Small Animal

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(S17A) Focus on Emerging Infectious Disease: Rabies & Leptospirosis

Tuesday, March 6
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
MBCC, Mandalay Bay H, Level 2

CE Credits: 1

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Science of Healthier Animals Symposium: Lepto as it is cropping up everywhere but can mention what is going on with flu and rabies. Part 1 of 8.

Jenifer Chatfield

4J Conservation Center
4J Conservation Center

Dr. Jenifer Chatfield is the Staff Veterinarian at 4J Conservation Center, an instructor for FEMA/DHS courses, and a Regional Commander for the National Disaster Medicine System Team. She graduated from Texas A&M University's CVM and has pursued emergency medicine and zoo medicine throughout her career. She owned 2 emergency clinics, and has been the Senior Veterinarian in a zoo. She completed fieldwork in Madagascar and South America and continues to explore new areas of medicine as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine for more than 10 years. Dr. Chatfield is a Medical Reserve Corps member and developed the "Veterinary Support to Zoological Animals in a Disaster" for the National Veterinary Response Team’s (NVRT) training curriculum. Dr. Chatfield has chaired the Florida Veterinary Medical Association's (FVMA) One Health Committee and co-chaired FVMA's Disaster Response Committee. Dr. Chatfield has a particular interest in infectious diseases and biosecurity and her work for the Dept. of Homeland Security’s courses has been focused on topics such as foreign animal diseases, quarantine and isolation, and malicious introduction of pathogens. Dr. Chatfield served on the curriculum redevelopment team for the nationally-renowned DHS course, “Emergency Response to a Domestic Biological Incident.” She was an original founder of the Pasco Hernando Veterinary Medical Association (PHVMA) and has served as its President since 2008. Recently, she was selected as a Future Leader by the AVMA and received a Gold Star award from the FVMA. Dr. Chatfield most recently completed a Congressional Fellowship working in the US House of Representatives. Dr. Chatfield’s peer-reviewed publications include pharmacokinetics, wild animal behavior, infectious disease, and assisted reproduction in endangered species.

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