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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...

Licensed veterinarians have the opportunity to apply to become officers in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), one of the eight U.S. uniformed services. Commissioned Corps veterinary officers serve nationwide in agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and non-HHS agencies in many One Health roles, including laboratory animal medicine, outbreak investigation, food safety assurance, regulatory review, and public health policy development. Reasons to consider a career in the USPHS Commissioned Corps include: • Uniformed service benefits featuring comprehensive, low-cost medical,...

+ LEAP CE with Betsy Choder, ESQ.! Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE CreditsVaccines & Vaccination CESunday, September 13, 20207:30 am - 3:30 pm CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR NEW EVENT HEALTH & SAFTEY PROTOCOLS. LOCATION Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District520 W Bryan St, Savannah, GA 31401 912-790-1000 (Hotel Reservations)Registrants receive our special rate of $129.00!Call 912-790-1000 and request your discounted rate through the GVMA or book online with code "GVM".All hotel reservations must be made on or before August 12, 2020. Book Room Get directions MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, DACVPM Dr. Richard...

+ LEAP CE with Betsy Choder, ESQ.! Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE CreditsInternal Medicine CESaturday, September 12, 20207:30 am - 3:30 pm CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR NEW EVENT HEALTH & SAFTEY PROTOCOLS. LOCATION Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District520 W Bryan St, Savannah, GA 31401 912-790-1000 (Hotel Reservations)Registrants receive our special rate of $129.00!Call 912-790-1000 and request your discounted rate through the GVMA or book online with code "GVM".All hotel reservations must be made on or before August 12, 2020. Book Room Get directions MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, DACVPM Dr. Richard Ford...

+ LEAP CE with Don Riddick, ESQ.! Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE CreditsOrthopedics CESaturday, August 15, 20207:30 am - 3:30 pm CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR NEW EVENT HEALTH & SAFTEY PROTOCOLS. LOCATION Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club2459-H US Hwy 280 W, Cordele, GA 31015 1-800-201-3205 (Hotel Reservations)Registrants receive our special rate of $109.00!Call 1-800-459-1230 or visit www.lakeblackshearresort.com and use group ID 349804.All hotel reservations must be made on or before July 15, 2020. Get directions   MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR David L. Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP, DACVS-SA Dr. Dycus attended Mississippi State University’s College of...

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 CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR NEW EVENT HEALTH & SAFTEY PROTOCOLS. 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...

+ LEAP CE with Betsy Choder, ESQ.! Provides 5 General CE Credits + 2 LEAP CE Credits Saturday, July 25, 20207:30 am - 3:30 pm CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR NEW EVENT HEALTH & SAFTEY PROTOCOLS. 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...

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