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Equine Encore

Hosted by: Office of Continuing Education

This conference will offer 15 hours of online continuing education credits, with on-demand access !

Live panel discussions will be offered on Saturday, November 13th!

Registration for this event is now closed.


Event Information

Veterinarian Registration : $250
Veterinary Technician/Nurse Registration : $100




Office of Continuing Education
Phone Number: (706) 542-1451
Email: cheryls@uga.edu

Event Agenda

Start Time
End Time
Management of Difficult Wounds
Stasia Sullivan
Emergency Medicine Articles of the Year
Kira Epstein
Acutely Non-Weight Bearing.....for a week
Jarred Williams
The DL on CPR
Naomi Crabtree
Internal Medicine Articles of the Year
Michelle Barton
The Latest on Herpes
Michelle Coleman
What You Need to Know about Potomac Horse Fever
Eric Schroeder
The Main Types of Hypersensitivities
Molly Larson
Two Hours of Mike and Teeth, Enough Said
Mike Lowder
Has Anything Changed with Cleft Palates?
John Ortega-McCormack
Dynamic Endoscopy
Canaan Whitfield


Start Time
End Time
9:00 am10:00 am
Emergency Medicine with Drs. Crabtree, Epstein, Sullivan, and Williams
10:00 am11:00 am
Internal Medicine with Drs. Barton, Coleman, Larson, and Schroeder
11:00 am12:00 pm
Head and Neck Medicine with Drs. Lowder, Ortega-McCormack, and Whitfield


  • Michael Q. Lowder, DVM, MS, Dipl. AVDC Equine, Cert. ZWD

    Dr. Michael Q. Lowder is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Large Animal Medicine at The University of Georgia. Prior to that time, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University from 1992 – 1996. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 1989 and Master of Science degrees from Auburn University in 1997 and Brigham Young University in 1985. A founding Diplomate of the AVDC Equine Specialty in 2014 and founding member for Certification in Zoo and Wildlife Dentistry 2017.
    Dr. Lowder is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Veterinary Dental Society and the American Association of Zoological Veterinarians.
    Dr. Lowder has authored many publications and book chapters, and has delivered numerous local, state, national and international presentations to veterinarians and horse owners. While mostly doing dental procedures on equine he also provides dental services for numerous zoo and conservation center on their collections of megavertebrates.
    In his spare time, he enjoys living on a farm with his family raising cattle and swine along with his bees.

  • Canaan Whitfield-Cargile, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVS-MR

    Canaan Whitfield is a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he completed a large animal internship at the University of Georgia followed by an equine surgery residency at Texas A&M University. He then worked in private equine practice in South Carolina and Texas performing primarily equine surgery and sports medicine. Following 3 years in practice, he returned to Texas A&M University as a doctoral student and received a PhD in biomedical sciences in 2016. He is currently an associate professor of large animal surgery at Texas A&M and has both a research and clinical appointment. His clinical interests include upper airway diseases of horses and wound healing. His research is focused on gastrointestinal healing with a specific focus on how the microbiota influences gastrointestinal health and response to injury.

  • Michelle Barton, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

    Michelle Henry Barton is a 1985 graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. Dr. Barton completed a one year Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at North Carolina State University and then completed a four year combined Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency and PhD in Physiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 1990. Dr. Barton has remained at the University of Georgia and is the Fuller E. Callaway Endowed Chair, Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine and a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor. She is currently the Assistant Dean of Clinical Academic Affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine at UGA. Dr. Barton has served the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine as the Specialty President for Large Animal Internal Medicine and as their first Ombudsman. Clinical, teaching, and research interests include endotoxic and septic shock, neonatal medicine, coagulopathy, cardiology, colic and liver disease, and critical illness related endocrinopathy.

  • Kira L. Epstein, DVM, DACVS-LA, DACVECC

    Dr. Kira Epstein received her DVM from University of California Davis. She completed a large animal medicine and surgery internship at Texas A&M University. Her large animal surgery residency was at University of Pennsylvania and her large animal emergency and critical care fellowship was at University of Georgia. She is a professor of large animal emergency medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia where she spends most of her time on clinic duty managing emergency cases and teaching students, interns, and residents on clinical cases. Her research interests are clinically applicable studies in gastrointestinal disease, coagulation, and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics.

  • Jarred Williams, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVECC

    Dr. Williams received his Bachelor of Science (2000), Master of Science (2002), and DVM degree (2006) from the University of Georgia. He did his rotating internship at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in California, and completed residencies in Equine Surgery and Equine Emergency/Critical Care and a PhD at Ohio State University. Currently, he is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Georgia.

  • Naomi Crabtree, DVM, DACVS-LA

    Dr. Naomi Crabtree completed her Bachelor of Science and DVM degrees at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. After veterinary school, she moved to Boise, Idaho to complete a rotating internship at Idaho Equine Hospital, followed by a large animal surgery residency and Master’s at Mississippi State University. In July of 2019, she moved to Athens to complete a large animal emergency and critical care fellowship with Drs. Epstein and Williams, and has stayed on as a clinical assistant professor of large animal surgery and emergency/critical care. Her primary interests are gastrointestinal disease and pain management.

  • Stasia Sullivan, DVM, DACVS-LA
  • Eric Schroeder, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVECC,
  • Molly Larson, VMD

    Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Dr. Larson studied biology at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut (graduated in 2015). Following college, she attended the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School and graduated in 2019. After completing an equine rotating hospital internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Larson immediately fell in love with internal medicine and decided to do a large animal internal medicine residency. She is currently a second year large animal internal medicine resident at UGA. Although she loves all aspects of internal medicine, her special interests include gastrointestinal disease and cardiology. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horse and exploring Athens with her two dogs.

  • John Ortega-McCormack, DVM

    Dr. Ortega-McCormack graduated out of University College Dublin in 2014, after which he did a rotating hospital internship at the same institution. He then spent 3 years in mixed large animal practice both in Ireland and in the US. This was then followed by one lameness and surgery internship (Brown Equine Hospital)and a second rotating hospital internship (UGA). He is currently undertaking a surgical residency at the University of Georgia. His clinical interests are lameness, emergency, and upper airway surgery.

  • Michelle Coleman, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

    Michelle Coleman is a 2007 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, KY prior to starting a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Texas A&M University. Upon completion of her residency, she completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Epidemiology with a focus on the epidemiology of equine infectious and endocrinologic disease. Dr. Coleman is currently an Assistant Professor in Large Animal Internal Medicine and Associate Department Head for Academic Programs at Texas A&M University. Her current research focus involves the role of the gastrointestinal tract in both asthma and obesity in horses.

Additional Information

Per Rule 700-7-.03. Continuing Veterinary Education, this conference is considered an interactive computer generated course. Per the state of Georgia, you are allowed 15 hours of interactive computer generated courses per renewal period.