Pet Vaccine Summit

Pet Vaccine Summit

To vaccinate or not vaccinate – that is the question we hear frequently in our profession.

Long before the COVID pandemic pushed the vaccine debate into the spotlight, the “vaccine talk” is something many in the veterinary profession had daily with their clients. Even with so much information at their fingertips, it often feels like we’re fighting a losing battle and spending more time correcting disinformation than discussing the facts.

What is the latest information?

Join us for our next free Sunday Morning Webinar Series as we welcome a variety of experts to provide updates on vaccines for dogs and cats. Our morning will wrap up with a panel discussion. So grab a cup of coffee, curl up with your pet and log on for our “Pet Vaccine Summit”.


Vaccinology 101: How Vaccines Work and Work for You

Debra Olbrich, DVM, MS, CVA, Senior Professional Services Veterinarian

The basics of vaccinology, types of vaccines, storage, handling, administration of vaccines, and efficacy will be covered in this lecture.

What About Cats?

Karen L. Stasiak, MSN, NNP, DVM, Veterinary Medical Lead, Biologicals

This lecture will provide insights and updates on a variety of diseases in cats, including vector-borne diseases, infectious diseases such as feline leukemia, feline infectious peritonitis and a discussion on feline injection site sarcomas. Recent publications will be highlighted including updates on feline vaccine recommendations. General approaches on catering to cats will be explored.

Lyme Disease: Practical Prevention

Matt Eberts, DVM, Regional Consulting Veterinarian

This lecture provides useful tools you can use in your practice to get ahead and stay ahead of Lyme Disease. It will focus on the spread of tick-borne illnesses throughout the country, how it evades a pet's immune response, and diseases that can develop because of that response.

Lethal Leptospirosis: A Preventable Disease

Jane Sykes, BVSc , DACVIM, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Leptospirosis can be a deadly systemic disease of dogs and humans. In recent years, new diagnostics have been developed, and the safety and efficacy of vaccines have been improved. Vaccination saves lives, as well as the need for costly dialysis treatments. It also reduces the risk of zoonotic transmission. An update on these tests and vaccines will be presented in this session, using contemporary case examples to illustrate.

We would like to thank our sponsors

* This event has RACE Approval for 4 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.


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