IVMA Blog

06 Jan Why Are You Involved?

As the Executive Director of the IVMA, I get the awesome pleasure to work with a variety of IVMA members. Recently, I was thinking about this blog, I asked a few of them to answer this question, “Why are you involved in IVMA?” The following provide some of the feedback I received in response to that question. I think these comments speak for themselves. If YOU want to get involved, call me (317/974-0888) or email me (lisa@invma.org). “I got the bug early on in vet school as I was highly involved in...

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10 Sep An Afternoon of Infectious Disease: Part II – Multidrug-Resistant Infections

On August 19th, the IVMA hosted its 2nd annual CE event at the Indiana State Fair, An Afternoon of Infectious Disease, presented by Lynn Guptill, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Small Animal Medicine at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. During the second half of the session, Dr Guptill talked about multidrug-resistant infections (MDRIs). Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) are defined as microorganisms, predominantly bacteria, that are resistant to one or more classes of antimicrobial agents. They represent a growing public health threat worldwide, and overuse of antibiotics represents the single most important...

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01 Sep An Afternoon of Infectious Disease: Part I – Leptospirosis

On August 19th, the IVMA hosted its 2nd annual CE event at the Indiana State Fair, An Afternoon of Infectious Disease, presented by Lynn Guptill, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Small Animal Medicine at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. During the first half of the session, Dr Guptill focused on leptospirosis, a zoonotic disease that small animal veterinarians are likely to encounter in routine clinical practice. Although infection of dogs with leptospires may result in several clinical presentations, and illness of varying severity, Dr Guptill reminded the audience to suspect leptospirosis...

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