In this recorded webinar, A. Rick Alleman, DVM, PhD, DABVP, DACVP, presents a discussion of:
- The tick life cycle and feeding behavior
- How this contributes to the acquisition and subsequent transmission of the pathogen
- The roles of veterinarians and other healthcare team members in preventing the spread of ticks and tick-borne diseases
- Occupational risks that may result from our own exposure
- How we can aid owners in protecting their pets from ticks and tick-borne illnesses
This course is approved for 1 hour of CE credit through AAHA.
About the Speaker
Dr. Alleman graduated from veterinary school in 1980 and then worked in private practice for several years before returning to school to complete a residency in clinical pathology. He subsequently, he received his PhD. with research targeting the molecular biology of infectious disease. He continued this research program as a veterinary clinical pathology professor with a primary research focus on persistence of infection from tick-borne pathogens, specifically Anaplasma and Ehrlichia. In 2012 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Alleman is co-author on multiple patents and has received numerous awards for his teaching.