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Equine Encore 2018

Equine Encore 2018

Thu, October 11, 2018 - Fri, October 12, 2018

Holiday Inn, Athens, GA

Event Agenda

Thursday, November 9, 2017

7:30 - 8:00 Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast Holiday Inn
8:00 - 8:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks  
8:10 - 9:00 Subchondral Bone Injury in the Equine Fetlock Kyla Ortved, DVM, PhD, ACVS, ACVSMR
9:00 - 9:50 Septic Arthritis: Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcomes Kyla Ortved, DVM, PhD, ACVS, ACVSMR
9:50 - 10:20 How I Treat Penile Masses/Tumors Jarred Williams, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC
10:20 - 10:45 Refreshment Break  
10:45 - 11:35 Regenerative Medicine for the Equine Athlete Kyla Ortved, DVM, PhD, ACVS, ACVSMR
11:35 - 12:05 Equine Field Anesthesia:  Should I Anesthetize this Horse? Rachel Reed, DVM, DACVAA
12:05 - 1:05 Lunch  
1:10 - 1:40 Treatment and Shoeing Strategies for Common Foot Injuries Brian Beasley, DVM, CVF
1:40 - 2:10 Bisphosphonates:  Use and Controveries in Practice John Peroni, DVM, MS, DACVS
2:10 - 2:30 Refreshment Break  
2:30 - 3:20 Does This Horse Really Need an MRI? Bronwen Childs, DVM  
3:20 - 3:45 How I Manage Disorders of the Equine Lens Sarah Czerwinski, DVM, DACVO  
3:45-4:15 Interpretation of Common Diagnostic Tests Brent Credille, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
4:15-4:45 Top 4 Medicine Articles from 2017 Michelle Barton, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
4:45-5:15 50 shades of Brown - Case Tales of a Handful of Equine Iris   
5:15 - 6:15  SOCIAL for Attendees and Exhibitors Katie Diehl, DVM, DACVO  


Friday, November 10, 2017

 7:45 - 8:15 Continental Breakfast  
8:15-8:45  Review of the Equine Neurologic Exam Kelsey Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
8:45-9:15  CSF Taps: How and why Hayley Chidlow, BVSc
9:15-10:05  Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis: Updates from EPM Society

Sarah Reuss, VMD, DACVIM

10:05-10:30  Refreshment Break  
10:30-11:20  Viral Encephalities (WNV, EEE, rabies) Kelsey Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
11:20-11:50  Equine Herpes Myeloencephalitis: Focus on outbreak  management  Erin Beasley, DVM, DACVIM
11:50-1:20 GVMA Career Fair and Lunch Sponsored by the GVMA
1:25-2:15  Traumatic Brain Injury in Horses Kira Epstein, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC
2:15-2:45 Wobblers and other disease of the neck Sarah Reuss, VMD, DACVIM
2:45-3:15 Lyme Neuroborreliosis: Everything we don't know Kelsey Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
3:15-3:40 Refreshment Break  
3:40-5:00 Case Panel and Q&A Drs.  Giguère, Hart, Reuss, Ryan


Event Fees

Veterinarian-TWO Day 15 CE Hours $325
Veterinarian- Thursday Only 7.5 CE Hours $165
Veterinarian- Friday 7.5 CE Hours Only $165
Technician- TWO Day $145
Technician- Thursday Only $75
Technician- Friday Only $75

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

Kyla Ortved, DVM, PhD, ACVS, ACVSMR


Dr. Kyla Ortved is an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery at New Bolton Center, the University of Pennsylvania in Kennett Square, PA. She received her DVM degree from the University of Guelph in 2006 and completed her large animal surgical residency at Cornell University in 2010. Following her residency, Kyla went on to obtain a Ph.D. in equine cartilage repair at Cornell University. In January 2016, Kyla became boarded with the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She joined the faculty at New Bolton Center in February 2016 as a large animal orthopedic surgeon. She brings her research program in orthopedic disease to New Bolton Center where she will continue to pursue gene and cell therapies for improving cartilage repair and preventing osteoarthritis.

Jarred Williams, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVS (Large Animal), DACVECC


Dr. WIlliams is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Large Animal Emergency Medicine at UGA. He received his PhD The Ohio State University in 2013, DVM University of Georgia, 2006
MS University of Georgia, 2002.

Kathryn Diehl, DVM, MS, Dipl. AC


Dr. Diehl is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. She received her MS and her DVM from the Ohio State University.

Michelle Barton, DVM, PhD, Dip. ACVIM


Dr. Barton is a Professor of Large Animal Medicine at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from the University of Illinois and her PhD from the University of Georgia. Her clinical interests include Large animal cardiology and neonatology

Brian Beasley, DVM, CJF


Dr. Beasley is a Veterinary Education Specialist at UGA.

