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Free Informational Zoom Webinar December 15, 2022, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Purpose: To demonstrate the need to increase the number of shelter medicine vets serving in under-resourced areas of georgiaTo inform vets about the new clinical training opportunities in shelter medicine for uga vet studentsTo discuss how nonprofit clinics can engage and benefit private practice vets Agenda (subject to change without notice): OverviewGeorgia’s pet overpopulation crisis, related to lack of access to low-cost spay/neuter servicesCurrent shortage of shelter medicine vets due to nonprofit financial constraintsOther state precedents for student loan relief for shelter medicine vetsGA bill...

View Employee Newsletter (DECEMber 2022) View Supervisor Newsletter (DECEMBER 2022) Complimentary Online Seminar Stress Buster: Managing and Taking Control of Your Life Manage your stress in a healthier way and learn some strategies to take control of your life. Available on demand starting December 21 through the GVMA Compass. ACCESS THE GVMA Compass, A Member assistance PROGRAM ...

GEORGIA EDITION  •  Newsletter  •  Issue 8, 2022 Dear GVMA Members, Here is the latest update from the Veterinary Wellbeing Alliance, with curated content to help veterinary professionals focus on their wellbeing. Subscribers receive this resource in addition to complimentary access to Listeners On Call. If you have questions or comments on the newsletter, the service from Listeners On Call, or the Veterinary Wellbeing Alliance, you may contact Dr. Keri Riddick, CEO of Georgia VMA, at keri@gvma.net, or Adrian Hochstadt, VMAE CEO, at adrianhochstadt@vmae.org. To view a video on the Veterinary Wellbeing Alliance, click...

Last weekend, we co-hosted the 2022 Career Fair with UGA SAVMA for veterinary students at the University of Georgia. We are so excited to report that it was a huge success! We raffled off a few really fun items for the students - a pair of custom FIGS scrubs, a pair of HOKA shoes, and a brand new Littmann stethoscope. The scrubs and shoes were a huge hit. Thank you to all of the companies and business that came out and sponsored or participated in this awesome Career Fair. We...

Provides 5 CE CreditsInternal Medicine IntensiveSunday, December 11, 20227:30 am - 12:55 pm MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS Pamela Martin, DVM Dr. Pamela Martin grew up in Denver, Colorado, and received her BS in Animal Science from Tuskegee University and DVM from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has 8 years of clinical teaching and 7 years of didactic teaching experience. Jennifer Sinese, DVM Dr. Jennifer Sinese is from North Carolina, having completed her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at North Carolina State University. She then spent time in practice in the greater Chicago area, where she...

Q: What is your current role in veterinary medicine?  Dr. Griffin: I serve on the GVMA’s wellness committee to help support the development of mental health resources for those working in the veterinary field. Having worked with many veterinarians over the years, I have a special appreciation for all that veterinary professionals do and cope with on a daily basis. It’s my hope that my background in psychology and specialty in the human-animal bond enables me to support veterinary professionals in a unique way. Q: What brings you joy in your...

November is Human-Animal Bond Month and we took some time to chat with our Wellness Committee Chair, Dr. Laura Smallwood to get to know her a little better. We wanted to know more about her current work in vet med, and why wellness resources are important to provide to members. How does the human-animal bond relate to wellness? Think back to the last time you were stressed - if someone had plopped a pile of puppies or kittens in your lap, I think its safe to say your mood would...

GEORGIA EDITION  •  Newsletter  •  Issue 7, 2022 Dear Subscriber: Here is the latest update from the Veterinary Wellbeing Alliance, with curated content to help veterinary professionals focus on their wellbeing. Subscribers receive this resource in addition to complimentary access to Listeners On Call. If you have questions or comments on the newsletter, the service from Listeners On Call, or the Veterinary Wellbeing Alliance, you may contact Dr. Keri Riddick, Executive Director of the GVMA, at keri@gvma.net, or Adrian Hochstadt, VMAE CEO, at adrianhochstadt@vmae.org. To view a video on the Veterinary Wellbeing Alliance, click...

View Employee Newsletter (NOVEMber 2022) View Supervisor Newsletter (NOVEMber 2022) Complimentary Online Seminar Overtime: Working Caregivers The Sandwich Generation at WorkFind out some practical and effective strategies to balance your work and personal life as the sandwich generation. Available on demand starting November 22 through the GVMA Compass, formerly known as the MAP. ACCESS THE GVMA COMPASS, A MEMBER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ...

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