Reason #1: Ultrasound Wet Labs, back by popular demand! With small groups of 5-6 people, our wet labs immerse you in the world of ultrasound diagnostics. Our labs are designed to provide a truly unique and interactive educational opportunity for veterinary professionals like you. What sets our wet labs apart from the rest? We're glad you asked! Here's why you won't want to miss this extraordinary experience: Multiple Stations We believe in maximizing your learning potential. That's why we have multiple stations, allowing you both to use the probe and observe, all while asking...

DEI Workshop with focus on Implicit Bias Led by Dr. Paige Carmichael, DVM, PhD, DACVPProvides 2 CE Credit Hours (LEAP CE-approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med)Sunday, September 24, 2023 @ 2 - 4:30 pm EST This interactive webinar will encourage participants to consider themselves and to reflect on how their understanding of self influences their interactions with others. Participants will determine how using tools learned in this workshop can help inform hiring decisions, workplace cohesion and client interactions. Identity refers to the way individuals perceive and define themselves, encompassing various...

View Employee Newsletter (JULY 2023) View Supervisor Newsletter (JUly 2023) Complimentary Online Seminar through the Member Assistance Program Am I a Good Parent? Overcoming Parental Guilt Sometimes it can seem like there is always more you can do when it comes to supporting your children. Being a parent is one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, roles any human being can embrace. When faced with challenges, it's very common that, as a parent, you tend to question if you are doing a good enough job because you don't want to be a failure and...

In the past, it was up to the hobbyist or commercial beekeeper to maintain the health of their bees, but as the risk of antimicrobial resistance increases around the world, veterinarians have been asked to step in for diagnosis and treatment. Are you intrigued by the captivating world of apitherapy/honeybee medicine and its potential to enhance your practice? Last week we were joined by Dr. Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP, DECZM, DACZM, to learn all about apitherapy. With antibiotic resistance on the rise, as well as the growing trend of backyard beekeeping,...

View Employee Newsletter (JUNE 2023) View Supervisor Newsletter (JUNE 2023) Complimentary Online Seminar through the Member Assistance Program Keeping an Open Mind An open mindset refers to a tendency to be receptive to new ideas and information. Having an open mindset means being objective when you approach new things, listening to other points of view, and being willing to admit what you don't know. This session will explore how to keep an open mind about yourself and others and share the benefits of keeping an open mind. Available on demand starting June 20th through the...

As veterinary professionals, our primary focus is caring for others. During Pet Preparedness Month, we urge you to assess your readiness in safeguarding your own beloved animals during disasters. Not only does this bring peace of mind but also minimizes stress, saves time, and preserves energy when the need arises. Locate people or facilities outside of the disaster area that may be able to take your petsAsk friends or family if they are willing to take in your pets before a disaster occursLocate boarding shelters and pet-friendly hotels in the surrounding...

Is It Food Allergies, Atopy or What? Nutrition to the Rescue Sherry Sanderson, BS, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, Dipl ACVN University of Georgia-College of Veterinary MedicineDepartment of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic ImagingAthens, Georgia Introduction Nutrient Deficiencies and Skin ProblemsA pet’s skin and haircoat are among some of the most visible signs of health, and owners may have concerns when their pet’s skin and haircoat are not normal. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, a healthy skin and haircoat provide other important benefits to the animal. The skin is the largest organ in the...

Equine Asthma: Updates on Evidence Based Therapy Erin M Beasley DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LAIMUniversity of GeorgiaLarge Animal Medicine Objectives This session will briefly review the case-definition and typical work-up required to make a diagnosis of Equine Asthma. Interpretation of cytology and culture of lower airway samples will be discussed. The majority of the session will focus on treatment and management strategies that are evidence-based with provision of case examples to illustrate these strategies. 2016 ACVIM Consensus Statement- A brief summaryAsthma, a human medical term to describe the constellation of symptoms including; shortness of breath, a...

Rules and Regs Update: Compounded Drug Preparations Read: Rule 480-11-.02.  The GVMA advocated for change in what Emergency Dispensing means in the rules of the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy.  As of May 24, 2023, "Emergency Dispensing" shall mean no more than a 10-day supply dispensed for an urgent condition to an animal patient by a licensed veterinarian with a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship when timely access to a compounding pharmacy is not available – this is a change from the previous rule that only allowed a 96-hours supply to be dispensed.  In the...

APSA Headshot Shoot. Chicago IL. April 6, 2019. Photo by Andrew Collings. Dr. Greena Kim University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate2022 Recipient of the Diversity is No Adversity scholarship "I believe equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is vital for our profession to grow and evolve to reflect the ever-changing population of the United States. Creating a sense of belonging for under-represented minority veterinarians, students, and technicians will ultimately lead to a thriving veterinary profession as a whole, allowing us all to perform our best as we care for all animals big...

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