A Snapshot of Dogs Imported by Rescue Organizations into the United States (1378)
Public and Corporate Practice |  Preventive Medicine
Saturday |  2:00 PM -  2:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217D



Julie Sinclair DVM; MA; MPH; DACVPM

Julie R. Sinclair is a Veterinary Medical Officer with CDC's One Health Office and a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. She is the CDC Liaison to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris, France. From June 2007 - February 2016, Dr. Sinclair held the position of Senior Quarantine Veterinary Medical Officer in the CDC's Division of Global Migration and Quarantine where she served as both a medical officer and subject matter expert in zoonotic diseases, border health, and importation policies and regulations. With CDC and the U.S. Public Health Service, she has deployed to India, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, and the Dominican Republic (U.S.S. Kearsarge) working on responses as varied as polio, cholera, animal health and immunization, and Ebola.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Animal rescue organizations based in the United States continue to import dogs into the United States from rabies-free and rabies-endemic countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) both regulate dog imports into the United States. This presentation will address some of the issues presented by the import of dogs by rescue groups such as unknown dates of birth, exposure to infectious diseases, and the ability of the federal government or state and local agencies to track these animals after arrival in the United States.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants should understand the potential risk of infectious disease transmission from imported dogs and how this risk varies according to the dog's country of origin

2. Participants should understand what steps should be taken by rescue organizations to meet CDC dog importation requirements and mitigate the risk of disease transmission

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