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Foundational Skills in Equine Practice

***This meeting is now full and a waiting list has been started. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, contact Kristin Walker at***

Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to expand your skillset, a veterinarian returning to equine practice from time off or from a different specialty, or you just want to sharpen essential skills, advance your patient care prowess and career trajectory with immersive training during AAEP Foundational Skills in Equine Practice. 

The wet labs-focused CE event at Spy Coast Farm in Lexington, Ky., is limited to just 60 participants and boasts an exceptional 4:1 participant-to-instructor ratio. The expansive instructor roster embodies a healthy mix of successful practitioners from private practice and veterinary teaching hospitals. The meeting, which is designed especially for practitioners less than 10 years out of school, is expected to offer 18.5 CE credits, with labs and talks intended to instill core knowledge and skills. 

During morning sessions on the first two days, you’ll acquire expert guidance in a how-to format on pertinent medical topics, immediately followed by practical business and wellness advice fundamental to professional success and satisfaction. 

Each afternoon and on the morning of the final day, you’ll rotate in a group of 20 through three wet labs. Each lab will have five instructors to ensure plenty of small group, hands-on training and skills development.

Oct. 6 Wet Labs (90 minutes each)

  • Neurologic Exam

  • Cardiac Evaluation

  • Distal Limb Radiography

Oct. 7 Wet Labs (90 minutes each)

  • Lameness Exam

  • Cervical Facet Ultrasound

  • Cervical Spine Radiography

Oct. 8 Wet Labs (60 minutes each)

  • Regional Distal Limb Anesthesia

  • Dentistry Exam with Oroscope

  • Cervical Interpretation

Supplementing knowledge and skills acquisition, social opportunities will facilitate formation of professional friendships with colleagues at a similar stage of practice or skill level.

The meeting debuted to enthusiastic reviews in 2022 as the New Practitioners Symposium and has been rebranded to better reflect the encompassing nature of prospective participants. Among attendees at the inaugural edition of the event, one commented, “Such an awesome meeting! Great practical skills and useful for practice immediately.” According to another, “This is my favorite meeting/CE I’ve ever attended. I learned so much and made a lot of great connections.”

***This meeting is now full and a waiting list has been started. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, contact Kristin Walker at***

Important Note: The meeting coincides with opening weekend of the Keeneland Fall Meet so registrants are advised to book their hotel room early.

Event Information

October 06, 2023
to October 08, 2023

Spy Coast Farm

Lexington, KY 40511