Dogs that are social or visit pet businesses, such as doggie day cares and boarding facilities are at risk for infectious diseases.1 Fortunately, better understanding of infectious diseases and preventative care, including strategic vaccination and cleaning protocols, can help keep pets healthy. The Infectious Disease Certification Program was created to help both veterinary and pet businesses create facilities dedicated to being disease free. The program is co-sponsored by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) and the International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA) The certificate in Infectious Disease Management is a free program sponsored by Merck Animal Health and powered by Vetfolio.
The program consists of two modules: Understanding Infectious Diseases, taught by Dr. Jason Stull and Dr. Michelle Evason, and Effective Infectious Disease Control, taught by Dr. Melissa Bourgeois. All three speakers are renowned veterinary experts in infectious disease.The Infectious Disease Certification is open to all veterinary and pet professionals. To become certified, both modules must be completed and the certification examination must be passed. The certification provides2 RACE approved continuing education credits for veterinary professionals. See the options below to register for a FREE account to earn your CE.
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About Our Featured Presenters
Melissa Bourgeois, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Virology, Immunology) graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 with a DVM, and in 2010 with a PhD in veterinary medicine, focusing on gene expression in the equine host following West Nile virus infection. Dr. Bourgeois became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) in virology (2011) and immunology (2013). Since July 2015, Dr. Bourgeois has worked for Merck Animal Health as a senior drug safety specialist.
Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD Diplomate ACVPM, is an assistant professor at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He obtained his PhD in Pathobiology at the University of Guelph and his Masters of Preventive Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Before coming to the Ohio State University, he was the State Public Health Veterinarian in New Hampshire.
Dr. Michelle Evason, BSc, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal) completed her veterinary training at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon. She has worked in general practice, academia, and in the animal health industry. She is currently working on her PhD with the University of Guelph within the Department of Pathobiology.
This certificate program was created and produced by VetFolio with educational funding provided by Nobivac®.