Continuing Education and Seminars
The Equine Medical Center serves as an educational resource for horse owners, veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Our continuing education programs help veterinary professionals stay apprised of leading-edge research and advancements in clinical care.
The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center’s popular "Tuesday Talks" lecture series for horse owners and professionals will be presented hybrid in 2024. Each presentation will start promptly at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month from January to April. Guests are welcome to attend in person or via a webinar link. A registration link will be available soon!
The 2024 continuing education day for veterinarians will be held on January 12. Guests may attend remotely or in person at either the Equine Medical Center, in Leesburg, VA or at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, in Blacksburg, VA.
Attendees will qualify for up to six hours of continuing education credit.
There is no charge to attend these webinars, but we ask that you consider supporting either the Equine Medical Center or the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Good Samaritan Fund, which provides financial assistance to equine owners who are unable to financially support the treatment of serious and/or life-threatening conditions when a successful outcome and good quality of life are likely.
9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Emily Schaefer, VMD, DACVIM (LAIM)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care
"Postoperative Colic Care"
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Rebecca Funk, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Clinical Associate Professor, Equine Field Service
"Endocrinology Updates for Equine Practitioners"
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sarah Dukti, DVM, DACVS-LA, DACVECC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Emergency and Critical Care
"Equine Wound Management: Synovial Involvement"
12 p.m.–1 p.m. BREAK FOR LUNCH
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Harold McKenzie III, DVM, MS, MSc. (VetEd), FHEA, DACVIM
Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine
"What's New in Equine Internal Medicine"I
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Julia Borgens, DVM
Resident, Equine Medicine
"Equine epilepsy: A literature review"
3 p.m.-4 p.m.
Sarah Khatibzadeh, DVM, MS, DACVS-Large Animal
Prior Clinical Instructor, Large Animal Surgery
"Updates on Equine Wound Management"
The eleventh annual continuing education day for veterinary technicians will take place in October 2024. Registered guests are welcome to attend in person at the Equine Medical Center or remotely via a Zoom webinar link. Attendees will qualify for up to six hours of continuing education credit.
There is no charge to attend these webinars, but we ask that you consider supporting the center’s Good Samaritan Fund, which provides financial assistance to equine owners who are unable to financially support the treatment of serious and/or life-threatening conditions when a successful outcome and good quality of life are likely.
A registration link will be available at a later date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.