Equine/Large Animal

Nosocomial Infections

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

The latest research on nosocomial infections including the epidemiology of the infections, and how they can be identified and managed in a hospital wide setting is presented.


Brandy A. Burgess, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVIM, DACVPM

Assistant Professor
University of Georgia

Brandy A. Burgess, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVIM, DACVPM, is currently an assistant professor of epidemiology and infection control in the Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine; and the Director of Infection Control and Biosecurity at the Veterinary Medical Center, University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, followed by a Master of Science degree, internship and residency in large animal internal medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. She then completed a PhD in epidemiology and residency in infection control and biosecurity at Colorado State University. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Burgess’ current research efforts focuses on four main themes: 1) Investigating the epidemiology and prevention of important potential pathogens in veterinary medicine and public health including the exploration of risk factors and rapid methods for detection; 2) Investigation of occupational risks associated with the training of veterinary personnel and with the practice of veterinary medicine; 3) Development of evidence-based risk management strategies for the prevention and control of important contagious and zoonotic pathogens in veterinary medicine; and 4) Creation of effective communications and learning tools for the education of veterinary personnel and the public.


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