GEORGIA EDITION  •  Newsletter  •  Issue 1, 2023 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, 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 here. Preventative...

Offered Exclusively to GVMA Members and their support staff! Mental Health First Aid Certification CourseSunday, March 19, 20238 am - 4 pm Registration will close after 3/10 to ensure completion of the self-paced segment of this course before 3/19   You'll Earn: 3-Year Mental Health First Aid Certification 2 LEAP CE Credits 6.5 Non-medical CE Credits Sponsored by the GVMA Wellbeing Committee How Mental Health First Aid Can Help LEARNING OBJECTIVES Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults. We'll Cover: Common signs and symptoms of mental...

View Employee Newsletter (January 2023) View Supervisor Newsletter (January 2023) Complimentary Online Seminar Be There for Yourself Being in nature increases serotonin, which is responsible in boosting our mood and helps us feel calm. In this session, we will explore the benefits of getting outdoors as a part of your self-care routines. Available on demand starting January 17 through the GVMA Compass. ACCESS THE GVMA Compass, A Member assistance PROGRAM ...

Updated Rules Released by Georgia State Board of Vet Med Check out our breakdown of new or amended rules in affect as of 12/29/2022: Chapter 700-8 UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT Rule 700-8-.01 [Effective 12/29/2022] Unprofessional ConductWithin the meaning of Ga. Code subsection 43-50-21(a)(7), unprofessional conduct means: (f) Failure to cooperate with an investigation of the board to include but not limited to allowing agents of the Board to inspect veterinary premises and equipment, including mobile veterinary clinics. NOTEABLE CHANGES: Rule 700-8-.01(f), highlighted in yellow, has been added to Rule 700-8. Chapter 700-12 MINIMUM STANDARDS Rule 700-12-.08 [Effective 12/29/2022] Surgical...

Winter is here: Are you prepared for these frigid temperatures? Other parts of the country may be well adapted to extreme winter weather, but in the next few days, Georgia is going to see some of the coldest weather in it's history. Are you prepared for these low temperatures? Practice owners, do you know how to prepare the building for such cold weather? We've got tips to help you prepare as well as to share with your clients! Tips for your companion animal clients Keep your dog’s paws clean of ice and snow...

Last GVMA LEAP CE of 2022! Legalities and Standards of Compounding Provides 2 LEAP CE Credit Hours via Zoom Webinar (Approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med)Wednesday, December 216 - 7:40 pm Overview This course reviews legalities and standards of compounding in the veterinary setting. An introduction to Georgia and Federal compounding laws and regulations will be discussed. Compounding standards within the veterinary practice and outsourcing options are detailed. Objectives At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to, Define compounding and discuss the need for veterinary compounding. Discuss legalities of veterinary compounding...

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 vetsGeorgia Pet...

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...

PET TRAVEL REGULATIONS: YES, IT’S REGULATED! & DOMESTIC ANIMAL LAWS IN GEORGIA Sunday, December 18, 20221:00 - 4:30 PM EST Provides: 2 LEAP CE Credit Hrs (Approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med) 2 Non-medical Credit Hrs Agenda 1 - 2:40 pm: Pet Travel Regulations: Yes, It’s Regulated!2:40 - 2:50 pm: Break2:50 - 4:30 pm: Domestic Animal Laws in Georgia (LEAP CE) This session will cover Domestic Animal Laws in Georgia including: Ownership of Domestic AnimalsCare and control of Domestic AnimalsLost and Found PetsDuty to treat (client, non-client and hybrid)Domestic Animal BitesDisposal, Burial and TrustsAnimal CrueltyAssistance AnimalsLiability...

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