Hot Topic Webinars

This brand new webinar series is designed to bring you the latest veterinary information in a timely manner in partnership with those who are in the trenches! 

FREE to all veterinary professionals for a limited time!

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Wednesday, August 3 from 12 pm-1 pm-Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE): The Hidden Threat for Which Veterinarians Must Prepare

CRE is one of the most urgent antimicrobial resistance threats globally. Humans and animals can be colonized with these enteric pathogens and can develop infections which are difficult or impossible to treat. Learn about the impact of this overlooked threat in veterinary medicine, including risk factors, how to detect colonization and infection, what to do if CRE is detected, and how to prevent transmission within your clinic

Amanda Beaudoin, DVM, PhD, is Director of One Health Antibiotic Stewardship at Minnesota Department of Health
and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. 
She holds 
a DVM degree from Cornell University, a PhD in veterinary epidemiology from the University of Minnesota, and veterinary preventive medicine board certification. Dr. Beaudoin has equine and small animal clinical experience. She has worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, providing technical assistance to foreign governments establishing antibiotic resistance surveillance. Currently, Dr. Beaudoin works with stakeholders to advance antibiotic stewardship in human, animal, and environmental health.

Jennifer Granick, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM is an associate professor of small animal internal medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research focuses on clinical antibiotic use and antimicrobial stewardship. She is Co-director of the Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Initiative (ARSI) at the University of Minnesota and the Companion Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network. She chairs the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee.

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Wednesday, September 7 from 12 pm-1 pm-Rabies Update: New Guidelines for Rabies Pre-exposure Vaccination Plus an Interactive Rabies Fun Quiz to Test Your Knowledge

Learn about new national guidelines for rabies pre-exposure vaccination involving fewer vaccinations and titer checks than previously recommended. This will make it much easier and more economical for veterinary personnel to be rabies pre-exposure vaccinated and stay updated. In addition, just for fun and to spark discussion, there will be an interactive quiz on Minnesota rabies facts, and various rabies scenarios and the proper course of action.  

Joni Scheftel is Minnesota’s State Public Health Veterinarian, and she leads the Zoonotic Diseases Unit at the Minnesota Department of Health. Dr. Scheftel’s group is responsible for zoonotic disease surveillance, outbreak response and outreach, including rabies consults following animal bites or bat exposures. Rabies consults are available 24/7 to veterinarians in the state as part of a shared surveillance system involving the BAH, the VDL, the MDH Public Health Laboratory and the Zoonotic Diseases Unit. Joni lives in western Carver County with her husband in an old schoolhouse, in the area where she was a mixed animal practitioner for nearly 20 years.

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