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Kelly Giesbrecht

DVM, MPH, State Public Health Veterinarian

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Friday, September 24

  • What… We Have Rabid Dogs in Kentucky

Received DVM from the University of Florida, an MPH from the University of Texas with an emphasis in epidemiology. Spent 4 years in private practice for small animals, equines and exotic animals. Joined the United States Air Force and was on active duty for 11 years as a Military Public Health Officer and epidemiologist. While in the USAF, she taught for 3 years at the School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks AFB, San Antonio, TX. She joined the Northern Kentucky Health Department as an epidemiologist in 2009 and then the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Epidemiology, as the State Public Health Veterinarian in June, 2017.

Joe Bilby

JD & Chairman Steven J. Wills, DVM

Friday, September 24

  • Regulatory & Compliance Updates From KBVE, the Kentucky Licensing Board

Joe Bilby serves as legal counsel to the Board of Veterinary Examiners.  His duties include advising board members on a wide variety of legal issues and assisting the members of the Complaints Screening Committee in evaluating cases of potential misconduct by the board’s licensees.

Joe also serves as general counsel to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. 

Christine Casey

DVM, MPH, MS – State Wildlife Veterinarian

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Friday, September 24

  • Updates from the KY Fish and Wildlife Veterinarian

Dr. Christine Casey is originally from Vermont where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology. She moved to Georgia in 2009 and completed a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Georgia. Her M.S. course-work and research focused on wildlife diseases and provided her with a strong background in microbiology and diagnostic research. After earning her Master’s, Casey stayed in Georgia to attend vet school. While in vet school, she decided to enroll in a dual-degree program and get a Master in Public Health (MPH) in addition to her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Her MPH emphasis was in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Chrissy is very interested in the “One Health” initiative and its applica-tion to the investigation and management of diseases at the wildlife, human, domestic animal interface.

Katharine Flynn

B.V.M.S.

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Friday, September 24

  • Introduction to the Office of State Veterinarian & Regulatory Medicine

Prior to coming to the KDA, Dr. Flynn served as the Veterinary Specialist for the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Animal Health Branch. Dr. Flynn received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Massachusetts in 1995, and her veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 2001. Throughout her 18 years of regulatory animal health experience, Dr. Flynn has developed an awareness of animal disease prevention through enhanced biosecurity and has authored educational materials, which have been distributed to all 50 states and 12 countries. She has been a licensed veterinarian in Kentucky for three years.

Christopher Craig

DVM

Sunday, September 26

  • Module 1: Overview of the NVAP

  • Module 12: Animal Disease Traceability

  • Module 34: Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS)

Prior to coming to the KDA, Dr. Flynn served as the Veterinary Specialist for the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Animal Health Branch. Dr. Flynn received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Massachusetts in 1995, and her veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 2001. Throughout her 18 years of regulatory animal health experience, Dr. Flynn has developed an awareness of animal disease prevention through enhanced biosecurity and has authored educational materials, which have been distributed to all 50 states and 12 countries. She has been a licensed veterinarian in Kentucky for three years.

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