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WVC 90th Annual Conference

(WS15) USDA Accredited Veterinarian's Workshop II

Thursday, March 8
8:00 AM - 1:50 PM
MBCC, Reef, Level 2

Price: $0Capacity: 250CE Credits: 5

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PRESENTED BY UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE This 4-hour workshop allows veterinarians to meet the USDA requirements for renewal of their accreditation. Attendees will receive certificates from the USDA for each module attended. This workshop is FREE, but your RSVP is requested. Attendees may attend any number of the module sessions and receive 1 CE credit for each module attended.
Modules being taught:
8:00a - Module 2: Role of Agencies and Health Certificates. Gary Brickler, Presenter.
9:00a - Module 9: Interstate and international Health Certificates for Category I Animals. John Davis, Presenter.
10:00a - Module 11: Sheep and Goats: Disease Awareness adn Health Certification. Deborah Langford, Presenter
11:00a - Module 21: Animals' Futness to Travel. John Davis, Presenter.
Lunch Break
1:00p - Module 8: International Movement of Horses. Antonio Ramirez, Presenter.

5 CE hours. Capacity 250.

Gary L. Brickler

Director, Western District USDA APHIS Veterinary Services

Gary Brickler, a native of southern Indiana, is currently the Area Veterinarian for California and Nevada for USDA APHIS Veterinary Services. He received a B.S. from the University of Kentucky and a D.V.M. from Purdue University. Prior to moving to California, Dr. Brickler was the Deputy Manager of the Crisis Management Centre at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Prior to joining the USDA, Dr. Brickler served three years on active duty with the Army and practiced large animal medicine in Colorado for five years. With USDA he has held positions of Field Veterinarian in Chino, CA; Regional Supervisor for Animal Care; and Area Veterinarian in Olympia, WA. Dr. Brickler has continued his military career, serving 30 years in the Army Reserve, including command of the 109th Medical Detachment during deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 2003 during operations in Iraq.


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John C. Davis

Rio Cucharas Vet Clinic

Dr. John C. Davis, DVM, MS, MBA, is a veterinary practitioner in general practice. He and his wife, Patti, have owned and operated Rio Cucharas Veterinary Clinic near the town of Walsenburg in southern Colorado since 1980. John grew up in eastern Nebraska and attended undergraduate school at the University of New Mexico where he received degrees in biology and chemistry. He then served six years on active duty in the United States Navy as an officer in the submarine force. Dr. Davis resigned his commission to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. While on reserve active duty in his early years of practice Dr Davis worked at the marine mammal research facility on Point Loma, California. Captain Davis has also served in the inactive reserve of the United States Public Health Service. Dr. Davis received his DVM from Colorado State University; he also holds an MS in parasitology and an MBA in healthcare administration. Dr. Davis has been a continuous member of the AVMA and CVMA since his graduation. Dr. Davis has been active in advancing veterinary continuing education nationally and locally. In 2002 he was elected to the Board of Directors of Western Veterinary Conference where he served for four years. In his tenure on that board he served on various committees and chaired the Internal Audit and Governance committees. Dr. Davis has served in the private sector on various governmental, not for profit and corporate boards including a national bank and its holding company. He is the vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the bank and chairs the internal audit and risk management committee. Dr. Davis has been a representative of our profession in his community for nearly 40 years.


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Deborah S. Langford

Veterinary Medical Officer

Dr. Deborah Langford currently works for the United States Department of Agriculture, Veterinary Services, National Import Export Services as a Staff Veterinarian on the Import Products staff. Dr. Langford received her DVM from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She served on active duty in the United States Army Veterinary Corps, worked in private practice, and worked for the Army as a civilian federal veterinarian prior to joining the USDA in 2010. She has previously worked for USDA as an Export Veterinary Medical Officer in Austin, TX and as a Port Veterinary Medical Officer in Houston, TX, and has been in her current position since 2016.


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Antonio Ramirez



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