Webinar Wednesday - Session Details
Register to watch the recorded webinar "COVID-19 Updates - What Arizona Veterinarians Need to Know". After registering you will receive an emailed confirmation containing access information to view the webinar.
Join us every Wednesday from April 29th - June 3rd for a new webinar prepared specifically to address your COVID-19 questions presented by AzVMA's Allied Industry members and friends of the association. We are here for you every step of the way during these difficult times. Your investment in your continuing education is important to us, which is why this webinar is complimentary!
- Become familiar with current protective recommendations for essential businesses
- Understand current guidelines for COVID-19 testing, PPE use, and resources to donate PPE
- Arizona's Stay at Home orders & navigating communications with clients
- Recommendations to clients for animal social distancing
- How to educate the whole veterinary team about COVID-19
- Get up-to-date on COVID-19 data including state-wide case counts
Approved for 1 CE hour by the Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice (for veterinarians & technicians).
Note: CE credit will only be awarded to those who watch the entire webinar.
Peter Mundschenk, DVM
Arizona State Veterinarian
Arizona Department of Agriculture
Dr. Peter Mundschenk received his DVM from Washington State University in 1988. He started his veterinary career working in Washington and Idaho as a diary practitioner, moving to a mixed animal practice that was primarily cow-calf operations with some feedlot. He then opened a mixed animal practice that evolved into primarily small animal and equine. After selling the practice he moved to California where he had the opportunity to pursue a dental specialty and also got involved in disaster preparedness. He worked part time for the California Veterinary Medical Association constantly monitoring regulatory changes from Cal/OSHA, the VMB, the DEA, CDFA and other organizations to determine how changes will affect veterinarians and veterinary hospitals, while developing the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corp to assist animal needs during a disaster. A relocation to Florida allowed him to see a variety of practices as a relief veterinarian and be involved with the Florida SART program which had many similarities to the ALIRT program in Arizona. Always missing the west and wanting to get back involved with agriculture, he moved back to Arizona to take the Assistant State Veterinarian position in February 2015 and then moved into the position of State Veterinarian in July 2016.
He looks forward to the duties to keep animal agriculture free of diseases while promoting and encouraging the growth of animal agriculture in Arizona. He hopes to get open dialog with all aspects of animal agriculture in Arizona, so we can understand the issues. Even though we may not all agree on the issues, through open communication we can find a common ground to keep animal agriculture safe and a growing industry in Arizona while complying with State and Federal regulations.
Heather Venkat, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Arizona’s State Public Health Veterinarian
Arizona Department of Health Services/Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Dr. Heather Venkat obtained her DVM in 2013 and Masters of Public Health degree in epidemiology in 2014, both from the University of Illinois, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 2018. After graduating, she practiced small animal medicine for two years before joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Epidemic Intelligence Service program, where she spent two years investigating disease outbreaks. Dr. Venkat currently acts as Arizona’s State Public Health Veterinarian in her new CDC position as Career Epidemiology Field Officer. She is passionate about emerging zoonotic diseases and One Health issues. Outside of work, Dr. Venkat enjoys keeping busy with reading, writing, hiking with her husband, and competing with her rescue dog in agility, scentwork, and other dog sports.