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 has planned a one day continuing education seminar for veterinary technicians on October 1, 2021.

To be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offering participants six hours of continuing education credit.

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Friday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

"Toxic Plants"
Emily Schaefer, VMD, DACVIM (LAIM)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Medicine
Synopsis: Come learn what regional plants horses should avoid and how to recognize them, as well as a brief toxicology review of mechanisms and treatments in some cases. 

"Medical Management of Colic"
Elizabeth MacDonald, BVMS, MRCVS
Clinical Instructor of Equine Medicine

Colic or abdominal discomfort is a common emergency in the horse. The majority of horses will respond to medical treatment. Discussion on what medical treatments are available for use in the horse.

"Medical Treatment of the Difficult or Fearful Horse"
Maureen Kelleher, DVM, CVA, DACVS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine and Surgery

As veterinary technicians and nurses, we often have to administer medications and treatments to aggressive or fearful horses.  In this lecture we will discuss methods to create an environment of comfort and safety for both the horse as well as the veterinary professional in order to accomplish our medical needs.

"Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome"
Stephanie Hernandez, VMD
Resident, Equine Medicine

This lecture will highlight the multi-organ manifestations of neonatal maladjustment syndrome, with a focus on patient assessment, monitoring and management.

"Recognizing Common Equine Upper Airway Conditions"
Tina McAlinn, LVT
Veterinary Service Technician
Upper airway issues are fairly common in the horse and can be a limiting factor to athletic ability. This lecture will review upper airway conditions that you may encounter during the course of your career as a veterinary technician.

"Wound Management"
Maureen Kelleher, DVM, CVA, DACVS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Sports Medicine and Surgery

A review of wound healing and healing and treatments

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

The Equine Medical Center will host a continuing education day for veterinarians on Friday, January 28, offering attendees up to six hours of continuing education credit.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

The Equine Medical Center's popular "Tuesday Talks" program is held during the evening on the second Tuesday of the month, from January to April.  Additional information will be posted when it becomes available.

More information about Farrier Continuing Education opportunities will be posted here when available.


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