“T.I.C.K certified” An interactive presentation and hands-on workshop, by Dr. Megan Wamback and Dr. Evelin Molnar. Wednesday, 13-Feb-2019, at 6.00 PM

What is TICK Certified?

An interactive presentation and hands-on workshop for veterinarians and RVT’s to develop the skills necessary to identify ticks seen from pets in their practice. After completion, participants are “TICK Certified” and receive a package including:

  • A colour copy of the presentation with notes pages
  • A journal with T.I.C.K. Certified logo embossed on the cover
  • A tick identification tool kit (petri dish, fine pointed tweezers and brush)
  • A full colour “Tick ID algorithm” flipbook visual aid
  • Certificate of achievement

 Our Speakers:

Dr. Megan Wamback

Dr. Megan Wamback graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1998 with over 20 years of experience in private practice, Emergency Medicine and Industry. Since joining Pfizer/Zoetis in 2010, Dr. Wamback has held several roles including Senior Territory Manager and Product Support veterinarian. Currently she is a Technical Services Veterinarian for Central and Eastern Ontario, and serves as a National Technical Lead for the Parasiticide portfolio.

Dr. Evelin Molnar

Dr. Molnar graduated from Ontario Veterinary College in 1999 and worked in private practice for the following 17 years. She spent several years as a family veterinarian in companion animal hospitals, and over a decade as an emergency veterinarian in 24-hour referral centers located in Ottawa and Toronto. Dr. Molnar joined Zoetis, a veterinary pharmaceutical company, in 2016 and is the Technical Services Veterinarian in Southwestern Ontario.

What are the benefits of becoming TICK Certified?

  • Tick identification is pricey and can take several days to see results from a lab
  • Veterinary hospitals with T.I.C.K. Certified staff can market ‘on the spot’ tick ID services to their pet owners
  • ‘On the spot’ tick ID allows for a reduced cost to the pet owner, thereby generating a new source of revenue into the practice
  • Knowing what species of ticks their patient population is exposed to and the potential diseases they can transmit means hospital staff can develop more accurate and tailored prevention protocols for their patients

Who is this program for?

  • This program is a ‘value added’ benefit!
  • Hospitals that have committed to use Simparica as part of their parasiticide solution for 2018
  • Opportunity to certify 1-2 staff members per clinic, limited to veterinarians and veterinary technicians

Thanks to the generosity of Zoetis, this dinner talk will be free to both, QDVA members and non-members . Attendance is limited to about 40 people, to be sure all members can be accommodated, some registration restrictions will apply. Each attending veterinarian can bring one staff. Please register by 5 PM Saturday,  February, 9th 2019. 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 at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 PM sharp.

Cancelled due to inclement weather.


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