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Continuing Education and Seminars

The Equine Medical Center serves as an educational resource for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Our continuing education programs help veterinary professionals stay apprised of leading-edge research and advancements in clinical care.

The Equine Medical Center's popular "Tuesday Talks" program is held every year on the second Tuesday of the month, from January to April.

In 2023, guests will have the option to attend these presentations at the Equine Medical Center or remotely via a webinar link. Full details and a registration link for the 2023 program will be available soon.

Held each year in January, our continuing education event for veterinarians features faculty experts from the Equine Medical Center, the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine and other equine professionals, who share information on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. 

Offered in 2023 as a hybrid event on Friday, January 20, guests will have the option of attending in person at either the Leesburg or Blacksburg campus, or via a webinar link.

Attendees will qualify for up to six hours of continuing education credit.


9 a.m.—9: 55 a.m.
"Updates in Equine Neurologic Disease"
Krista Estell, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Clinical Associate Professor of Equine Medicine
10 a.m.—10:55 a.m.
"Physiological Methods for Assessing Welfare in Animals"
Virginia Buechner-Maxwell, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine.

11 a.m.—11:55 a.m.
“Regenerative Medicine in Equine Practice”
Jennifer Barrett, DVM, Ph.D, DACVS, DACVSMR
Theodora Ayer-Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery

LUNCH 12 P.M-1 P.M.

1 p.m.—1:55 p.m.
“Infections involving the foot: Subsolar abscesses to deeper concerns”
Amy Santonastaso, VMD, MS, DABVP (Equine)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Equine Field Service

2 p.m-2:55 p.m.
"Inflammatory bowel disease: Update and literature review"
Julia Borgens Castela, DVM
Resident, Equine Surgery

3 p.m.-3:55 p.m.
"Updates on diagnosis and treatment of septic arthritis"
Elaine Claffey, (DVM'14), DACVS-LA
Clinical Instructor

The tenth annual continuing education day for veterinary technicians will take place in October. Registered guests will be welcome to attend in person at the Equine Medical Center or remotely via a Zoom webinar link.

This event will offer attendees up to six hours of continuing education credit. 

Information about continuing education opportunities for farriers will be posted when available.


To learn more about our continuing education programs, contact Sharon Peart at 703-771-6842 or