John Peroni, DVM, MS, Dip ACVS


John F. Peroni, DVM, MS, Dip ACVS is Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia and is Chairman of the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association (NAVRMA).

Bronwen Childs, DVM, MS


Dr. Childs earned her undergraduate degree at Cornell University with a bachelors of science in Animal Science. She received her DVM from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine along with a Master of Biomedical Science with a Thesis on 3D imaging or the metacarpophalangeal joint in motion. After vet school Dr. Childs completed an Equine Sports Medicine Internship at Peninsula Equine Medical Center in Menlo Park CA, followed by a rotating Small Animal Internshship back in Connecticut. In 2015, she joined UGA as a Radiology Resident and is currently a 3rd year resident with an focus on musculoskeletal imaging and MRI.

Brent Credille, DVM, DACIM, PhD


Dr. Credille is an Assistant Professor in the Food Animal Health and Management Program at the University of Georgia. He completed his DVM at UGA, an internship in livestock medicine and surgery at Colorado State, large Animal internal medicine residency and PhD in physiology/pharmacology at UGA.

Kelsey Hart, DVM, PhD, DIP. ACVIM (LAIM)


Dr. Hart is an Assistant Professor in the department of Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from Cornell University and her PhD from University of Georgia. Her clinical interests include Large animal neurology, endocrinology, and neonatology.

Sarah M. Reuss, VMD, DACVIM


Sarah Reuss, VMD, DACVIM serves as an Equine Professional Services Veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim. Dr. Reuss grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania riding hunters and jumpers. She received her BS in Animal Bioscience from Pennsylvania State University, followed by a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. After an internship at Equine Medical Center of Ocala, she next completed a residency at Texas A&M University becoming a Board Certified Large Animal Internal Medicine specialist. Dr. Reuss then practiced general and specialty medicine at McKinlay and Peters Equine Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Pursuing her love of teaching, she joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Chief of the Large Animal Medicine Service. Dr. Reuss transitioned to industry in 2016, first with Merial who was then acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim. Her professional interests include gastrointestinal disease, neurology, and infectious diseases of the horse and foal. Outside of work, she enjoys running, kayaking, hiking, traveling, and riding her warmblood mare.

Hayley Chidlow, BVSc


Dr. Chidlow graduated from University of Liverpool in the UK and then spent 2 years in a private equine practice before completing a Fellowship in Equine Internal Medicine at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Kentucky. After her fellowship, she moved to Athens, GA to begin her residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at UGA, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Chidlow is currently in her second year of residency.

Erin Beasley, DVM, PhD, DACVIM


Dr. Beasley is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UGA.
PhD University of Georgia, 2015
DVM Oklahoma State University, 2009
BS University of Connecticut, 2005

Rachel Reed, DVM, DACVAA


Dr. Rachel Reed attended veterinary school at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine before entering private mixed animal practice in New England. She then completed a residency in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Reed now works as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology at the University of Georgia. She enjoys running and spending time with her dog and cat.

Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick

Driving Directions

Travel Information

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the most convenient airport to use when attending a conference in Athens.  Groome Transportation offers an excellent shuttle service to and from the Atlanta Airport and Athens.  For more information and to schedule a reservation, please visit

Event Hotels

Holiday Inn 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 706-549-4433 * BLOCK CODE: VEE
Holiday Inn Express  513 West Broad Street, Athens, GA  * 706-546-8122 
Georgia Center Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA  * 800.884.1381
Hilton Garden Inn 390 Washington Street, Athens, GA  * 706.363.9948 
The Hotel Indigo 500 College Avenue, Athens, GA * 706.546.0430 
Courtyard by Marriott  166 North Finley Street, Athens, GA  * 706.369.7000 
Springhill Suites 3500 Daniells Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606

*Registration fee includes: continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and instructional materials.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

  • Non-Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m. ET, 10 days prior to the beginning of your event.
  • Wet Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m., 45 days prior to the beginning of your event.
  • If a course is cancelled for any reason, the CVM will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.
  • For courtesy and liability reasons, we prohibit children and domestic animals (except working animals, e.g., guide dogs) at our CE conferences.
  • Each conference participant may receive mail from companies or individuals who have obtained names and addresses from course registrations as permitted by the Georgia Open Records Act.

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, to conducting research related to animal diseases, and to providing veterinary services for animals and their owners. Our research efforts are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for animals and people, improving the productivity of poultry and livestock, and preserving a healthy interface between wildlife and people in the environment they share.

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