Rabies liability: Is your practice protected?

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Get tips in Sept. 28 webinar

When rabies enters a veterinary clinic, it can have ramifications that extend beyond animal and public health. In addition to concerns about patient care and team safety, rabies also can raise liability issues in the practice setting.

On World Rabies Day, September 28, join AVMA Axon and the AVMA Trust for a live webinar outlining how to ensure your practice is legally protected in the event of a rabies exposure. 

In Rabies liability: Is your practice protected?, Dr. Nina Mouledous of the AVMA Trust will outline a rabies case in the veterinary practice setting and discuss potential exposures that can trigger multiple concerns. Learn best practices to reduce liability and which types of insurance coverage you need to ensure your practice is fully protected. You’ll also discover specific insurance options available through the AVMA Trust, and standards of care in allowing clients to assist the veterinary team in treatment.

The webinar takes place on Monday, September 28, at noon Central, and offers 1 hour of continuing education (CE) credit. It’s free for AVMA and Student AVMA (SAVMA) members, and costs $25 for non-members.

Observe World Rabies Day on September 28

World Rabies Day was created in 2007 by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and aims to raise awareness of rabies and its prevention around the globe. AVMA has many free resources and ready-to-use materials to help you observe World Rabies Day in your clinic and raise awareness in your community. They’re available at avma.org/Rabies and include:

  • Downloadable education posters
  • Rabies brochure
  • Dog bite prevention information

You also can share information on your social media pages using the hashtag #WorldRabiesDay. Learn more at avma.org/Rabies.


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