Equine Joint Ultrasound – Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions

Date: Wed 4th Aug 2021 - Thu 5th Aug 2021
Venue: Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic
Location: Omaha, NE (Omaha Eppley Airfield)
Contact Hours: 19 hrs – Lecture Series (9 hrs, online) & On-Location (10 hrs) - RACE Pending
Course Language: English
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
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Qualified Vet - USD 1195.00
2nd vet, same clinic - USD 1170.00
MAEP Member - USD 1120.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 2140.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) - USD 690.00
Veterinary Student - USD 240.00
Early Booking Deadline: Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Registration Deadline: Tuesday 3rd August 2021

* 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.


The registration deadline has been extended as this course is confirmed to take place

1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs, worth $870):   Wed 4 – Thu 5 August 2021

Wednesday 3:00 – 7:30pm:    Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Thursday 8:30am – 5:30pm:   Practical Sessions


9 hrs of Online Lectures (on-demand, worth $375)At your leisure

Attendees are expected to have worked through this Lecture Series before coming to the on-location portion of the course. Contact us if you have previously purchased this webinar series.


Total Continuing Education Hours:   19 hrs


COVID-19 Update
We have firm plans to hold all advertised courses and events scheduled between August and December as announced on our website, provided that restrictions will have been lifted by then. We would like to reassure you that if you register for one of our upcoming courses, you will or can opt to receive a full refund if the course/event should have to be postponed or cancelled due to restrictions associated with Covid-19. We will of course continue to closely monitor developments and government advice, as well as adhering to routine social distancing and anti-viral procedures on the courses. As usual, we urge you to not make any non-refundable travel or accommodation arrangements until VetPD has confirmed in writing that the course/event will indeed take place and to have suitable travel insurance in place, should the situation / government advice suddenly change.



This practical course was designed to provide veterinarians from mixed or equine practice with the theoretical and especially the practical skills to competently examine every joint of the equine front- and hindlimb ultrasonographically.  A panel of international experts who have dedicated a significant proportion of their careers to musculoskeletal ultrasonography are involved with this course.  In the morning of the second day, the focus will be on ultrasonography of the frontlimb and in the afternoon on the hindlimb.

To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first worked through the  corresponding online Lecture Series ‘Equine Joint Ultrasound & Joint Therapies’:

  • If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please contact the office on office@vetpd.com for a voucher code to reduce the price accordingly.

The online Lecture Series addresses the following hot topics via well-illustrated, case-discussions providing a platform for the panel of speakers to share pitfalls, erroneous clinical conclusions and useful tips and tricks:

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Ultrasonographic anatomy and conditions of the Foot & Pastern
  • Fetlock & Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath
  • Carpus & Carpal Sheath
  • Elbow & Shoulder Joint
  • Tarsus, Tarsal Bursae & Sheath
  • Stifle Joint
  • Hip Joint & Pelvis
  • Conventional systemic & intra-articular Joint Therapies
  • Regenerative systemic & intra-articular Joint Therapies

Day 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists.  This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.

On the second day, 7 hours of small group sessions (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine) will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses under the supervision of the specialists.  There will furthermore be plenty of time for discussions and each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

  • Coffin, Pastern & Fetlock Joints
  • Carpus & Carpal Sheath
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Shoulder Joint
  • Tarsus, Tarsal Bursae & Sheath
  • Stifle Joint
  • Elbow & Shoulder Joints

The course fee includes, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the Lecture Series (included in the price).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

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    Roger Smith

    United Kingdom

    RCVS & European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics), European Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Roger Smith is Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University (UK) in 1987, having obtained a First for his undergraduate degree and a Cambridge Blue at swimming. After 2 years in practice, he returned to academia to undertake further clinical training as a Resident in Equine Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. Following his residency, he undertook a 3 year research project culminating in the award of a PhD for his studies on the extracellular matrix of equine tendon.

    He remained at the Royal Veterinary College, first as a Lecturer in Equine Surgery, then as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery before his appointment as Professor in Equine Orthopaedics in December 2003.

    He holds the Diploma of Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is also a Large Animal Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.

    In 2016, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for meritorious contribution to knowledge and was elected to president of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in July 2017.

    He divides his time between running a specialist orthopaedic referral service within the Royal Veterinary College, where he is involved in lameness diagnostics, imaging and orthopaedic surgery, and continuing to direct research into equine tendon disease. His principal research interests are understanding the pathogenesis of tendon disease, diagnostics for tendon and ligament disease, and stem cell therapy for tendons in both horses and humans.

    He is married to a medical doctor and has two sons.

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    Matt Durham
    DVM, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Matt grew up with horses in Reno, Nevada. When he was 12, he decided to become an equine veterinarian. He spent 11 summers working as a back-country guide at McGee Creek and Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfits, where he met his wife Tiffany (who is now a hospital technician at Steinbeck Equine). Matt enjoys the balance of time in the field seeing horses where they live, and the challenging lameness and diagnostic imaging cases he sees in the clinic.


    • 2015 Board certified in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR)
    • 2001 joined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Salinas, CA
    • 2000 University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound and Cardiology
    • 1999-2000 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship in Diagnostic Imaging with ultrasound, radiology, nuclear scintigraphy (bone scans) and computed tomography (CT) modalities
    • 1997-1999 Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, Vancouver, WA, Ambulatory Veterinarian
    • 1996-1997 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship
    • 1996 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
    • 1992 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS Animal Science


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    Myra Barrett
    DVM, MS, BA, Dipl.ACVR

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Radiology
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    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. 

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    Kara Brown

    United States

    American Specialist in Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Kara Brown, VMD, DACVSMR, is currently a lecturer in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center.  Dr. Brown is from Graham, Washington, and graduated from veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.  She then completed a one year private practice internship at Woodside Equine Clinic in Ashland, Virginia, and a one year in-hospital rotating internship at New Bolton Center.  This was followed by a one year clinical fellowship in Cardiology and Ultrasound in addition to a residency in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, both at New Bolton Center. 

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Course Program

Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic


Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic
10261 County Road P38A
Omaha, NE 68142


10261 County Road P38A
Omaha, NE 68142

Phone: 402.533.1151
Fax: 402.533.1159
Email: office@nebraskaequine.com



Eppley International Airport: Start out going North on Abbott drive towards terminal. Abbott drive becomes John J Pershing drive. Turn right on Dick Collins Road, which will become McKinley street also known as Bennington Rd/NE-36. Turn right onto Blair High Rd/NE-133. Continue to follow NE-133. Nebraska Equine Veterinary Clinic will be located at 10261 County Road P38A, Omaha, NE. 10261 



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“Very good course. Exactly what I, as a practitioner, can use tomorrow when I go back to work.”

Josh Harper, Clover Valley Veterinary Services, Port Orchard, USA - Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb for Equine Practitioners course


“An excellent opportunity to learn new skills with top notch professional and patient teaching. Thank you!”

Jamie Doerr, Doerr To Door Veterinary Services LLC, Orlando, USA - Ultrasound of the Mid-Distal Limb for Equine Practitioners course