Tuesday Talks

Our popular Tuesday Talks lecture series offers horse owners and horse professionals an opportunity to learn about a variety of equine health topics from Equine Medical Center specialists and residents, and area veterinarians. 

Held in the EMC library, the talks are free of charge; however, space is limited and registration is required. Please email Sharon Peart to register. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the talks begin at 7 p.m.

A presentation by Dr. Krista Estell, Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Medicine

With early identification and the right medical support, an EHV-1 diagnosis can still result in a positive outcome. Dr. Estell will provide an overview designed to give owners an understanding of EHV-1 symptoms, how the disease is spread, and how our dedicated isolation unit with integrated neurologic suite, and 24/7 care is uniquely positioned to provide your horse with the best possible chance of a full recovery.

A presentation by Dr. Emily Schaefer, Clinical Instructor of Equine Medicine

We all know that even the most well managed horses will find a way to injure themselves or fall ill on an emergency basis. Once evaluated and diagnosed, they may require a period of hospitalization and critical care. Come find out what emergencies the Equine Medical Center sees most commonly, what you can do to avoid a trip to the emergency room, and how the EMC can help get your horse back on track to health and success.

Presented in collaboration with the Loudoun County Equine Alliance

A presentation by Dr. Norris Adams, Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Lameness and Surgery

Dr. Adams will review common conformational flaws and relate them specifically to their effects on soundness.

A presentation by Dr. Maureen Kelleher, Clinical Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine

There are a variety of joint supplements available to horse owners. Do they work and how do they work? Dr. Maureen Kelleher will review supplement choices and when and how best to utilize them. Bring your questions!


To learn more about our client education programs, contact Sharon Peart at 703-771-6842 or speart@vt.edu.