January 26, 2018: Updates in Prevantative Medicine - Dr. Richard Meadows

  • 26 Jan 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
  • Schlafly Bottleworks - The Crown Room - 7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester) - Maplewood, MO 63143


Registration is closed

Be sure to download the presentation notes a few days prior to the meeting. They will be available on the GSLVMA Website in the ‘Members Only’ section.


Dr. Richard Meadows
Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor
Small Animal Community Practice, University of Missouri

Lecture Summary

Topic 1: A Quick Tour of Heartworm Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Topic 2: What’s New about the Flu
Topic 3: Why you SHOULD be vaccinating for Lepto.

We will discuss, in brief, the nuts and bolts of how to diagnose and treat canine heartworm disease according to the American Heartworm Society (and current research studies). Next we will have a quick discussion of Canine Influenza Diagnosis and Prevention. Last, but not least, we will fly through some factoids about Leptospirosis as a disease (in dogs and YES in cats) and why the vaccine is absolutely safe, effective and useful.


Dr. Meadows literally grew up around a mixed animal practice in the panhandle of Texas. Since graduation from TAMU in 1981 he has split his time almost evenly between private practice and academia. From 1981 to 1982 he worked as a Dairy practitioner and a relief veterinarian. After that he ran a private, small animal practice for 9 years in Waco, Texas. In 1991 he entered (and completed) a 3 year residency in Clinical Pathology at the University of Wisconsin. That residency was followed by a 2 year, NIH sponsored Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Inflammatory Pathology at a human medical school in San Antonio, Texas. Since 1999 he has been the Section Leader of the Small Animal Community Practice in the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (Veterinary Health Center). He has won several teaching awards (including 3 national ones) and was named the Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year by the AVMA in 2006.