Vector-borne Disease Screening Using Available Diagnostic Panels: What Am I Missing?

Meeting Date (All Meetings start at 7:30 PM): 
Dr. Linda Kidd


LOCATION: Pierpont in Ventura
Dr. Linda Kidd, DVM will be giving a talk regarding “Vector-borne Disease Screening using Available Diagnostic Panels: What Am I Missing?” This meeting is sponsored by IDEXX and will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Please sign up by Tuesday evening, June 13, 2017 to get the meal option of your choice. Signups after Tuesday night will still be taken, however, your meal preference may not be guaranteed. Any questions or changes can be made by contacting Dr. Janis Shinkawa or Kirsten Landry at Ohana Pet Hospital 805-658-7387 or by email at info [at] ohanapethospital [dot] com.

Vector-borne Disease Screening Using Available Diagnostic Panels: What Am I Missing?
A variety of diagnostic methods are available for vector-borne diseases. Knowing which to use and when depends on an understanding of both the infecting organism and the test itself. This seminar will present new findings on the clinical value of comprehensive test methods that are currently available in-clinic and at reference laboratories.
· Understand different diagnostic methodologies including cytology, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), cell cultures, and immunoassays.
· Understand how pathophysiology and epidemiology can affect the sensitivity and specificity of a diagnostic test.
· Understand the benefits and the limitations of using diagnostic panels for vector-borne infections.
· Learn how comprehensive testing methods improved the detection of vector-borne diseases in a recent study conducted in Southern California.

Dr. Kidd received her DVM and specialty training in small-animal medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in immunology from North Carolina State University. She is currently an associate professor of small-animal internal medicine at Western University. Her clinical and research interests include mechanisms of thrombosis and the role of undetected vector-borne disease in immune-mediated diseases.

Attendance for meetings is veterinary members only. Don’t forget to pay your dues of $65 to S.B.V.V.M.A.
Meal Options:
Meal #1: (steak) - Slow Roast Tri Tip with Demi Sauce Served with Oven Roasted Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Meal #2: N/A
Meal #3: (fish) - Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Lemon Lavender Basil Cream Sauce Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Meal #4: (veggie) - Vegetable Wellington Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Roasted Peppers, Mushrooms and Mozzarella Served in a Puff Pastry
Meal #5: (vegan) - Same as Meal #4
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