A leptospirosis update with Dr. Jinelle Webb

J_WebbRecent studies point to an increase in leptospirosis wildlife reservoirs within areas of high human population density, putting urban dogs at higher risk of infection for this zoonotic disease.

On Wednesday, September 17th, at the first QDVA dinner meeting of the 2014 fall/winter CE session, Dr. Jinelle Webb, DVM, MSc, DVSc, Dipl ACVIM (Internal Medicine), will review the latest information on leptospirosis epidemiology, diagnostics and treatment. Methods of preventing infection in dogs, their families and hospital personnel will also be addressed, along with current vaccine protocols.

An adjunct professor at OVC, Dr. Webb’s main clinical research interests include investigating the use of laboratory testing and non-invasive imaging modalities in healthy dogs and cats, developing novel approaches to internal medicine procedures and studying ways to reduce the invasiveness of procedures. In 2006, Dr. Webb started the internal medicine service at Mississauga-Oakville Veterinary Emergency Hospital and Referral Group. She later spearheaded the hospital’s rotating internship and internal medicine residency programs. In addition to her accomplishments at OVC and Mississauga Referral, Dr. Webb is a published author and popular speaker.

Thanks to the generosity of Boehringer Ingelheim and Idexx Laboratories, this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members and staff. The cost for non-member DVMs and staff is $60 per person.

Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To be sure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions will apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring two lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Thursday, September 11th. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.

Please note that Boehringer is offering a free tray of Ultra Duramune 4L to the first 50 veterinarians registered.

The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 5:30. p.m.

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