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Equine Encore

Hosted by: Office of Continuing Education

This conference will be offered virtually and offer 12 hours of continuing education credit, which includes 2 hours of LEAP. These hours will be offered live and will be recorded for those unable to attend the live sessions.

Registration is now closed. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Event Information

Veterinarian Registration Fee : $250
Veterinary Technician Fee : $100


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

Event Agenda


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John Madigan, DVM, MS Diplomate ACVIM, ACAW

Neonatal maladjustment syndrome- (1 hr)

Transition of consciousness at birth- (30 min)

Use of a novel loops system for rescue – (30 min)


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Equine Microbiome
Canaan Whitfield-Cargile, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVSMR
Telemedicine in equine practice
Cristobal Navas de Solis, DVM, DCVIM (Large Animal)


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Legalities of Compounding and Drug Use in Performance Horses (LEAP GBVM-2403)
Heather Lindell, PharmD, DICVP BS, RPh, FSVHP

At the conclusion of this activity the participant should be able to:

Identify the need for compounding.

Discuss Georgia specific compounding laws and regulations.

Examine considerations of drug use in performance horses.

Legalities and Security of Controlled Substances for Your Ambulatory Practice (LEAP GBVM-2403)
Heather Lindell, PharmD, DICVP BS, RPh, FSVHP

At the conclusion of this activity the participant should be able to:

Utilize resources and references for controlled substances.

Implement security protocols for your ambulatory practice.

Maintain controlled substance records and documentation.


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Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Valerie Moorman, DVM, DACVS-LA & Katie Ellis, DVM


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Literature Year in Review
Michelle Barton DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA & Kira Epstein DVM, DACVS-LA, DACVECC


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5:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sinonasal Disease
Padraic Dixon, DVM, PhD, Diploma of European College of Veterinary Dentistry (Equine) , Dip EVDC (Equine)2016Fellow Royal College of Veterinaruy Surgeons, FRCVS

Please note this live session will be held from 5:00 pm to approximately 7:00 pm.


  • Padraic Dixon, DVM, PhD, Diploma of European College of Veterinary Dentistry (Equine) , Dip EVDC (Equine)2016Fellow Royal College of Veterinaruy Surgeons, FRCVS
  • Kira 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.

  • Heather Lindell, PharmD, DICVP BS, RPh, FSVHP

    Dr. Heather Lindell is a PharmD at the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine. She also keeps current on her human medicine by working part-time at Northside Hospital Forsyth. She is a member of the University Woman’s Club, Atlanta Academy of Institutional Pharmacy, RC Wilson Pharmacy Association, Georgia Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and the Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists. She specializes in Veterinary pharmacy and is a Diplomate of ICVP and Fellow of SVHP.

    She has written drug information articles for medical journals and was a contributing writer for Mane and Tail Magazine. She is involved in the University community, the local community, and the horse community. She combines her love of horses and volunteering to help others. Her efforts to support the UGA Women’s Varsity Equestrian Team included being on the coach search committee, contributing to the Facility Fund, founding the Booster Club and the Scholarship Fund. In founding the Booster Club she led the way for a base of support for the Team riders.

    Dr. Lindell teaches classes at the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Mercer University. She has given lectures in the community and continuing education classes to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has been the lead pharmacists in over 30 clinical research trials that have come through the UGA Teaching Hospital. She enjoys answering calls she receives from veterinarians and clients seeking drug information.

  • Valerie Moorman, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA
  • Michelle Barton, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

    Dr. Barton is a 1985 graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois.  She completed a one year Large Animal 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.  Dr. Barton holds the Fuller E. Callaway Endowed Chair, is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, has served the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine as the Specialty President for Large Animal Internal Medicine and has their Ombudsman. In addition to the appointment in the Academic Affairs Office overseeing the program for third and fourth year veterinary students, she continues to teach and provide service in the Large Animal Teaching Hospital.

  • Katie Ellis,

    Dr. Katie Ellis graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009. She stayed at UGA to complete a Large Animal rotating internship in 2010. Dr. Ellis then worked as a general equine ambulatory practitioner for Jacksonville Equine Associates for approximately 4.5 years. During this time, she became certified in Equine Chiropractic and Acupuncture. She then completed a specialty internship in Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Florida from 2015 to 2016. Dr. Ellis recently completed a combined Equine Diagnostic Imaging internship and Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Colorado State University in July 2020. Dr. Ellis has a strong interest in equine rehabilitation as well as musculoskeletal imaging.


Additional Information

The live sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm, beginning on September 9th.

Access to all sessions will close on November 30th.