GVMA/UGA CVM Virtual Town Hall Meeting for COVID-19

Devoted exclusively to questions and concerns regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of veterinary workers.

The way we interact and produce food is already changing due to COVID-19. This session is devoted to answering questions producers and veterinarians have around their key role in maintaining a stable, secure, and cost effective food supply.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on all segments of beef cattle production, producers are faced with exploring options that likely require retaining ownership of their cattle for longer periods of time. Therefore, it is imperative to meet the changing nutrient requirements of both the herd, as well as weaned cattle. This includes knowing the nutrient requirements for different stages of production, procuring feeds, and understanding stocking capacity.


  • Dr. Brent Credille – UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, Assistant Professor of Food Animal Health and Management Program, Department of Population Health
  • Dr. Lee Myers – Area Veterinarian in Charge, GA & FL USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
  • Dale Sandlin – GA Cattlemen’s Association, Exec. Vice President
  • Dr. Tommie Shepherd – UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Agribusiness Economist
  • Dr. Lawton Stewart – UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Extension Animal Scientist
  • James Vaughn – GA Cattlemen’s Association, Executive Committee


September 18-20, 2020

Callaway Gardens & Resort in Pine Mountain, GA

Hosted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, SGVMA, Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, & GVMA.