Advanced Equine Ophthalmology – A 2-Day Practical Course


Date: Fri 24th Jan 2020 - Sat 25th Jan 2020
Venue: New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center
Location: Dover, NH, near Boston, MA (Boston-Logan Intl Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15 hours
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet USD 495.00 USD 1090.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 470.00 USD 1035.00
Student USD 100.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 250.00 USD 550.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 1860.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1530.00 -
NHVMA Member USD 440.00 USD 990.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 15th December 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 23rd January 2020
Sponsors:

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.

 
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Fri 24 - Sat 25 January 2020 - A 2-Day Practical Course

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

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course was devised for equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in equine ophthalmology and provides an update on recent developments in the field.  The speaker panel consisting of 2 of the most highly respected and experienced equine ophthalmologists worldwide will be discussing the current thinking on pathophysiology of different conditions affecting the equine eye and will cover established and recently developed cutting-edge diagnostic / therapeutic techniques and medications through lectures and in particular via wetlabs.  

In the mornings, the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations:

  • Recent Developments in Ophthalmic Diagnostics & Therapeutics            
  • Diagnostic Ocular Ultrasound
  • Corneal Healing & Ulcer Management
  • A Clinician’s Guide to Ocular Immunology & Immune Mediated Diseases
  • Corneal Surgery – When, why and how?
  • Non-Ulcerative & Immune Mediated Keratitis
  • Equine Uveitis – Understanding a Complex Disease
  • Equine Uveitis – A Rational Approach to Treatment
  • The Posterior Eye & the Prepurchase Examination
  • Ocular Neoplasia – Optimal Approaches to Therapy

In the afternoons7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and equine specimens and to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere in small groups (2 – 4 attendees), all under the supervision of the specialists. Plenty of clinical cases will be available which will be examined together with the experts.  Attendees will furthermore be able to choose which diagnostic and therapeutic techniques they would like to have demonstrated and train on equine specimens: 

  • Ophthalmologic & Surgical Procedures – Attendees to choose:  Nerve blocks, lavage system placement, eyelid laceration repair (emergency situations), keratotomy, temporary tarsorrhaphy & enucleation
  • Ocular Ultrasound- live horses
  • Examination of Horses with Eye Problems – live horses
  • Pre-Purchase Examination Case Discussions

Attendees can furthermore bring challenging or undiagnosed cases to the course, which will be worked up by the attendees under the supervision of the specialists. At the end of Day 1 a vitrectomy demonstration might be given on a clinical case.  

The course fee includes lunch, coffee/tea breaks, 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 & Practical Sessions).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.5;  C-E.15;  C-E.16

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    Dennis Brooks
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVO

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
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    Dennis E. Brooks passed the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1984. Dr Brooks received a PhD in 1987 from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. Dr Brooks has been a scientist and clinician in academia and is a Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology. He was the President of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists from 1997-1998. Dr Brooks has written over 170 academic scientific publications, 76 book chapters, received $2.3 million in research grants, and has given over 300 lectures both nationally and internationally in comparative ophthalmology. His book, Equine Ophthalmology, was published in 2002 and again in 2008. A book Small Animal Ophthalmology was published in 2011. He received the British Equine Veterinary Association’s Sir Frederick Smith Memorial Lecture and Medal Recipient in 2007, and received the Frank J. Milne State of the Art Award of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in 2010. Dr Brooks has extensive experience in amnion grafting, corneal transplantation and cataract surgeries of the horse.

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    Richard McMullen
    Dr.med.vet, MS, Dipl.ACVO, Dipl.ECVO

    Germany

    American & European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
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    Dr. McMullen obtained his veterinary degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany in 2002, and was awarded the title of Doctor medicinae veterinariae (Dr. med. vet.) in 2005 from LMU following defense of his thesis: Equine keratitis and the possible involvement of equine adenovirus type 1 (EAdV1) and equine adenovirus type 2 (EAdV2). After completing his German Equine Ophthalmology certification in 2006, he successfully completed a residency of Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology at North Carolina State University (NCSU, 2006-2009). From April, 2009 to November 2012 he was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at NCSU. He is a board certified ophthalmologist in both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO & ECVO, respectively). In January, 2013 Richard joined the Equine Clinic Munich-Riem, in Munich, Germany and has successfully established a busy exclusively equine ophthalmology service. He has maintained his affiliation with NCSU and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor since his departure in 2012. His areas of research interest are equine intraocular lens development and refractive surgery, retinoscopy and equine vision, standing ophthalmic surgery in the horse, and digital ocular photography.

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    Alison Clode
    DVM, Dipl.ACVO

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Ophthalmology
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    Dr. Alison Clode is a native of Spokane, Washington, and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She obtained her veterinary degree from Washington State University in 2003, following which she completed a one-year small animal medical and surgical internship at Colorado State University. Her residency training in comparative veterinary ophthalmology was completed at North Carolina State University in 2007; she achieved Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) that same year. Dr. Clode served on the NCSU faculty from 2007 to 2014 and played a vital role in developing and running the first university ophthalmology service specifically dedicated to Equine Ophthalmology within the US. She has authored multiple research publications and book chapters and has lectured extensively in the US and abroad, on both equine and small animal ophthalmology topics. Dr. Clode sees equine ophthalmology cases out of Rhinebeck Equine and New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center in Dover, NH.

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Course Program

 
New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center

Venue

New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center
15 Members Way
Dover, NH 03820


CONTACT DETAILS FOR CLINIC

Phone:  603-749-9111
Email:  office@newenglandequine.com             
Website:  www.newenglandequine.com

 

DIRECTIONS

The New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center is located in Dover, New Hampshire off of Route 16 (Spaulding Turnpike).  Take Route 16 towards Dover, NH.  Take Exit 9 and turn left onto Indian Brook Drive. Turn right onto Members Way (just past Northeast Credit Union). Go straight at the 4-way stop sign. Follow signs to OFFICE in order to check-in.

 

NEARBY AIRPORTS

International airport

12 miles: Portsmouth International  Jetport– Portsmouth, NH  (Allegiant Air)

48 miles: Portland International Jetport – Portland, ME

67 miles: Boston-Logan International Airport – Boston, MA

 

NEARBY HOTELS
*Homewood Suites Dover is within walking distance to the clinic.  Please call the hotel directly for the group rate.​​​

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover 

21 Members Way, Dover, NH 03820 

Tel: +1-603.516.0929 

www.homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

                      .25 miles 

           $117

Hampton Inn Dover

9 Willard Pond Rd., Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603-516-5600

www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com

1.1 miles

$127

Comfort Inn & Suites

10 Hotel Drive, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.750.7507

www.choicehotels.com

 1.2 miles

$196

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

31 Webb Pl, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.953.0800

www.microtelinn.com

1.3 miles

$94

Days Inn Dover

481 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.742.0400

www.daysinn.com

6 miles

$94

Motel 6 Portsmouth

3 Gosling Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Tel: +1-603.334.6606

www.motel6.com

11.8 miles

$64

 

Public Transportation

C&J Motorcoach operates hourly bus service from Boston’s Logan Airport (airplane) and South Station (train) to Dover, NH.  The Park & Ride Terminal in Dover is 2 miles from downtown Dover and .2 miles from New England Equine.   

The cost is only $24 each way.  Tickets must be purchased on-line and your printed confirmation is your ticket, so don’t misplace it.  Go to www.ridecj.com to view the schedule.

 
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