GVMA BLOG

You probably asked yourself this question this year when you got your invoice for dues renewal (or have asked yourself this question in the past). Let us show you the value that you received as a GVMA member just during this past year! At the beginning of the pandemic, the GVMA was there for our members doing the following: Advocating for veterinarians to be classified as essential businesses so the doors to clinics could stay open and patients should continue to be seen.Going through state, local and county executive orders so when...

LENDING A HAND, WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. March Supervisor Newsletter March Employee Newsletter March Online Seminar:  Planning For Success Available on demand starting- March 16th Explore the secrets behind being more organized and more efficient to help combat and reduce feelings of being overwhelmed.  Click here for an editable version of the flyer.   Monthly seminars are updated the third Tuesday of each month.  With this format, every employee has one-click access - anywhere, anytime.  Registration is not required.Click here & access your Work-Life Services.  ...

LENDING A HAND, WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. February Employee Newsletter February Supervisor Newsletter February Online Seminar:  Setting Goals for Your Future Available on demand starting- February 16th https://www.mygroup.com/wp-content/uploads/February-Seminar-Flyer-EAP.pdf Learn how to strategically set short-term and long-term goals to help you succeed in all areas of your life. Monthly seminars are updated the third Tuesday of each month. Registration is not required. ...

The Certified Veterinary Assistant Program encourages continuing education for veterinary medical personnel, enabling them to become more informed, skilled, and trusted members of the veterinary medical team. This program is offered as a discount to GVMA Members and their staff. CVA Program Features: Education Manual – A comprehensive training manual is available for individuals or an entire practice. The manual, consisting of educational text, exercises, and other learning experiences arranged in workbook style, includes 10 courses dealing with a wide variety of skills and competencies required for certification.Skills Development – A CVA...

Interested in learning how you can respond to the mental health needs of your work or home community in the event of a disaster? The Johns Hopkins’ Psychological First Aid training is now available online and is being offered free of charge.   This course is aimed at training non-mental health professionals in a methodology for offering an immediate response to the acute mental health support needs of communities impacted by natural and man-made disasters. This course will help you learn how to effectively and confidently administer care by using the RAPID...

The GVMA Foundation was again awarded a grant from the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program through the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA). Veterinarians cannot individually access the program so the GVMA Foundation applied for the grant and will distribute those funds to all participating GVMA members. Clinics requested to participate in the program, and will offer subsidized sterilization procedures for clients. Be on the lookout to sign-up to participate in 2021! For 2020:• GVMA award was $230,000• To date, participating GVMA member veterinarians have spayed and neutered 1343 animals• This year...

USDA - NIFA Funding Opportunity The Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is designed to support education and extension activities and practice enhancement initiatives that will enable veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and veterinary technician students to gain specialized skills and provide practices with additional resources (e.g., equipment, personnel) needed to more effectively mitigate veterinary service shortages in the U.S. Ultimately, this program will bolster the capacity of private practitioners to provide food animal veterinary services in designated rural veterinarian shortage situations. The purpose of VSGP is to develop, implement, and sustain...

The GVMA Board of Directors voted at the beginning of the year to sponsor the Careers section of a mobile classroom for agriculture that is being developed by the Georgia Farm Bureau’s Foundation, the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture. Veterinary medicine will be prominently featured and promoted to STEM school children in grades 3-5. Georgia Farm Bureau districts will sign up for the trailer to visit the middle schools in their district beginning in January 2021. The mission of the mobile classroom is to inspire the next generation of leaders in agriculture...

228 Georgia veterinarians participated in a survey by the Stanton Foundation (and received Amazon gift cards) on the impact of finances on patient care. The goal of the survey is to identify conditions and treatment options which are most impacted by client finances to find solutions which will help Georgia pets in need. I. Overview of Preliminary Survey Results – Georgia The following tables show the top 5 conditions/diseases/medication classes by mean rating for each question, as of Nov. 30. Scoring Key Very Frequently4Frequently3Occasionally2Rarely1N/A0 Question 1: “Conditions Leading to Economic Euthanasia” Conditions/DiseasesMeanCancer3.118Chronic Kidney Disease2.623Major Trauma2.439Behavioral Issues2.434Heart...

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