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President's Column

Welcome back after the holiday season, hoping that everyone “enjoyed” the cold weather and the intermittent snow and warm weather. I have enjoyed some time on the skis so my winter is complete and now I am looking forward to warmer weather activities.

I hope you are looking forward to the next seminar. We welcome Dr. Richard Goldstein, from Zoetis, with an update on Lyme and leptospirosis. As Lyme is an important local issue, I anticipate a lively discussion as spring approaches and we know the ticks will be active. And maybe ectoparasiticides have been forgotten during the cold winter months.

I find the University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter resource center a great resource for tick activity and a way to engage clients with the parasite problem. It shows which ticks are active in our area and also encourages citizen science to track ticks and potential disease exposure.

Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) also has resources for Lyme prevalence by state. I have found this a useful resource to discuss and give clients more information about this and other parasites are common in our area.

Remember to let your colleagues know about the great CE and collegial time you get to spend on Wednesdays at the Academy and encourage them to join us.... Thanks

Kathryn Stoltzfus


Updates on Lyme and Leptospirosis
March 14, 2018

Richard Goldstein, DVM, DACVIM; Zoetis

  • Lyme Disease: Optimizing Prevention with Vaccination
  • AAHA Vaccination Guidelines
  • Ehrlichia & Anaplasma
  • Lepto ELISA Algorithm

Program Co-Chairs: Ted Robinson and Paula Colletti

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Bagels/Danish Coffee/Tea in the morning

Lunch: soup & a variety of sandwiches (for Vegetarians: vegetarian wraps and vegetarian lasagna), chips, soft drinks, ice cream treats in the exhibit hall.  

NOTE: At the request of many members, we are reducing the number of sandwiches/wraps and increasing the quantity of the hot, vegetarian entrée.  While we make this transition and learn what is the appropriate amount of each offering, please try and save some of the offerings for those at the back of the line.

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Items of Note

Remember: Delaware Valley Academy seminars are open to technicians.
The fee for technicians affiliated with members is $30 per seminar. No preregistration is necessary. The fee for technicians not affiliated with members is $40 and technician students enrolled in accredited vet technology programs can attend for free.

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The classified notices will be posted on the classified section of the web site.Please provide your notices (150 word maximum) via email by the Friday before our seminar.



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