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The core values of the GVMA include integrity, progressive thinking, compassion & inclusivity. These have been and continue to be our beliefs. We support the following statement by the AVMA. Article from AVMA: https://www.avma.org/avma-stands-black-community READ JAVMA: Veterinarians talk racial discrimination ...

Practicing Preventive Legal Medicine & Informed Consent Doctrine Provides 2 LEAP CE Credit Hours via Zoom Webinar (Approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med) Sunday, June 21, 2020 1 - 2:40 pm REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12:30PM on 6/21 Register Now Great news! We are now able to offer LEAP CE online! This is the first of many planned LEAP CE Webinars to be hosted by the GVMA. If you can't make it to this one, stay tuned for further announcements on upcoming dates. You can also view our Calendar here. GVMA LEAP CE will continue...

+ LEAP CE with Don Riddick, ESQ.! Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE Credits Sunday, November 15, 20207:30 am - 3:30 pm LOCATION BRING THE FAMILY AND HAVE SOME FUN! Great Wolf Lodge150 Tom Hall Parkway, LaGrange, GA 30240866-678-9653 (Hotel Reservations) Registrants receive our special rate of $129.00!Call and request your discounted rate through the GVMA or book online with code "2011GVMA".All hotel reservations must be made on or before October 14, 2020. BOOK ROOM View great wolf updated health & SAFETY measures Get directions MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR Ingrid Johnson, CCBC - Fear Free Certified Professional Ingrid Johnson...

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,...

The GVMA and GVMA Foundation would like to thank the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) for working with the GVMA Foundation again to allow private practitioners to utilize funds from the spay / neuter grant program. Because veterinarians cannot apply individually, the GVMA Foundation will apply for a large grant and will distribute those funds to all participating members. As in the past, GVMA members may apply for those funds to pay for or subsidize sterilization procedures for clients. The GVMA Foundation requires on your hospital’s letterhead: Due Wednesday, May...

Difficult Emotions & Uncertain Times: A Mindful Veterinary Survival Guide Difficult Emotions and Uncertain Times References Mindful Veterinary Tips for Working with Fear and Stress During COVID SPEAKER: LAURA SMALLWOOD, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), RYT-200 Dr. Laura Smallwood’s professional experience includes over 35 years in the practice of veterinary medicine, the majority of that as a small animal internal medicine specialist and practice owner. Dr. Smallwood began her study of Mindfulness early in 2016 as part of a collaboration to develop a 6-week Mindfulness-based stress resilience program for Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists. Since that...

Devoted exclusively to questions and concerns regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of veterinary workers. COVID-19 has changed how we work and how we live in ways so profound as to be unimaginable only 6 weeks ago. Yet here we are, living through uncertainty, difficult emotions, and social isolation. At work, there are safety concerns, operational changes, concerns for job security, and growing financial constraints. For those who are not currently employed, there is personal financial distress. Whether you need help personally or want to...

GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 Pandemic FROM GA VETERINARY HEALTH OFFICIALS View the Q&A DOCUMENT View resources from the following Meeting Mental Health & 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. View More ...

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