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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 ...

THE CONTENT IN THIS ARTICLE HAS EXPIRED. VISIT GVMA.NET/COVID-19-RESOURCES FOR THE LATEST NEWS View the executive order VIEW THE SHELTER IN PLACE FAQ Basics of Governor Kemp’s Order Takes effect at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3 and continues through April 13 Residents are instructed to shelter in place unless they’re conducting “essential services,” traveling to and from jobs and other exceptions. It allows Georgians to leave the home to buy groceries, purchase medical equipment, go outside to exercise, head to doctor’s appointments, or leave for certain jobs covered by the order. The definition of Critical Infrastructure...

GVMA Member Assistance Program Resources https://vimeo.com/464351004 JANUARY EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER Read the JANUARY SUPERVISOR NEWSLETTER ACCESS THE MEMBER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Resources from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease OutbreaksTaking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease OutbreakCoping With Stress During Infectious Disease OutbreaksTaking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, & Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak Podcasts & Webinars Happiness Lab PodcastsGVMA Meeting: Difficult Emotions & Uncertain Times: A Mindful Veterinary Survival GuideGVMA Meeting: Mental Health & COVID-19 Additional Resources Stress...

Some information in the media content f this page is out of date, please review the Q&A documents below for updated info. View the REGULATORY Issues Q&A View the Business Issues Q&A View the VETERINARY Practice Issues Q&A VIEW THE Human Resource ISSUES Q&A VIEW THE Shelter & ANimal Q&A VIEW THE Public Health Q&A VIEW NEWS FROM OUR FOLLOWING MEETING: 4/03 Shelter In Place Order Update & Business Strategies During Covid-19 View NOW ...

PLEASE NOTE: The GA State Board of Veterinary Medicine HAS relaxed the VCPR requirement for telemedicine. VIEW THE RULE CHANGE Telemedicine is (still) permissible in Georgia. Consider in your COVID-19 response how you can implement telemedicine, with the following limitations: 1) Telemedicine, like all veterinary medicine, requires a valid VCPR. This means that: • You are able to have sufficient information in order to initiate a preliminary diagnosis, following the minimum standard of care. Refills, rechecks, and similar activities are presumptively in this category. • You must...

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