer your veterinary questions– 678-309-9800 or gvma@gvma.net!

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