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From the AVMA's, "Frequently Asked Questions About Cannabis, Cannabis-Derived, and Cannabis-Related Products." Has FDA approved any veterinary (animal) drugs containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds such as CBD? No, there are currently no approved animal drugs that contain cannabis, are derived from cannabis, or are related to cannabis.FDA has, however, approved one cannabis-derived and three cannabis-related human drug products. Epidiolex contains a purified form of CBD. Marinol and Syndros include the active ingredient dronabinol (a synthetic THC), and Cesamet contains the active ingredient nabilone (a chemical that is similar to THC and is also synthetically derived). What about...

By: Lee Jones, MS, DVM From the Summer 2018 edition of the GVMA quarter magazine, "The GA Vet." [caption id="attachment_4041" align="alignleft" width="300"] Examining a bee brood. GDA bee inspectors regularly inspect hives for evidence of disease or parasitism.[/caption] Effective January 1, 2017, new, stricter rules went into effect regarding the use of antimicrobials (AM) in feed or water (FDA 21 CFR Part 558) for food producing animals. These included many products farmers had been use to purchasing over the counter without any veterinary oversight. Any animal that produced food was included in the new regulations and...

By: Dr. Laura Smallwood, DVM DACVIM (SAIM), GVMA Wellness Committee Chair   Over the past 14 months the GVMA Wellness Committee has been working to make meaningful health and wellbeing resources available to DVM members and the employees of GVMA Hospitals. Here is an update on some of those programs:  Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  The McLaughlin Young MyGroup EAP is now available to all our DVM members and all employees of member hospitals. This program offers a wide range of services including mental health counseling, financial counseling, legal advice and online resources to support optimal...

by Paula M. Krimer, Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories Dogwoods and azaleas were blooming under a warm sun in South Georgia for the 5th annual Georgia Food Animal Conference March 29-31st. Bringing together producers, food animal veterinarians, veterinary and agriculture students, this annual event was better than ever. First started in 2014 by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), the event is now a collaborative effort organized with the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA), the South Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (SGVMA), and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. This year we...

From Commissioner Gary Black DATE: March 29, 2019 ACTION: Notice of Intent to Consider Amendments to Animal Protection Rules TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES: Pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, O.C.G.A. §§ 4-11-14 and 50-13-4, notice is hereby given that the Georgia Department of Agriculture will be accepting written comments regarding proposed amendments to its Animal Protection Rules. The Department will be accepting written comments from March 29, 2019, to the close of business (4:30 p.m. EST) on April 29, 2019. SYNOPSIS, MAIN FEATURES AND DIFFERENCES: A proposed amendment to Rule 40-13-13-.03...

by Dr. Wendy Cuevas BS, BVSc, MPH, DACVPM Director of Veterinary Services On Saturday March 16, 2019, the GVMA in conjunction with the Wellness Committee hosted the first Mental Health First Aid Course for veterinarians and support staff. Holly Pounders, a certified MHFA instructor, taught the class. Holly earned her instructor certificate for Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in August 2010 and has been actively facilitating trainings since.  She is also certified to teach the Older Adult; Military, Veterans and their Families and Rural modules for the Adult curriculum.  Holly became certified...

The GVMA Member Assistance Program—  Work/Life Skills to help you inside and outside the exam room. The GVMA is providing a valuable benefit to all members and their immediate family members known as the Member Assistance Program (MAP).  We have partnered with McLaughlin Young Group, an independent provider of MAP services.  There is no enrollment required and you are eligible to use the MAP through McLaughlin Young as a current GVMA member. The MAP offers help for personal and/or professional concerns by providing free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation.  Additionally, the MAP...

Sign-up for a table at the GVMA Career Fair at the UGA Teaching Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 15th, from 5:00-7:00 pm to get exposure to hundreds of UGA CVM students!   $75 for GVMA Hospital Members $125 for GVMA Individual Members $285 Non-members (non-members will be put on a waiting list and will only be able to register if space is still available after Jan. 9th.) Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 9th SPACE IS LIMITED!! More Info: We will be assigning booths and providing tables but please bring posters, pamphlets, and/or brochures about your clinic. You may...

Premium Benefits - Extreme Discounts – No Limitations GVMA Hospital Membership gives your entire staff GVMA benefits and discounts. Even better, it costsabsolutely nothing to add your technicians, assistants and office staff to the membership, with no limitations. Hospital Membership includes:• The best prices available on our VetSouth Fall Conference & Traveling CE• $140 discount per veterinary assistant on the Certified Veterinary Assistant Program• Free attendance to Technician CE for your staff If you are looking to cut down on CE costs while providing benefits to your staff, thenHospital Membership is perfect for...

[caption id="attachment_3182" align="alignleft" width="278"] GVMA Past President, Dr, Keri Riddick, presenting Dr. Laura Smallwood with the award for the GVMA Veterinarian of the Year.[/caption] A strong association consists of many members willingly giving their time and energy to the many activities of the organization. At the 2018 Fall Convention we recognized some of those members who have gone way above and beyond the call of duty to the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Click Here for a complete list of our 2018 Award Winners!...

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