Orthopedic Radiography & Comparative Imaging for Advanced Practitioners

Fri, 08 March, 2024 - Sat, 09 March, 2024



Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Wed, 24 January, 2024

Registration Deadline

Sun, 03 March, 2024




Diagnostic Imaging


Industry Partners

North America

Veterinary Partners

North America

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.


This two-day practical course was developed for practitioners with a good working knowledge in equine radiography/radiology who are keen to acquire helpful tips and tricks to further develop their skills in the field of equine musculoskeletal imaging.  The equine diagnostic imaging clinicians will discuss each anatomic region by comparing radiography with other complementary imaging modalities accessible to equine practitioners (up and foremost ultrasound, but also MRI & CT) through which additional information can be gained.  The panel of world-renowned specialists will share common technical pitfalls, practical tips and tricks, erroneous image interpretations and pearls of wisdom openly and honestly with the attendees through lectures, practical sessions and extensive case-discussions.  The use of comparative imaging as part of the prepurchase examination will also be discussed.

As part of the 9 hours of x-ray and ultrasound wetlabs on live horses and case-discussions attendees will get plenty of opportunities to further their radiography/radiology and ultrasound skills at the following stations: 

  • X-ray Tips & Tricks – Foot, Pastern & Fetlock  
  • Ultrasound of the Heel Bulb & Pastern on live horses  
  • Specific Views of the MC/MT, Carpus & Tarsus on live horses 
  • Ultrasound of the Suspensory Ligament Origin – FL vs. HL 
  • Specific Views for Elbow, Shoulder & Cranial Ribs on live horses  
  • X-ray Tips & Tricks – Stifle on live horses 
  • Ultrasound of the Stifle Joint     
  • X-ray Tips & Tricks – Neck & Back on live horses      
  • Foot, Pastern & Fetlock Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions 
  • MC/MT, Carpus & Tarsus Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions         
  • Elbow, Shoulder & Stifle Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions
  • Hip & Pelvis Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions         
  • The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures-Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures, Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions).   

Dr. Barrett is an associate professor of equine diagnostic imaging Colorado State University. Dr. Barrett's primary research and clinical interests are equine musculoskeletal imaging and comparative imaging, and she works closely with the equine surgery and sports medicine services. She is a founding partner of Inside information Radiology, a dedicated equine teleradiology service. She routinely speaks at equine veterinary meetings and is regularly involved in continuing education courses, including courses that draw an international audience. Dr. Barrett is dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of equine diagnostic imaging and is currently the president of an AVMA newly recognized subspecialty – ACVR-Equine Diagnostic Imaging. Outside of work, she enjoys biking, skiing, riding horses, and spending time with her family. 

Dr. Natasha Werpy is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and specializes in equine imaging. She graduated from the Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO (CSU) in 1999. After completing an equine internship in 1999-2000, she completed an imaging internship with Dr. Norman Rantanen followed by a diagnostic imaging residency with Dr. Rantanen and Colorado State University. She worked as the Medical Imaging Director at the Gail Holmes Equine Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University from 2004–2011. She worked part time as an Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida in Gainesville from November 2011 – January 2016. Dr. Werpy is a Consulting Radiologist at Advanced Equine Imaging of Wellington, and at the Ocala Equine Hospital, both in sunny Florida.

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Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center, 32100 N Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331


32100 N. Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ. 85331

Phone: (480) 595-8600
Fax: (480) 595-1640
Email: cahosp@gmail.com



Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: Get on 1-10 West.  Take exit 147B to AZ-51 N.  Merge onto AZ-101 Loop W via Exit 15B.  Take exit 28 to Cave Creek Rd.  Clinic will be on your left after about 8 miles



Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – 33 miles

Tucson International Airport – 150 miles




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13.3 miles

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4575 East Irma Lane

Phoenix, AZ 85050

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8.3 miles

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2035 W. Whispering Wind Drive (formerly Hatfield Rd.)

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4425 East Irma Lane

Phoenix, AZ  85050

(480) 585-6644

8.3 miles

Rooms from $185

Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1290.00

Lectures Only

USD 660.00

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1225.00

Lectures Only

USD 630.00

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 2190.00

Lectures Only

USD 1750.00

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 330.00

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 130.00

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