Rabies Outlook in Arizona 2021 Webinar
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County presents: Garden and Country Extension Webinar Series. A Zoom webinar (60-minutes or less) featuring a variety of horticultural and natural resource topics relevant to the environmental conditions and residential concerns of Gila County, Arizona.
Featured Topic: Rabies Outlook in Arizona 2021
Featured Speaker: Dr. Jerlyn Sponseller brings a wealth of animal knowledge and experience as a private practice veterinarian and a former veterinary school instructor who now works in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. She has 15 years of clinical veterinary experience in Indiana, Tennessee, England, and Massachusetts, including starting her own small animal hospital. Dr. Sponseller has taught numerous veterinary courses, and she is the co-author of four peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Sponseller earned her DVM from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, achieved her MPH from the University of Tennessee, then completed her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She is also a licensed member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS). Dr. Sponseller is interested in zoonotic diseases, those that affect both animals and people. She hopes to aid in zoonotic disease prevention through public health education and vaccination to enhance both animal and human health.
Webinar Overview: Are you curious about rabies? Need to review the rabies laws in Arizona? Wondering who is at risk? This talk will answer commonly-asked questions and dispel rabies myths. The questions below will be addressed, and attendees should feel free to bring their own questions for discussion. • What is rabies? • How serious is rabies? Can rabies be treated? • How do animals get rabies? How do people get rabies? • When should you worry? • Who should be vaccinated? • How common is rabies in Arizona? Join us for a lively discussion!
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