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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...

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 ...

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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