Sunday, December 18, 2022
1:00 – 4:30 PM EST


  • 2 LEAP CE Credit Hrs (Approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med)
  • 2 Non-medical Credit Hrs


  • 1 – 2:40 pm: Pet Travel Regulations: Yes, It’s Regulated!
  • 2:40 – 2:50 pm: Break
  • 2:50 – 4:30 pm: Domestic Animal Laws in Georgia (LEAP CE)

This session will cover Domestic Animal Laws in Georgia including:

  • Ownership of Domestic Animals
  • Care and control of Domestic Animals
  • Lost and Found Pets
  • Duty to treat (client, non-client and hybrid)
  • Domestic Animal Bites
  • Disposal, Burial and Trusts
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Assistance Animals
  • Liability for harm caused to and by Domestic Animals

About the Speakers

Nelva J. Bryant, DVM, MPH
Industry Veterinarian, Delta Airlines
Dr. Nelva Bryant has a unique veterinary career. As a retired LCDR in the US Public Health Service, she held various positions in the US Federal Government (USDA, FDA, and CDC), where she was able to benefit animal and public health. Currently working in the airline industry, her mission is to improve pet travel via promoting animal welfare, education, and veterinary oversight.
Specialties: International and domestic travel of companion animals, CDC’s dog importation regulations, infectious and zoonotic diseases of animals, veterinary public health, animal welfare, veterinary consulting, and preventive veterinary medicine.

Don Riddick, BA, JD
Chief Legal Officer, Featurespace
Legal Advisor, GVMA
For many years Don has assisted the GVMA in advocating for the veterinary profession, serving as a writer, speaker and our very own legal expert in veterinary and animal law. Don is an attorney, practice owner, and former LVT. He’s published numerous articles on veterinary law, and is the former secretary of the Animal Law Section of the Georgia Bar. Consulting with veterinarians in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, he uses a practical and business focused approach to answering questions on compliance with legal requirements of the veterinary profession, client disputes, and business law. Don’s lighthearted examples from two decades in law and a decade running a practice help the time fly with easily remembered examples, like the 99% wolf/1% dog client, the possum‐cat, and the chihuahua divorce. Don’s spare time is spent in the field with his two Italian Spinoni and providing meals for horse riding events. He authors the blog “BetterVet Practices” at Bettervet.org and is an advocate for Animal Health and Veterinary Wellness. 

It saves to be a member!

Full Course (4 Hours)
Premier MembersIndividual MembersNon-Members
LEAP CE Only (2 Hours)
GVMA MembersNon-MembersTech w/ Individual Member in Practice
Free$250$125 (call for discount)

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