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The GVMA and GVMA Foundation would like to thank the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) for working with the GVMA Foundation again to allow private practitioners to utilize funds from the spay / neuter grant program. Because veterinarians cannot apply individually, the GVMA Foundation will apply for a large grant and will distribute those funds to all participating members. As in the past, GVMA members may apply for those funds to pay for or subsidize sterilization procedures for clients. The GVMA Foundation requires on your hospital’s letterhead: Due Wednesday, May...

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 ...

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...

Mindful Lunch Break Series Join Dr. Laura Smallwood Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, beginning September 2nd, for a bit of mindful stress reduction during your lunch break. Sessions will last 20 minutes and topics will include distraction, stress, worry, happiness, and compassion. REGISTER GVMA Member Assistance Program Resources Read the SEPTEMBER EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTER September 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...

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 ...

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