Clinician's Brief Appoints New Editor in Chief

TULSA, OKLAHOMA—Clinician's Brief, the official publication of the NAVC, is delighted to announce that J. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, has accepted the role of editor in chief. Dr. Weese benefits the journal with his ample expertise and a rich publishing and research history, particularly in infectious disease. “Well known diseases like rabies and canine parvovirus, re-emerging diseases like leptospirosis and various emerging problems continue to pose challenges,” says Dr. Weese. “Infectious diseases are not going away, and veterinarians need tools such as Clinician's Brief to continue their education in prevention and control of diseases.”

In addition to being active in the University of Guelph small animal clinic, Dr. Weese, in coordination with Dr. Maureen Anderson, contributes to the renowned Worms & Germs blog to educate a broad audience on zoonotic diseases. The blog receives 300,000 visits per year.

Commenting on Dr. Weese’s new editorship, Dr. Indu Mani, editor of Clinician's Brief, says that “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Weese as the editor in chief of Clinician's Brief. His depth of experience, both in clinical practice and infectious disease epidemiology, will provide small animal veterinarians with myriad clinical and public health pearls. His novel research interests and informative infectious disease blog enhance the daily practical skills of veterinarians.”

Currently, Dr. Weese serves as the Chief of Infection Control at the Ontario Veterinary Teaching College, and holds a Canada Research Chair in zoonotic diseases. He is also a Professor in the Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph and a Zoonotic Disease and Public Health Microbiologist at the University of Guelph’s Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses.

Since 2001, Clinician's Brief has brought concise, valuable information to busy veterinarians around the world; for the last 6 years, it has been ranked as the most useful publication by small animal veterinarians.* The journal brand also has an extensive presence beyond print, appearing in ever more accessible and relevant electronic mediums.

*2007-2012 PERQ and Essential Media Studies