|Date:||Tue 20th Mar 2018 - Wed 21st Mar 2018|
|Venue:||Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre, Cambridge|
|Location:||North Island, New Zealand (Auckland Intl or Hamilton Airports)|
|Accredited Hours:||This course provides 15 contact hours of CPD.|
|Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*||
|Early Booking Deadline:||Tuesday 6th February 2018|
|Registration Deadline:||Tuesday 20th February 2018|
* 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.
Conditions affecting the back, pelvis and sacroiliac region are common in the horse and can cause pain, poor performance and lameness. Over the past decade the axial skeleton has been extensively researched; this new knowledge combined with recently published retrospective studies have shed light on these previously poorly understood problems. This 2-day practical course is suitable for veterinarians from mixed and equine practice who are keen to update their knowledge on the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and up-to-date therapy of back, pelvic and sacroiliac problems in the horse.
In the mornings the following topics will be covered in well-illustrated lectures and case presentations (in English, no translation):
Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the dedicated question times and the speakers will share their personal experiences (successes and failures) with attendees.
In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees the opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and equine specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine), all under the supervision of world-renowned experts in the field. The following practical sessions will be covered during the course:
The course fee includes lunches, 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). On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the Wine and Cheese Reception (included) and an informal dinner with the speakers (not included in the registration fee). Early course registration via the VetPD website www.vetpd.com is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available for the practical sessions of this course.
Notice about Bank Transactions:
For credit card transactions, the registration fees will be taken in $AUD or $NZD (as relevant to the chosen course) through Wirecard, which is based in Germany. Bank transfers will be made to a UK-based account. Your bank or credit card company may charge you ‘International Transfer Fees’ or ‘Foreign Transaction Fees’ – please check with your bank or credit card company prior to making a payment to VetPD on what fees will be added to your payment. VetPD does not receive, and is not responsible for, bank or credit card fees. VetPD will therefore not refund any bank or credit card fees that your bank or credit card company may add to international transactions.
Switzerland, United Kingdom
European, American & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery and Orthopaedics
Emmanuel qualified from the University of Bern, Switzerland in 1998 and went on to perform a Large Animal Internship at the University of Minnesota, USA followed by a Large Animal Surgery Residency (surgical specialisation) at Cornell University in New York. He became a Diplomate of the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004.
Following his residency he worked as an equine surgeon in private practice in New York and Switzerland before accepting the position as Head of the Orthopaedic Department at the Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic in Kent, England in 2005. In March 2009 he was appointed Head of the Equine Hospital and University Equine Surgeon at The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital of the University of Cambridge. Emmanuel is now working as a Consultant for Equine Orthopaedics for private equine clinics in East Anglia and the Southeast of England with a focus on lameness and performance diagnostics/therapeutics and orthopaedic surgery. Emmanuel has published several clinical articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals and lectures regularly at national and international courses/conferences on equine orthopaedics.
European & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery
Graham qualified from the University of Bristol with Honours in 1979. He then spent 8 years in equine practice in Wendover, Newmarket, Arundel, and Oxfordshire including a stud season in New Zealand. Whilst in practice Graham studied for and gained a Certificate in Orthopaedics (CertEO) and a Diploma in Stud Medicine (DESM) from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 1987 he became a Lecturer in Equine Surgery and Reproduction at Glasgow University. Whilst at Glasgow, Graham obtained a PhD by thesis on Neonatal Foal Ophthalmology and a Fellowship of the RCVS by examination in 1994. Graham then joined the University of Edinburgh as a Senior Lecturer in Large animal surgery in 1994. In 1997 he became a member of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) by examination. He then set up a private equine consultancy practice based on the Scottish Borders in 1998 and currently consults in clinics in Scotland and northern England, and occasionally in Europe. He has furthermore been a Visiting University Equine Surgeon at Cambridge Veterinary School from 2007-2009 and in 2011.
Graham is interested in all areas of Surgery esp. Orthopaedics and General Soft Tissue Surgery. His interests however also include Diagnostic Imaging and Ophthalmology. Graham has been lecturing extensively across the UK and also in Europe and is an Editor for Equus Vetstream. Graham has published over 60 referred papers and book chapters and is one of the editors of the book ‘Clinical Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction’. He has furthermore been the team vet for the British Driving Team from 1994-2000 and for the British Dressage and British Vaulting Teams in 2002. Graham was also a FEI veterinary delegate at the Athens 2004 Olympics.Full details
American Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rachel completed an honours degree in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh before going to vet school at the Royal Veterinary College in London. She graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2009 and then moved to Sydney to undertake an internship at Randwick Equine Centre. She stayed on at the practice following her internship and spent two years doing predominantly race track practice. Having been a keen event rider herself she then developed the sports horse aspect of the practice and completed a residency to become a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2016. She is now a senior associate at Randwick Equine Centre and focuses on racing and sports horse work. Her main interests are diagnostic imaging, lameness and rehabilitation.Full details
Peter, although Australian-born, commenced his professional life as an apprentice jockey in England, Germany and France. He enjoyed success, winning over 50 races, and at one stage held the crown as Germany’s top amateur rider.
