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GVMA Members Receive a 10% Discount!! GuardianVets allows your veterinary practice to cater to your client’s and patient’s needs 24/7. When you leave the office for the day, We are on call to speak with your clients and provide urgent support. Your client will speak with a credentialed veterinary technician or a licensed DVM who will help assess the situation in a professional manner. We respect your VCPR and will not diagnose, prescribe, or treat your patient, but simply determine whether the situation is emergent. We also provide DVMs within your practice...

Did you know that according to GA Veterinary Practice Act your veterinary license needs to be posted in your clinic? Here is the official rule. Chapter 700-12 MINIMUM STANDARDS Rule 700-12-.02 Facility Standards (s) Facility must post in a prominent public area a copy of the current license issued by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine or current online verification of licensure from the Board website for each veterinarian and veterinary technician working at the facility. You can find the updated GA Veterinary Practice Act at the Secretary of State's website at ...

Dear GVMA member veterinarians, Dr. Jill Lancaster & Dr. Mike Zager at the 2019 GA Baby barn On behalf of the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, the GVMA requests your volunteer participation in this year’s joint project at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, Baby Barn experience. The previous Baby Barn events were met with enthusiasm and a very positive atmosphere.   It is an opportunity to highlight agriculture and the need for veterinarians working in the food animal industry. The dates of the Fair are Thursday, October 7 - Sunday,...

Sunday, October 17 @ VetSouth! Appointments available between 9 AM – 3 PM Need Your Rabies Titer Checked? You can take care of that while you’re at VetSouth! The cost is $50 for GVMA Preferred Members , $75 for Individual Members & $100 for non-members. You’ll get your results directly from Atlanta Health Associates and will it will only take 5 minutes of your time. If you would like other personnel at your clinic to be checked, they don’t have to be registered for VetSouth to sign up for an appointment. This...

The GVMA’s Member Assistance Program has resources for childcare, including a child care locator! As more and more parents begin to return to work, finding child care will become increasingly important. Child care options may be limited due to continued closures or increased safety restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you can resume child care with your regular caregiver, you should expect some changes and allow extra time when dropping off and picking up your child. Depending on the caregiver, there may be a screening process, including taking the...

August Employee Newsletter August Supervisor Newsletter Access the Member Assistance Program Monthly Online Seminar: Raising Confident Children (Available on demand starting August 17th)Attain the skills and insight to boost your children's confidence and self-esteem and help them to become resilient adults. Click here for an editable version of the flyer.Monthly seminars are updated the third Tuesday of each month. Registration is not required.Click here & access your Work-Life Services. (Login is organization specific. Please check with your HR team if you do not know your login or give us a call at: 800-633-3353.) ...

Dr. Justin Toth, GVMA President by Dr. Justin Toth, GVMA President Telehealth During COVID-19 Given a significant boost by the pandemic, telehealth is now an integral part of veterinary medicine. The concept of telehealth may seem new, but veterinarians have been using this method for decades. With the invention of the telephone in 1876, veterinary telehealth likely started soon thereafter. Georgia Rules for Telehealth Telehealth is defined as the overarching term that encompasses all uses of technology geared to remotely deliver health information or education. Telemedicine and teletriage are two components of telehealth: Telemedicine refers to...

By Duffy Jones, DVM, Founder "DVM Success" James Wite aka "James Herriott" When you think of James Herriot, you think of all the wonderful things about being a veterinarian.   I do not remember a chapter where he got yelled at by a client over a bill.  I do not remember him sitting down after a long day of working hard to find a notification that he just got a 1-star Google review from a client he spent all day with.  Did his office alarm go off in the middle of the night,...

Jackie Luckstone, DVM (Director, District 1)Island Animal Hospital,Saint Simons Island, GA Why did you become a vet? I fell in love with horses when I was about 6 years old and knew then I wanted to have a career working with animals. I am a small animal vet now, but still love horses! What is the favorite part of your job? I really enjoy educating people on caring for their pets and building relationships with their families.  What inspires you now? I’m inspired by nature and all the ways we, all animals and our planet are...

LENDING A HAND, WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST. July Employee Newsletter July Supervisor Newsletter Access the Member Assistance Program Monthly Online Seminar:  July 20th Maximizing Your Summer Break Learn straightforward and effective ways to make the most of your holiday and maximize the moments and memories.  Click here for an editable version of the flyer.   Monthly seminars are updated the third Tuesday of each month. With this format, every employee has one-click access - anywhere, anytime. Registration is not required. Click here & access your Work-Life Services.  (Login is organization specific. Please check with your HR team if you...

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