GVMA BLOG

(AVAILABLE ONLY FOR GVMA MEMBERS) Dear GVMA member, 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...

Provides 5 Medical CE Credits & 2 LEAP CE CreditsEmergency & Critical Care CESaturday, February 19, 20227:30 am - 2:10 pm + LEAP CE covering Domestic Animal Laws with Don Riddick, Esq. MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR Christine Rutter, DVM, DACVECC Dr. Christine Rutter is originally from Biloxi, Mississippi and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University. She was a general practitioner before pursuing an ECC internship in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed an ECC residency at Tufts University and worked in private specialty practice for six years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is currently...

Are you searching for better qualified candidates? Have you been on the hunt for a rewarding job? Stop your search and join the FREE Veterinary Virtual Career Fair instead! Thursday, January 20, 2022, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT Join the Veterinary Virtual Career Fair, Thursday, January 20, 2022, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT! This innovative career fair allows you to purchase a virtual booth and showcase your company to qualified veterinary candidates. Our virtual booth packages boast amenities like: Unlimited job postings in your event booth.Unlimited connecting and chatting with candidates live.An employer profile page showcasing your organization's unique...

Each veterinarian licensed to practice in the State of Georgia must obtain 30 hours of State Board approved continuing education every two years for license renewal. All veterinarians must renew their license through the Professional Licensing Board at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office by December 31, 2022. What you will need to complete your renewal: YOUR SECRETARY OF STATE WEBSITE LOGIN INFO (you can ask the website to send you your password and login here: https://secure.sos.state.ga.us/mylicense/Login.aspx?process=ren) RENEWAL FEE ($200 for DVM / $70 for Vet Techs / $20 for faculty licenses) –...

Georgia Veterinary Practice Act Provides 2 LEAP CE Credit Hours via Zoom Webinar (Approved by the GA State Board of Vet Med)Saturday, February 19, 202212:30 - 2:10 pm Register Now This session will go over the basic elements of the GA Veterinary Practice Act, including: Establishing the veterinarian - client- patient relationship record and advertising requirements the standard of professional care facility and posting requirements new changes and cases related to veterinary care The session is interactive, with audience engagement and real life examples of how to comply and some cases where veterinarians did not. At the end of...

GVMA Traveling CE:  Exotics—Backyard Poultry, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and More! Provides 7 Medical CE Credits (Don't forget that 2022 is license renewal year! GA veterinarians must complete 30 hrs. of CE to renew, technicians must complete 15 hrs.)Exotics CESunday, January 23, 20228:30 am - 3:20 pm Macon Marriott City Center240 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217 Call 478-621-5300 or 1-800-228-9290 and let them know you are with the GVMA to get our special rate of $129! ACT FAST—DISCOUNT RATE EXTENDED TO 1/19!   MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR Cheryl Greenacre, DVM, DABVP Dr. Cheryl Greenacre is ABVP boarded in Avian...

Wellness & Wellbeing of Asian American Veterinarians By: Kaori Sakamoto, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPProfessor, Department of Pathology University of Georgia College of Veterinary MedicineDirector of Wellness and Wellbeing for the Association of Asian American Veterinary Medical Professionals (AAVMP). When you were growing up did you encounter any Asian veterinarians? Did you particularly have any Asian female veterinarians to look up too?I’m a bit of an odd story, since I grew up wanting to be a marine biologist, and never had any pets other than fish, since my parents didn’t want anything in...

DVM, PhD, DACVP—Associate Director of State Government Relations, Athens and Tifton Veterinary Diagnostic LabsProfessor, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine What inspired you to go into veterinary medicine when there were so few women in the field?My local veterinarian and his father, who also was a veterinarian, encouraged me and answered all my many questions when they came to our farm and my father’s business (meat-processor/slaughterhouse). When I was in high school, I worked for them in the summers as a secretary/technician. They always encouraged me to become a veterinarian....

Associate Veterinarian, Kennesaw Mountain Animal HospitalGVMA Membership Committee When did you have a stroke?I had my stroke just under two years ago. I was pulling into a parking spot at work when I had a STROKE. I didn’t know what was happening, but I remember leaning my head into the driver side window (there was a smudge mark of make-up from my forehead) and thinking, “why do I feel so weird”? I sat in that parking space for what felt like forever, but I wasn’t giving up. I couldn’t remove my...

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