It was in Germany that he also began an apprenticeship with the famous Master Saddler brand, Passier. As the years went by, this “job” became his passion, and one of his first commissions was a presentation bridle for the President of Argentina. By the time Peter completed his saddle making apprenticeship, he had become too tall and heavy to continue his jockey career, and the dye was cast.
On return to Australia in 1985, Peter started his own saddle making business (originally Ozzie Design saddlery, eventually becoming Peter Horobin Saddlery – PHS), and has become one of Australia’s most successful and iconic saddlers.
Today, PHS is a family business, with Peter’s children Rhys and Marlee deeply involved – Rhys following Peter with both saddle manufacture and custom saddle fitting, while Marlee builds the PHS brand world-wide.
Peter has a life-long strong interest in the mechanics of both horse and rider, and has done intensive research into the anatomy of both in order to develop and manufacture functional innovative designs, including designs with adjustable gullet and panels. It is the intimate knowledge of horse and rider anatomy that allows a deep understanding of correct saddle fit and, by extension, superior saddle performance.
PHS saddles are now used by many Olympic riders, Grand Prix Dressage and Showjumping riders, top Show riders and instructors in all disciplines, and also top racetrack jockeys. Today, PHS saddles can be purchased all over the world “off the shelf” or ordered as bespoke, custom-fitted saddles.Full details
Please note: The lectures are taking place at the following venue:
Onyx Café & Bar
70 Alpha Street
Telephone: (64) 7 827 7740
The clinic is located between Hamilton and Cambridge in the Waikato area (see map accompanying). There is a wide choice of accommodations in Hamilton, approximate 18 min drive away (via State Highway 1 and Bruntwood Road), plus some lovely B & B options in both Hamilton and Cambridge (see document on hotels).
If arriving on International flights, Auckland International Airport is your best option. There are connecting flights to Hamilton Airport, but they can involve long waits. Alternatively, you can hire a car at Auckland and enjoy the lovely scenic drive to Hamilton, or take one of the several available bus or shuttle options.
If driving from Auckland, it takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes via State Highway 1 (129 km) or 1 hour 50 minutes via State Highway 2 (153 km). From State Highway 1, take Matangi exit, turn right at roundabout, drive under expressway and turn left into Tamahere Drive, 2 km turn left into Pickering Road, drive under expressway and 5 km on right.
If arriving at Hamilton Airport, the clinic is only 13 minutes’ drive (13.7 km) via State Highway 21 and Bruntwood Road.
For bus or shuttle services from Auckland to Hamilton, see:
If arriving from the South, Wellington Airport, connect a flight to Hamilton Airport, drive (approx. 6 ½ hours – 520 km) or see the following for bus services:
Cambrian Lodge Motel 6.1 km from clinic Rooms from NZD $110 /night
63 Hamilton Road
Phone: (+64) 7 827 7766
800 m to Onyx Café & Bar; 6.1 km (7 min) drive to clinic via State H’way 1B & Bruntwood Rd
Captains Quarters Motor Inn 6.1 km from clinic Rooms from NZD $120 /night
57a Hamilton Road
Phone: (+64) 7 827 8989
850 m to Onyx Café & Bar; 6.1 km (7 min) drive to clinic via State H’way 1B & Bruntwood Rd
No. 1 Motels on Victoria 6.1 km from clinic Rooms from NZD $ 80/night
87-89 Victoria Street
Cambridge 3434, NZ
Phone: (+64) 7 823 1467
400 m to Onyx Café & Bar; Motel offers an airport shuttle service; Drive 6.1 km (7 min) to clinic via State H’way 1B & Bruntwood Rd
Colonial Court Motel 6.1 km from clinic Rooms from NZD $110 /night
37 Vogel Street
Cambridge, 3434 NZ
Phone: (+64) 7 827 5244
1.8 km to Onyx Café & Bar; Drive 6.1 km (7 min) to clinic via Peake Road OR via State H’way 1B & Bruntwood Rd
Atrium on Ulster 21 km from clinic Rooms from NZD $140/night
281 – 285 Ulster St
3240 Hamilton, NZ
Phone: (+64) 7 839 0839
Direct route from hotel to clinic is 23 minutes via State Highway 1 and Bruntwood Road
Argent Motor Lodge 17 km from clinic Rooms from NZD $120/night
27 Lorne St
3010 Hamilton, NZ
Phone (+64) 7 843 9912 Email: email@example.com
It takes 15 minutes to drive from the hotel to the clinic, via State Highway 1 and Bruntwood Road.
5 min drive from Hamilton City Centre; 15 min Drive from Hamilton airport.
**There are also many other hotels and many great B & Bs around Hamilton and Cambridge! For more options visit www.booking.com or similar websites.