Your professional reputation matters. Show you care about infectious disease control and prevention at your pet care facility by participating in the Infectious Disease Management Certification program. The certification program, one of the pre-conference events at the Pet Care Services Educational Conference & Trade Show, is sponsored by IBPSA, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), and Pet Sitters International. The program was created to help pet care businesses stay free of infectious disease.

PRE-CONFERENCE
Infectious Disease Management Certification Program
Presented by Dr. Christine Royal, DVM

Monday, October 2, 2017 | FREE FOR PET CARE PROFESSIONALS but REGISTRATION REQUIRED (see below)
9:00 – 11:00 | Cumberland A (MORNING OPTION)
or
1:00 – 3:00 | Cumberland A (AFTERNOON OPTION)

RACE and PACCC approved for 2 continuing education credits

To remain competitive in this growing market, pet professionals must keep their pet owners happy and that means keeping pets healthy. In 2016, leading experts on infectious disease developed a consensus statement to recommend best practices for pet care and safety for pet professional businesses such as pet boarding facilities, veterinary facilities, doggie daycares, dog walkers, groomers, and training facilities. Infectious Disease Management Certification covers the topic of best practices of sanitation and prevention of infectious disease spread.

Infectious Disease Management Certification will be presented for FREE as a pre-conference seminar, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to attend the seminar and to become certified.

Understanding Infectious Disease

This seminar will discuss common transmissible diseases of dogs, including pathogens of CIRDC (canine infectious respiratory disease complex- including dog flu), Leptospirosis, Parvo, and Distemper. The educational presentation lecture will give an overview of the incidence rate, how to recognize the clinical signs of illness and how to recognize signs of illness in dogs, and prevention. Management of outbreaks in group environments such as  pet boarding facilities and doggie daycares and options for prevention, including vaccination and sanitation protocols, will also be discussed.

How to Participate and Become Certified

  • Register via the button, below
  • Attend the complimentary seminar taught by veterinary experts in infectious disease
  • Pass certification exam
  • Print and display your certificate

As noted, the Infectious Disease Certification Management program is FREE but you MUST REGISTER to attend. At the link, below, you will be taken to the main registration page where you will have the option to register for Morning or Afternoon for this program.