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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...

From the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Labs: To our EIA submitters, Thank you for placing your trust in the Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories at UGA. Per the USDA Veterinary Services Guidance released October 2019, there will be multiple changes in the Coggins paperwork requirements moving forward. Effective April 15, 2020: •Only the 2018 version of the VS 10-11 Equine Infectious Anemia Test Form will be accepted oTo order forms, contact the GA Department of Agriculture at(404) 656-3665 Ext. 1401 or gdasupplyorder@agr.georgia.gov •No fields are allowed to be left blank ...

A new federal rule will extend overtime pay requirements to more workers as of January 1, 2020. Some veterinary practices and employees could be affected by the U.S. Department of Labor rule. The rule raises the earnings thresholds for workers to be exempted from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements that workers be paid overtime pay of at least 1.5 times their regular pay rate for any hours worked in excess of a 40-hour workweek. The Department of Labor estimates that 1.3 million workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay. Key provisions...

GVMA Hospital Membership gives your entire staff exclusive benefits and discounts. Even better, it costs absolutely nothing to add your support staff. Hospital Membership includes:- Discounts on VetSouth Fall Conf. & Traveling CE- Develop your staff with the Certified Veterinary Assistant Program- Discount at the GVMA/UGA Career Fair - Free digital handbooks on Ga. regulations, OSHA, and transitioning new graduates Save $$ Hospital A: 1 doctor, 2 technicians = $550 Membership Fee • $300 savings for Fall Convention • $130 savings on Traveling CE • ...

The holidays are just around the corner, do you plan to take some time off? Below are resources to help you find a relief veterinarian: The GVMA has a listings on members who provide relief work! Can you access our online directory here, a GVMA member benefit. If you are member who would like to list yourself as a relief vet, simply log into your GVMA account and select which counties you would like to be listed under. Additional listings can be made through the Career Center, if you need...

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