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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.  ...

Join us for Veterinary Changemakers, a FREE virtual event April 7 (12−3 pm ET) to hear stories of unsung heroes in all roles who found creative hacks, stepped outside job descriptions, and changed things for the better during the pandemic. We can’t wait to see you there! 12:00–12:50 pm ET       Session 1: Hacks from the 2020 trenches 1:00–1:50 pm ET          Session 2: Veterinary team reshuffle—How 2020 changed the way we work  2:00–2:50 pm ET          Session 3: Enough is enough—How to reimagine a sustainable career in                                                     veterinary medicine This is the first event...

WEEK 7 LEGISLATIVE REPORT Week seven of the legislative session saw lawmakers in Atlanta for a full five-day workweek as bills are feverishly trying to reach passage in their respective chambers prior to Crossover Day. Several bills of importance to agribusiness were passed and dozens of others were heard in committee this week. The all-important appropriations process is still ongoing with Chairman England holding FY22 hearings all week and early this morning. PROHIBITION ON THE OUTDOOR SALE OF PETS INTRODUCED HB 609 by Rep. Gullett, would prohibit the sale of dogs, cats, and...

Before we get into the activity Under the Gold Dome this week, we ask for you to pause for a moment of prayer for our friends across the country who have been greatly impacted by severe winter weather. Many are still without power and there will be huge impacts to families, crops, and livestock caused by the freezing temperatures, ice, and heavy snow. Back in Atlanta, Thursday brought us to day 19 of the 2021 Legislative Session. With Crossover day getting closer, lawmakers fit an entire week's worth of work into...

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. ...

Four more legislative days flew by in the fifth week of the legislative session. Several big announcements happened Under the Gold Dome dealing with rural broadband access in Middle Georgia and additional funding in the amended budget for state employees. Many agribusiness related bills have come to light as legislators continue to push through the appropriations process and work on their individual priorities. FULL REPORT ...

Week four of the Georgia Legislative Session wrapped up on Thursday afternoon with legislators heading back to their districts after a busy week in Atlanta. The Senate Appropriations process was in full swing as Senators were reviewing the recently passed House budget and working to include their priorities in the state's amended FY 21 spending. The Senate appropriations subcommittee for Agriculture and Natural Resources, chaired by Senator Larry Walker, worked long hours to find the much needed funding that is vital to our industry. We expect to see the Senate...

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...

Week three of the Georgia Legislative Session saw more than just the security wall outside the Capitol under construction as appropriations sub-committees hammered out final details and the House passed the amended budget on Thursday. The "little budget" is now in the hands of the State Senate as they work to meet the funding needs of state agencies and the constituents that they serve. New bills are being introduced each day and we are keeping a close watch on those of interest to agribusiness. Legislation impacting agriculture, the business community and...

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