Small Animal

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(SA210) Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever & Beyond: Spotted Fever Rickettsioses in Dogs & People in the United States

Sunday, March 4
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
MBCC, South Seas F, Level 3

CE Credits: 1

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is similar in dogs and people, and dogs are sentinels for human RMSF. In this session we will discuss how Rickettsia rickettsii and other spotted fever group Rickettsia are important causes of emerging infectious disease in dogs and people and provide information on diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Linda Kidd

Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Kidd received her DVM and specialty training in small animal medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a PhD in Immunology with a minor in Molecular Biology from North Carolina State University and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in thrombosis and hemostasis at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. She is currently an associate professor of small-animal internal medicine at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. She has several collaborative clinical research projects with internal medicine specialty practices in Southern California, North Carolina State University’s Vector Borne Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her studies primarily involve the investigation of the pathophysiology of thrombosis in immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and associations of vector borne disease with immune-mediated disease. She is the recipient of the Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence and the Monica Menard award for pathobiological research.

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