GVMA Blog

Dr. Keri Riddick On Advocacy: Dr. Keri Riddick, Co-chair GVMA Advocacy Committee How has the GVMA changed how we do advocacy over the past few years? The GVMA is focused on advocating for issues that are important to our members. This year we have sent out a survey called the “RAP Index” that helps us identify the issues that most matter to GVMA members and also where our political relationships lie within our membership. Already we have learned through preliminary poll results that our members overwhelmingly support the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, which...

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:  Managing Workplace Stressors This session focuses on the professional or workplace items that could be causing you stress, providing you with information and strategies to address and manage these stressors effectively. Available on demand starting Feb 18th. Click here for an editable version of the flyer, Monthly Online Seminar/DOC.  You will also find the monthly poster for online materials in English and Spanish.  You will also find the...

+ LEAP CE with Betsy Choder, ESQ.! OCTOBER 11, 20207:30 am - 3:30 pmProvides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE Credits LOCATION BRING THE FAMILY AND EXPLORE Unicoi State Park & Lodge 1788 GA-356, Helen, GA 305451-800-573-9659 (Hotel Reservations) Registrants receive our special rate of $115.00 by using group code 09523! All hotel reservations must be made on or before September 10. Book a room Get directions MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR Dr. Kevin Benjamino, DVM, DACVS Dr. Benjamino is a board-certified veterinary surgeon at MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets - Columbus where he has been part of the medical...

+ LEAP CE with Betsy Choder, ESQ.! Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE Credits Gastroenterology CESaturday, July 25, 2020 7:30 am - 3:30 pm   LOCATION BRING THE FAMILY AND HAVE SOME FUN! Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa 6321 Highway 76, Young Harris, GA 305821-800-201-3205 (Hotel Reservations) Registrants receive our special rate of $149.00! All hotel reservations must be made on or before June 30, 2020. Book Your Room Now   Get directions   MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR (INSTRUCTING REMOTELY THROUGH WEB CONFERENCE) Deborah S. Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIMSenior Research Scientist, Global Nutrition & Scientific CommunicationNestle Purina After receiving her DVM from the University of...

+ LEAP CE with Betsy Choder, ESQ.! Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE Credits Endocrinology CESunday, July 26, 2020 7:30 am - 3:30 pm   LOCATION BRING THE FAMILY AND HAVE SOME FUN! Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa 6321 Highway 76, Young Harris, GA 305821-800-201-3205 (Hotel Reservations) Registrants receive our special rate of $139.00! All hotel reservations must be made on or before June 23, 2020. Book Your RooM Now   Get directions   MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR (INSTRUCTING REMOTELY THROUGH WEB CONFERENCE) Deborah S. Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIMSenior Research Scientist, Global Nutrition & Scientific CommunicationNestle Purina After receiving her DVM from the University of...

From the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Labs: To our EIA submitters, Thank you for placing your trust in the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories at UGA. Per the USDA Veterinary Services Guidance released October 2019, there will be multiple changes in the Coggins paperwork requirements moving forward. Effective April 15, 2020: •Only the 2018 version of the VS 10-11 Equine Infectious Anemia Test Form will be accepted oTo order forms, contact the GA Department of Agriculture at(404) 656-3665 Ext. 1401 or gdasupplyorder@agr.georgia.gov •No fields are allowed to be left blank ...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. January Employee Newsletter January Supervisor Newsletter January Online Seminar:  Your Financial Checkup Just like a regular health checkup, this session will walk you through a "financial checkup", guiding you through the necessary steps to examine your finances.  Available On Demand Jan. 21st Click here for an editable version of the flyer, Monthly Online Seminar/DOC.  You will also find the monthly poster for online materials in English and Spanish.  You will also find the new seminar...

A new federal rule will extend overtime pay requirements to more workers as of January 1, 2020. Some veterinary practices and employees could be affected by the U.S. Department of Labor rule. The rule raises the earnings thresholds for workers to be exempted from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements that workers be paid overtime pay of at least 1.5 times their regular pay rate for any hours worked in excess of a 40-hour workweek. The Department of Labor estimates that 1.3 million workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay. Key provisions...

GVMA Hospital Membership gives your entire staff exclusive benefits and discounts. Even better, it costs absolutely nothing to add your support staff. Hospital Membership includes:- Discounts on VetSouth Fall Conf. & Traveling CE- Develop your staff with the Certified Veterinary Assistant Program- Discount at the GVMA/UGA Career Fair - Free digital handbooks on Ga. regulations, OSHA, and transitioning new graduates Save $$ Hospital A: 1 doctor, 2 technicians = $550 Membership Fee • $300 savings for Fall Convention • $130 savings on Traveling CE • ...

Lending a Hand, When You Need it Most. GVMA Members  – To seek assistance through the EAP, please visit this page. December Employee Newsletter December Supervisor Newsletter December Online Seminar:  Examining Relationships: Healthy vs. Unhealthy This session helps participants identify the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships and what kind of relationships to avoid.  Available On Demand Dec. 17th The holiday season is a time for celebrations, gift giving, and reconnecting with  family  and  friends.  However, the season can also bring with it added stress, anxiety, and even the holiday blues. Your Member Assistance Program can help...

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