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Webinars for the whole veterinary team

Caring for Pets of the Sick and Elderly

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition USA – Innovation Series

1 Hr of RACE CE pending
Approved for 1 hour of NYSED credit
Dianne McGill

Dianne McGill

Start Date
OCTOBER 12, 2022


Leptospirosis is often described as a neglected but emerging zoonotic disease. In this hour we will explore the natural history of leptospirosis to learn why everyone, everywhere should care and then discover some common and unexpected disease manifestations, primarily focused on dogs but with a little about cats. We will also discuss the different diagnostic tests currently available, including the microscopic agglutination test, polymerase chain reaction assay and point-of-care ELISAs. Therapy for leptospirosis is both supportive and anti-leptospiral specific, but for most veterinarians that means ampicillin and doxycycline. We’ll discuss a variety of considerations in supportive care and a surprising link to Covid. We will also discuss standard and optional antibiotic therapy and how to monitor the success of therapy (and why you should be monitoring the success of therapy). We’ll conclude with a brief discussion on prevention and dealing with the infected dog at home.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Dianne McGill

Dianne McGill

President and Founder, Pet Peace of Mind

Dianne McGill founded Pet Peace of Mind in 2015 to ensure hospice and palliative care patients have the support they need for their animal companions. Dianne is the former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Banfield Charitable Trust, a public benefit charity. She joined the organization in 2006 and guided the charity’s expansion to develop and launch of the Pet Peace of Mind and Meals on Wheels Pet Care Assistance programs and several others. During her tenure, the charity was thrice awarded Charity Navigator’s four star rating for operational transparency and financial stewardship. In 2013 and 2014, Charity Navigator also named the charity to its national top 10 national list of impact-to-income public charities. Prior to her role with Banfield Charitable Trust, Dianne was the Resource Development Director for a higher education non-profit. She has also served as an officer and director for seven nonprofit boards of directors and currently devotes a portion of her time to nonprofit management consulting. Her other leadership roles include senior level positions with the Associated Press, McClatchy Company, and Gannett Newspapers.

Dianne graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Management & Organizational Development. She also holds certificates in Community Mediation and Organizational Training.

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