GVMA BLOG

Talking reptiles with 2023 GVMA President, Dr. Elizabeth Mackey This past weekend at VetSouth, Dr. Elizabeth Mackey was installed as the 2023 GVMA President. Although Reptile Awareness Day was last week, we sat down to ask Dr. Mackey some questions about her upcoming term as President and the importance of veterinary care for our reptile friends. Q: Where did you receive your veterinary training? Dr. Mackey: I got my BS in Biology at the University of SC in 1986. Went on to get my DVM at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in...

Finding Talent During Labor Chaos: A Reality Check and Practical Solutions for Attracting, Growing and Retaining Veterinarians and Staff Presented by Jeff Raymond Sanford, M.B.A., PhD ABD; Director of Financial Literacy and Practice Outreach at UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Provides 1 non-medical CE Credit Hour via Zoom WebinarWednesday, November 2, 20226 - 7:00 pm This event is intended to prep your practice for hiring and retaining veterinarians and staff and is open exclusively to GVMA Members, at no cost! Register Now ABOUT THE SPEAKER Jeff Sanford, M.B.A., PhD ABDUniversity of Georgia College of Veterinary MedicineDirector...

Vet Tech Appreciation Week: Recognition Goes Beyond One Week a Year As veterinarians, we always want to see pets receiving the best care possible. That would certainly not be possible without the unsung heroes of our profession: veterinary technicians. Thankfully, the NAVTA has recognized this and created an awareness and appreciation week that happens annually. This year, Vet Tech Appreciation Week falls on October 16-22. What do you plan to do to show your vet techs you value and respect them? As much as we love to celebrate these deserving heroes with...

Celebrating Pet Wellness Month We asked our Executive Director, Dr. Keri Riddick, what pet wellness means to her: This month is the ideal month to share the importance of pet wellness with our clients. Pet wellness encompasses not only annual care through immunizations and preventatives, but their wellness in activity, enrichment and welfare. Helping clients improve their pet's overall wellness through planning engaging activities for the youngsters to learning about compassionate care for the senior pets brings joy and satisfaction to me in the exam room.- Dr. Keri Riddick, GVMA Executive Director The...

View Employee Newsletter (OctOber 2022) View Supervisor Newsletter (October 2022) Complimentary Online Seminar Navigating Your Holiday Learn some effective ways to plan, organize, and make the most of your holiday. Available on demand starting October 18 through the MAP. ACCESS THE MEMBER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ...

DOMESTIC ANIMAL LAWS IN GEORGIA Provides 2 LEAP CE Credit Hours via Zoom Webinar (Approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med)Wednesday, November 30, 20226 - 7:40 pm Register Now This session will cover Domestic Animal Laws in Georgia including: Ownership of Domestic Animals Care and control of Domestic Animals Lost and Found Pets Duty to treat (client, non-client and hybrid) Domestic Animal Bites Disposal, Burial and Trusts Animal Cruelty Assistance Animals Liability for harm caused to and by Domestic Animals If you can't attend this webianr, stay tuned for further announcements on upcoming dates. You can also view our Calendar here. It...

Everyday, we're reminded of the challenges of being a veterinarian. It's grueling work and can be emotionally draining. It's effects can be seen in every part of our lives. We also know that there can be so much joy when working with animals and being able to treat them successfully. After all, isn't that the reason many of us chose this job? On behalf of the GVMA, the GVMA Wellness Committee is here to remind you of those reasons and to thank you for bettering the world, even if it's...

Pet Insurance: Making Sense of It All Which pet insurance plan is best? There are so many companies offering pet insurance these days, but how do you know which one is the best option for you and your family? Companies like Nationwide, Lemonade, Trupanion, all claim to have the right coverage options for you, but oftentimes pet owners are left overwhelmed with all of the choices, and unsure where to start or what matters. Here are some basic guidelines and questions to help you narrow your choices. 1. Pre-existing conditions What is their definition of...

Soft Tissue Surgery, Raw Diets, and Infectious Disease: 3 Sessions You Don't Want to Miss Soft Tissue Surgery with Dr. Kevin Benjamino Join Dr. Benjamino on Sunday of VetSouth to learn all things soft tissue surgery. He'll be defining brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome, providing helpful tips on assessing different aspects of BOAS, and discussing surgical techniques that can be used for successful outcomes. Want to gain confidence when performing abdominal exploratories? Dr. Benjamino will be discussing a complete GI exploratory from biopsy to resection. You'll learn practical tips for commonly performed abdominal...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Meet Dr. Roberto Palomares Read through our Q&A to meet Dr. Palomares: Q: What is your role in veterinary medicine? Dr. Palomares: "Through my clinical service, research, teaching extension and veterinary consulting in Georgia, USA and worldwide, promote animal health and reproductive performance of food animals to finally impact their productivity and profitability; therefore, contributing to the development of communities and the society. Inspire future veterinarians around the world to pursue their dreams without forgetting to always help others with an attitude of service and love." Q. What brings you...

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