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Alexis Seguin, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Alexis Seguin, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Dr. Seguin attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and then obtained her master’s degree and DVM at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1996 and 1998, respectively. She completed a rotating, small-animal medicine and surgery internship at North Carolina State University, followed by a 3-year residency in small-animal internal medicine at the University of Florida. She became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2002. She spent 2 years in private specialty practice, first in Mesa, Arizona, and then in Wisconsin. She joined IDEXX Laboratories as an Internal Medicine Consultant in 2004, and transitioned to the Medical Affairs team in 2015. Dr. Seguin lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband, two kids, three fish, a cardigan Welsh corgi, guinea pig, and two horses. She hopes to soon complete her family with the addition of a flock of chickens and guinea hens. Some of her favorite medical topics include infectious diseases, endocrinology, and immune-mediated diseases. Outside of work, she enjoys natural horsemanship, trail-riding, gardening, hiking/camping, and bird-watching.

Parvovirus on the rise in Indiana

The news

Animal shelters and veterinary clinics in Indiana are reporting significant increases in cases of parvovirus, a potentially deadly virus that threatens dogs and puppies. Area veterinarians are working to educate pet owners regarding the severity of the disease, and the need for all dogs to be vaccinated.

Parvovirus outbreak threatens dogs in Iowa

The news

An outbreak of parvovirus at a local animal shelter has led to a temporary closure of the parts of the shelter that house dogs. The Heartland Humane Society reports that one dog has died and others are being treated.

Serena Burton, the shelter’s Vice President, explained the comprehensive precautions the shelter is taking to keep the virus from spreading. She also cautioned area pet owners to ensure that their dogs are vaccinated against the deadly disease.

Leptospirosis sickens dogs in the White Mountains, AZ

The news

Two cases of dogs contracting leptospirosis have been confirmed in the White Mountains, Arizona. Noting an increase in the disease, veterinarians are urging pet owners to vaccinate their dogs and are raising awareness that the disease can also sicken humans.

Parvo sickens over a dozen dogs in Chicopee

The news

With more than a dozen cases of the potentially deadly disease reported in Chicopee, a local veterinary clinic is offering vaccination clinics for dogs and urging all area residents to ensure their dogs are vaccinated.

Distemper threatens Minnesota dogs

The news

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports an increase in reports of canine distemper, and encourages dog owners to ensure their pets are vaccinated against the deadly disease.