Small Animal

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(S4DP) Expert Panel Discussion: When Does a Noncore Vaccine Become Core? Re-examining Bordetella & Leptospirosis

Monday, March 5
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
MBCC, Mandalay Bay D, Level 2

CE Credits: 1

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Vaccine Symposium: Vaccines and vaccination technologies continue to evolve, challenging veterinarians with new, sometimes complex-even conflicting-information. Hear from a panel of experts for guidance on selecting and using canine and feline vaccines. Part 4 of 4.

Learning Objectives:

Richard Ford

North Carolina State University

Dr. Richard Ford is emeritus professor of medicine at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Ford received his DVM from The Ohio State University, where he also completed a graduate degree in physiology. After serving 3 years on active duty with the U.S. Air Force in Japan, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University. Subsequently, he accepted a position as assistant professor of medicine at Purdue University. Dr. Ford is a coauthor of both the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines and the AAFP Feline Vaccine Guidelines. He recently retired from the Air Force Reserve as a brigadier general, where he was assigned to the Office of the Surgeon General at the Pentagon.


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Michael Lappin

The Kenneth W. Smith Professor
Colorado State University

Dr. Lappin graduated from Oklahoma State University and then completed an internship, internal medicine residency, and PhD program in Parasitology at the University of Georgia. His principal areas of interest are prevention of infectious diseases, the upper respiratory disease complex, infectious causes of fever, infectious causes of diarrhea, and zoonoses. Dr. Lappin is the Kenneth W. Smith Professor in Small Animal Clinical Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University and he helps direct the shelter medicine program. Dr. Lappin is the director of the “Center for Companion Animal Studies”. Recent awards include the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award, the European Society of Feline Medicine International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Feline Medicine, the Winn Feline Research Award, the ACVIM Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence, and the WSAVA Scientific Achievement Award.


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Carol Reinero


Dr. Carol Reinero is currently a Professor and the Director of the Comparative Internal Medicine Laboratory at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received her DVM degree in 1995 from the University of California, Davis. After completing a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery rotating internship from 1995-1996 at Texas A&M University, she returned to UC Davis to complete a Small Animal Internal Medicine residency from 1996-1998. She was a clinical instructor on the Internal Medicine Service at UC Davis over the following three years and then enrolled in a PhD program and received her doctorate in Immunology in 2004 from UC Davis. Dr. Reinero has spoken on the topic of respiratory diseases both nationally and internationally and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, mostly on respiratory diseases. Dr. Reinero is board certified in the specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.


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Alice Wolf

Veterinary Information Network

Dr. Alice Wolf is an adjunct and emeritus professor at Texas A&M University. She received her DVM from the University of California, Davis, interned at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, and returned to UC Davis for her residency in small animal internal medicine. Dr. Wolf spent 3 years in private practice in Albany, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area and the next 24 years as a professor of small animal medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M. Dr. Wolf has been a speaker at numerous local, regional, national, and international veterinary meetings and has twice received the “Speaker of the Year” award from the NAVC Conference. Dr. Wolf has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and is a reviewer and editor for several veterinary publications. She is chief medical consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) and works as a private consultant and lecturer in feline medicine worldwide.


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Julia Veir

Dr. Julia Veir is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and a member of the Center for Companion Animal Studies at Colorado State University. Her research interests include respiratory and infectious diseases of small animals.


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