Landscape of AMS in Veterinary Medicine: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities

Amanda Kreuder

Dr. Amanda Kreuder is an Assistant Professor within the Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine department at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a veterinarian, board-certified large animal internal medicine specialist (food animal) and PhD microbiologist. Her bench research focuses on molecular mechanisms of disease caused by enteric pathogens such as Salmonella and Campylobacter. Her applied research focuses on improving antimicrobial stewardship through building resources such as an AMR dashboard to integrate data across veterinary diagnostic laboratories and generating epidemiological cut off values for veterinary pathogens lacking clinical breakpoints, and well as working towards label approval for drugs for minor use animal species such as goats. She currently serves as a co-chair of the Infectious Disease Control Committee for the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center which currently oversees antimicrobial stewardship policies in the college. She also serves as an advisor to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing committee which is the volunteer organization that sets clinical breakpoints for veterinary medicine and most recently was the secretary for the new edition of Vet09: Understanding Susceptibility Test Data as a Component of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Settings.

Session Description
This session will improve understanding of the opportunities, challenges, and limitations to antimicrobial stewardship initiatives within veterinary medicine in a One Health context. This activity will describe the current landscape of antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary medicine both across the United States and locally within the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine, and discuss how this impacts One Health antimicrobial stewardship strategies.