Tuesday, March 19 / 12-1:00P
with Beth Lipton, DVM, MPH
1 CE Credit
This session is intended to increase knowledge of selected zoonotic and vector borne disease occurrence in people and common exposures in Washington state, emerging zoonotic diseases of concern in animals and people, to describe how state agencies work together on reportable animal diseases, and to provide ways to incorporate prevention messages for clients who might have exposure to zoonotic diseases.
Beth Lipton, DVM, MPH, is the State Public Health Veterinarian for Washington State. Her position is located in the Center for Public Health, Veterinary, and Medical Sciences at Washington State Department of Health. She joined DOH in August 2023 after 15 years of experience in local public health, including eight years as a Public Health Veterinarian at Public Health – Seattle & King County. Prior to working in public health, Dr. Lipton spent seven years in clinical veterinary practice in Oregon, New Mexico and Kansas after graduating from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has a passion for zoonotic and vector borne disease prevention and the implementation of One Health —the concept of integrating animal, human, and environmental health— when addressing emerging diseases and other issues such as climate change impacts. Dr. Lipton is currently the President of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians.