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SB 410 PASSED UNANIMOUSLY in the GA Senate on Feb. 8th. The bill will now be deliberated in the GA House of Representatives.

The GA Pet Coalition has made it a priority to help ameliorate veterinary staffing shortages by creating an expedited pathway for out-of-state vets and vet techs to practice in Georgia. SB 410, will provide a six-month, temporary license for out-of-state vets and vet techs to practice in government or nonprofit shelter medicine, nonprofit sterilization clinics, or nonprofit mobile sterilization programs.

Georgia must compete for veterinary professionals in a tight job market; temporary licensing lessens employment delays caused by bureaucratic requirements for an in-state license and will be especially helpful for recruiting veterinary professionals for relief work in areas near our state borders.

THANK YOU to our lead sponsor, Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, and all 10 cosponsors, and to those organizations who have endorsed the bill!

To read the Fact Sheet and add your organization’s endorsement to the list, please click on this link:

SB 410 (bill language begins on line 141):

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