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Reportable Diseases of Poultry and Other Animals & Pharmacodynamics of Antibiotics Used in Poultry Provides 2 LEAP CE Credit Hours via Zoom Webinar (Approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med)Tuesday, November 10, 202010 - 11:40 am Register Now Reportable diseases of Poultry and other animals Veterinarians will understand the historical perspective on reportable diseases, from history to NARHS to NLRAD. Veterinarians will learn what, who, why, how to report a poultry disease? What is done with the information once it is submitted to the GA Department of Agriculture? Pharmacodynamics of Antibiotics used in Poultry Antibiotics that...

The Science Behind The Human-Animal Bond & The Application of Those Principles to Promote General Wellness Provides 2 LEAP CE Credit Hours via Zoom Webinar (Approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med)Wednesday, November 18, 20206 - 7:40 pm Register Now This presentation will outline the state of the empirical research that supports the human-animal bond both in terms of both animal assisted interventions (AAI) and general pet ownership. Differences between the various working animal titles will be discussed, and standards of practice to support AAI will be outlined. Finally, in noting...

Mindful Lunch Break Series Join Dr. Laura Smallwood Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, beginning September 2nd, for a bit of mindful stress reduction during your lunch break. Sessions will last 20 minutes and topics will include distraction, stress, worry, happiness, and compassion. REGISTER Dr. Smallwood Bio Dr. Laura Smallwood’s professional experience includes 36 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...

As the discussion of the use of cannabis-derived and -related products in veterinary medicine continues to evolve, the AVMA is providing an update for practitioners regarding the legal and regulatory framework surrounding such use. The information included in the attached document is not specific to the legal or regulatory status of products of any particular company. Rather, it reflects our understanding of the current status of this class of products based on information provided by federal agencies. Please feel free to share this information and be in touch if you...

 SB346 allows the State Board of Veterinary Medicine to contract with a professional health program to provide rehabilitative services to impaired veterinarians.  Additionally, the measure creates a seat on the state board for a veterinary technician. SB346 comes at the request of the GVMA and Sen. Ellis Black, R-Valdosta. The GVMA Resilience & Well-Being Committee lobbied for veterinarians to be included in the Georgia Physician’s Health Program (GPHP) which provides support for physicians who are seeking intervention for substance abuse disorders.  GPHP currently works with physicians, physician assistants, and respiratory therapists...

Last week, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Senate Bill 359, the COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act. SB 359 says that no healthcare facility, healthcare provider, entity [business], or individual, shall be held liable for damages in an action involving a COVID-19 liability claim unless the claimant proves that the actions of the healthcare facility, healthcare provider, entity, or individual, showed: gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm. Additionally, the bill creates a presumption of the assumption of risk if a business displays a...

DOMESTIC ANIMAL LAWS IN GEORGIA Provides 2 LEAP CE Credit Hours via Zoom Webinar (Approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med)Sunday, August 9, 20201 - 2:40 pm Register Now This session will cover Domestic Animal Laws in Georgia including: Ownership of Domestic Animals (dogs) Care and control of Dogs Lost and Found Dogs Duty to treat (client, non-client and hybrid) Dog Bites Disposal, Burial and Trusts Animal Cruelty Assistance Dogs Liability for harm caused to and by Dogs. If you can't attend this webianr, stay tuned for further announcements on upcoming dates. You can also view our Calendar here. GVMA LEAP...

Topic: Pet Grief Provides 2 LEAP CE Credit Hours via Zoom Webinar (Approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med)Wednesday, September 9, 20206:30 - 8:10 pm Register Now Did you know that nearly all State Board cases of unprofessional conduct involve communications issues? Because euthanasia is a highly emotional procedure, the words and actions (or inactions) of veterinarians and their staff take on heightened sensitivity. This session will help veterinarians and technicians understand grief, display empathy, and communicate support. By understanding the levels of grief, the veterinary staff is better prepared for...

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 ...

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