Tom Garg, VMD
Principal and Emergency Veterinarian, Hope Veterinary Specialists, Malvern, Pennsylvania
Tom Garg, VMD, is a 1998 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. He is an emergency veterinarian and has been with Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern, PA since the practice opened in 2004. He is currently a member of the State Board of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to his appointment to the board, Dr. Garg served on PVMA’s Board of Trustees. He was also very active in PVMA as Chair of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee.
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Michael Kornreich, DVM
Assistant Director, District 1, New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania, USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Module 3: Overview of Foreign Animal, Program and Reportable Diseases
After completion of this module, attendees will be able to: define a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Health Program disease, and reportable disease; describe the safeguards that help prevent FADs from entering the United States; outline the steps in a FAD investigation; list the USDA programs for controlling or eradicating diseases in various species of livestock and poultry; recognize the additional training opportunities available to AVs; report FADs and other reportable diseases; and locate additional resources and learning opportunities.
Module 12: Animal Disease Traceability
After completion of this module, attendees will be able to: explain the aspects of ADT to clients and the public; list the official identification devices and methods used for different livestock species; explain why documentation of interstate movement of livestock is necessary for effective traceability; locate the regulations governing the interstate movement of different species of livestock; and describe the responsibilities of an accredited veterinarian with respect to ADT, specifically Title 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 86 and Part 161
Module 18: Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease
After completion of this module, attendees will be able to: realize the economic and public health impacts of an exotic avian disease outbreak; recognize the clinical signs associated with avian influenza (AI) and Newcastle disease (ND); describe concerns associated with H5 and H7 low pathogenic AI viruses; understand the roles of the National Poultry Improvement Program (NPIP) Avian Influenza Clean and Monitored programs and the Live Bird Marketing System program in preventing avian influenza (AI); collect and submit samples for the surveillance of AI and ND; report positive results for AI or ND and understand the protocol for investigation, response, communication, and recovery; and implement biosecurity measures specific for these diseases.
David Wolfgang, VMD, MPH, DABVP (Dairy)
Director, Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
David Wolfgang is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Penn State College of Medicine-Hershey. He was in private veterinary practice with an emphasis on food animals from June 1982 through October 1995. From October 1995 through July 2016 he was Director of Field Investigations and an Extension Veterinarian in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Penn State. In August 2016 he accepted the position as Pennsylvania State Veterinarian. He has been active in local and state veterinary organizations. He was president of the Pennsylvania State Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) 2006. He was Chair of the National Mastitis Council-Residue Avoidance Committee (2005-2009). He currently serves as chair of the PA State Board of Veterinary Medicine. His primary areas of professional emphasis include: cost effective preventative health and diagnostic programs for livestock species, on farm food safety and quality, emerging and zoonotic diseases, animal well-being, and continuing education programs for veterinarians.