Infection control in companion animal practices
Infection control is still in its infancy in veterinary medicine, but the field is advancing, as are expectations. Many risks to patients and personnel are inherent in any veterinary facility, but a practical infection control program can help reduce these risks. The epidemic of antimicrobial resistance is driving change in veterinary medicine because of increasing rates of antimicrobial resistant infections, the potential for veterinary clinics to disseminate resistant pathogens and potential health risks to veterinary personnel and owners. Every veterinary facility should have some form of infection control program. While this may sound daunting, a practical infection control program can be implemented by any veterinary clinic with little expertise, time commitment and cost. This webinar will outline a variety of concepts relating to implementation of a practical infection control program.
Recording from 05.03.2019
Scott Weese DVM DVSc DipACVIM
Dr. Weese is a veterinary internist and diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is a Professor at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and the University’s Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses. He is also Chief of Infection Control at the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre. His clinical and research interests focus on infectious diseases, particularly antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, emerging diseases and microbiota ecosystems.