Testing can provide helpful real-time information regarding several serious tick-borne diseases—and in some cases, it can create as many questions as it answers. Understanding the use and interpretation of these tests is critical in developing a plan for your organization that makes the best use of available resources and improves animal health and welfare.
By the end of this webinar, you will develop an understanding about:
Use of point-of-care tests for screening dogs for Lyme disease, Ehrlichia spp, Anaplasma spp and heartworm
Interpretation of test results
Next steps for positive and negative results, including indications for further diagnostics and treatment
This webinar is designed for anyone involved in the delivery of veterinary care to shelter animals, including those who help determine policy or resource allocation for their organizations. Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, directors of operations and shelter managers will especially benefit.
CAWA, DVM, MS, DABVP (Shelter Medicine Practice, Canine & Feline Practice), Vice President of Shelter Medicine Services, ASPCA
Dr. Stephanie Janeczko is the Vice President of Shelter Medicine Services at the ASPCA, where she is responsible for leading and ensuring continuity across the organization’s national shelter medicine work and within its direct care programs and overseeing the Julie Morris Shelter Medicine Residency as Program Director. Dr. Janeczko completed her DVM in 2004 and a master’s in epidemiology and residency in shelter medicine in 2009, all at Cornell University. She is board certified in Shelter Medicine Practice and Canine/Feline Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator. Dr. Janeczko was a member of the organizing committee for a shelter medicine specialty and currently serves as regent for the specialty. She is a former board member and past president of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and received that organization's Meritorious Service Award in 2020. Dr. Janeczko has lectured and written extensively on shelter medicine topics and is co-editor of the Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters textbook.