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Clemson University’s Veterinary Continuing Education Workshop will be Oct. 9.
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CLEMSON — Experts in veterinary practice management, infectious diseases and emergency preparedness will be featured presenters at Clemson University’s Veterinary Continuing Education Workshop.

The first of the planned annual workshops takes place from 3:30 to 9:15 p.m. Oct. 9 at Clemson’s Life Sciences Facility, 190 Collings St.,  on campus.

“The goal of this workshop is to give veterinarians practical continuing education that they can use in their everyday professional lives,” said Dr. Adam Eichelberger, director of animal health programs for Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health. “We know how busy veterinarians are and this is why we created a program that is a valuable use of their time.”

Dr. Julie Helm, Livestock Poultry Health poultry veterinarian for the past 18 years, will give the latest information on highly pathogenic Avian influenza (HPAI). To date no cases of HPAI have been reported in South Carolina. State emergency preparedness veterinarian Dr. Charlotte Krugler will talk about how veterinarians can help in a local, state or national emergency. State veterinarian Dr. Boyd Parr will give the workshop’s closing address.

Other presenters include Dr. Gerryll Hall, lead veterinarian for Merck Animal Health’s VetReachTM program; and Dr. Andy Roark, practicing veterinarian, international speaker, author, media personality and award-winning columnist for DVM360.

Dinner is included in the $25 cost of attendance and participants will earn four continuing education credits. Presentations are sponsored by Merck Animal Health, Idexx and Merial. Online registration is available at http://bit.ly/1gc6OGK.

The workshop is hosted by Clemson’s animal and veterinary sciences department; the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS); CAFLS Alumni; Livestock-Poultry Health; and the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians.