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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

8:00-8:20 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:20-8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30-9:00 Title
-Kevin Claunch, DVM, DACVS
9:00-9:30 Title
-Kevin Claunch, DVM, DACVS
10:00-10:30 Break- Visit with sponsors and vendors
10:30-11:00 Title
-Jane Quandt, DVM, DACVAA, ACVEC
11:30-12:00 Title
-Kevin Claunch, DVM, DACVS
12:00-1:00 Lunch with the UGA Clinical Faculty
1:00-1:30 How I Manage Splint Bone Fractures
-Jesse Tyma, DVM
1:30-2:00 How I Use Ultrasound to Evaluate the Equine Scrotu
-Maria Ferrer, DVM, PhD, DACT
2:00-2:30 How I Select Anti-microbials to Treat Equine Metritis
- Robyn Ellerbrock, DVM, DACT
2:30-3:00 Title
3:00-3:30 Refreshment Break
3:30-4:00 How I Provide Analgesia and Pain Management in the Field
-Rachel Reed, DVM, DACVAA
4:00-5:00 How I Distinguish Between Colic and Colic Imposters
-Jarred Williams, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, ACVECC 
5:00-5:30 Discussion Panel
-Jarred Williams, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, ACVECC
5:30-6:15 Social- Holiday Inn, Downtown Athens 

Friday, November 10, 2017

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 Clinical Pearls in Equine Medicine
-Phoebe Smith, DVM, DACVIM
9:30-10:30 Common Procedures in Neonatal Foals
-Phoebe Smith, DVM, DCVIM
10:30-11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00-12:00 Endocrine Dysfunction  in Geriatric Horses
-Phoebe Smith, DVM, DACVIM
12:00-1:30 GVMA Career Fair and Lunch
1:30-2:30 LEAP
Jeff Sanford, MBA
2:30-3:00 A Review of the Top 4 Medicine Articles of 2018
-Michelle Barton, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
3:30-3:15 Refreshment Break
3:15-3:45 Title
-Katherine MacDonald, DVM, DACVIM
3:45-4:15 Title
-Sarah Czerwinski, DVM MS, DACVO
4:15-4:45 How I Place and Use a Subpalpebral Lavage System in the Field
-Kate Myrna, DVM ,MS, DACVO
4:45-5:15 How I Perform an Ophthalmologic Exam in the Field
-Katie Diehl, DVM ,MS, DACVO

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


NOTE: All Registrations will be closed from June 18th through July 2nd for Software Maintainance.

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

Jarred Williams, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, ACVECC


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 subsequently completed 2 residencies in Equine Surgery and Equine Emergency/Critical Care, and a PhD at Ohio State University. In 2013, he returned home to join the Department of Large Animal Medicine at the University of Georgia, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of both Surgery and Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Williams is board certified as a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of hypoperfusion and colic.

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.

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.

Kevin Claunch, DVM, DACVS



Dr. Quandt obtained her DVM from Iowa State University 1987, followed by a residency and MS in anesthesia from the University of MN. She became boarded in anesthesia in 1993. Dr. Quandt was a faculty member of the University of Georgia from 1991 to 1998, and then did a critical care residency at UC Davis/University of MN. She became a clinical professor of anesthesia at the University of MN from 2001 -2011. Dr. Quandt was boarded in Emergency Critical Care in 2007. She is currently an associate professor of comparative anesthesia at the University of Georgia.

Jesse Tyma, DVM


This is Dr. Tyma’s third year large animal surgery resident at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She is originally from outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Prior to coming to UGA she completed a rotating internship at Rhinebeck Equine in the Hudson Valley of New York. Her practice interests include gastrointestinal surgery, wound management, lameness, emergency medicine, and acupuncture.

Maria Ferrer, DVM, PhD, DACT


Robyn Ellerbrock, DVM, DACT


Phoebe Smith, DVM, DACVIM

Jeff Sanford, MBA


Mr. Sanford teaches Practice Management at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine and consults with veterinarians in Georgia and across the country. He teaches specialized business education programs for veterinarians. Mr. Sanford has a joint faculty position at the College of Pharmacy where he teaches Community Pharmacy Management, coordinates the NCPA Business Plan Competition and independent pharmacy rotations, and consults with independent pharmacists across the country. Mr. Sanford has been named the 2014 recipient of the Walter Barnard Hill Fellow Award which is UGA’s highest award in public service and outreach, recognizing sustained, distinguished achievement and contributions to improving the quality of life in Georgia or elsewhere.

Michelle Barton, DVM, PhD, DACVIM


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

Katherine MacDonald, DVM, DACVIM


Dr. MacDonald is currently a Large Animal Internal Medicine Resident at the UGA Veterinary Medical Center. She received her DVM from North Carolina State University in 2014. After completing vet school, she did an Equine Medicine and Surgery internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.

Sarah Czerwinski, DVM , MS, DACVO


Dr. Sarah Czerwinski graduated from veterinary school at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2010. She completed a rotating internship in equine medicine and surgery in Alberta, Canada, and an internal medicine fellowship in Lexington, KY. She then completed a residency in comparative veterinary ophthalmology at the University of Florida. Following 1.5 years in private practice, Dr. Czerwinski joined the ophthalmology team at the University of Georgia to further pursue her passion for equine ophthalmology. Her interests outside of work include horseback riding, traveling, and spending time with her Jack Russell terrier, Basil.

Kate Myrna, DVM ,MS, DACVO


Dr. Kate Myrna has a BA from Vassar College and received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to complete a 1-year specialty internship under the mentorship of Dr. Nancy Cottrill in Small Animal Ophthalmology at Angell Animal Medical Center – Western New England. Dr. Myrna then completed a Residency in Comparative Ophthalmology and obtained a Master of Science in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Myrna is interested in comparative ophthalmology, corneal wound healing and ocular analgesia.

Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick

Driving Directions

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

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