MICHELLE EVASON, BSc DVM DACVIM (SAIM) is associate professor in small animal internal medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College in PEI and works as an independent medical and nutrition consultant through her business: Michelle Evason Veterinary Internal Medicine and Nutrition Consultations. She has worked in general practise, specialty clinical practice at large private referral centres, in academia and in the animal health and pet food industry. Her clinical and research interests focus on the role of ‘anything and everything’ that aids increased veterinary (and pet-owner) awareness and understanding of various medical disorders, with a slightly more specific emphasis on infectious disease (Lyme, tick-borne and leptospirosis), nutrition and pet-owner and veterinary perceptions regarding health and disease. Michelle received her DVM and DACVIM from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
Canada in the LYME-Light: An evening of tick talk & clinical management of vector-borne disease. A case-based approach will be utilized to address the following learning objectives:
1. Summarize current knowledge on Canadian clinically relevant tick-borne pathogens (canine focus)
2. Recall the ACVIM Canine Lyme disease Consensus Statement
3. Understand clinical signs, diagnosis and therapy in dogs (and a ‘lil bit cats) related to tick-borne exposure and infection in Canada (focus on Ontario)
A brief overview and update on the Canadian K9 Lifetime (Lyme) Study will be provided.Recent 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.
Thanks to the generosity of Idexx Laboratories, this dinner talk will be free to QDVA members and staff. The cost for non-member DVMs and staff is $65 per person.
Attendance is limited to about 70 people. To ensure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring two lay staff. Please register by 5 p.m., Friday, 23rd March, 2018. If we still have room after the deadline, an email will be sent out inviting more staff members to attend.
The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 5:30. p.m.