Internal Medicine Challenges for Advanced Practitioners - A 2 Day Interactive & Practical Course

Date: Fri 26th Apr 2019 - Sat 27th Apr 2019
Venue: New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center
Location: Dover, NH, near Boston, MA (Boston-Logan Intl Airport)
Accredited Hours: 14.0 RACE Approved
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet USD 595.00 USD 1290.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 565.00 USD 1225.00
Student USD 120.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 300.00 USD 645.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 2300.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1860.00 -
NHVMA Member USD 540.00 USD 1190.00
Veterinary Technician USD 570.00 USD 1010.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 17th March 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 25th April 2019

* 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.


Fri 26 - Sat 27 April 2019 - A 2 Day Interactive & Practical Course

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


*VetPD has a block of rooms available at Homewood Suites Dover, which is within walking distance to the clinic.  Please call the hotel directly before 4/4/19 for the group rate.


This 2-day practical course was designed for equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in internal medicine and covers challenging conditions and new developments in the field.  Each of the following hot topics will be addressed via well-illustrated, interactive case-discussions providing a platform for the panel of speakers to share pitfalls, erroneous clinical conclusions and useful tips and tricks:

  • The Neurologic Horse – Diagnostic Procedures & Laboratory Testing
  • What’s new in Hepatic Diseases
  • Abdominal Ultrasound – Valuable Tips & Tricks
  • Making Sense of Lower Airway Test Results & Therapeutic Strategies
  • New Developments in Endocrine Diseases
  • Investigation of the Thin Horse
  • Urinary Tract Disorders
  • Update on Gastric Ulcer Diseases

Between both afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and cadaver specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2 – 4 attendees / ultrasound machine), all under the supervision of specialists. Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions:

  • Abdominal Ultrasound & Liver/Renal Biopsy Techniques
  • Respiratory Endoscopy incl. BAL, Tracheal & Guttural Pouch Washes etc.
  • Neurological Exam & US-Guided Spinal Fluid Collection
  • Thoracic & Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Advanced Gastroscopy Techniques
  • Clinical Pathology in Hepatic, Endocrine, Respiratory & Urinary Disease: Selection & Interpretation of Lab Tests

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 & Practical Sessions).   Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available. 

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    Frank Andrews
    BS, DVM, MS Dipl.ACVIM

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Dr. Frank M. Andrews is a graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, Washington, where he received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science in Veterinary Science.  He completed an equine internal medicine residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. After 20 years at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine as Professor and Section Chief of Internal Medicine, he is currently LVMA Equine Committee Professor and Director of the Equine Health Studies Program at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). Dr. Andrews was staff veterinarian at the XXVI Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996 and has clinical and research interests in the effects of exercise on electrolytes and other clinical pathologic parameters and pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of gastric ulcer disease in horses.

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    Harold Schott

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Dr. Hal Schott earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell in 1980 and a DVM from the Ohio State University in 1984. He worked in a private equine practice in Santa Barbara, Calif., from 1984 to 1987 and followed that with a residency and PhD program at Washington State University from 1987 to 1991. He was on the WSU faculty from 1991 to 1995 as an instructor and then an assistant professor of equine internal medicine. In 1995, he came to Michigan State University as an assistant professor and progressed to associate and then full professor. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

    His clinical interests include all types of urinary tract disease in horses, and his research focuses on fluid and electrolyte physiology, especially with prolonged endurance exercise.

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    Anna Chapman
    BA, DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVIM

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
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    Dr. Anna Chapman received her DVM from Louisiana State University in 2001. She returned to LSU to pursue a combined residency training/graduate degree in equine internal medicine at Louisiana State University from 2002-2005. She achieved board certification in large animal internal medicine in 2005 and completed masters of science in veterinary clinical sciences in 2006. She became a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences in 2006.

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Course Program

New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center


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


Phone:  603-749-9111



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.



International airport

48 miles: Portland International Jetport – Portland, ME

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


Domestic airports

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

45 miles: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport- Manchester, NH


*VetPD has a block of rooms available at Homewood Suites Dover, which is within walking distance to the clinic.  Please call the hotel directly before 4/4/19 for the group rate.​​​

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dover 

21 Members Way, Dover, NH 03820 

Tel: +1-603.516.0929

                      .25 miles 


Hampton Inn Dover

9 Willard Pond Rd., Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603-516-5600

1.1 miles


Comfort Inn & Suites

10 Hotel Drive, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.750.7507

 1.2 miles


Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

31 Webb Pl, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.953.0800

1.3 miles


Days Inn Dover

481 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820

Tel: +1-603.742.0400

6 miles


Motel 6 Portsmouth

3 Gosling Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Tel: +1-603.334.6606

11.8 miles



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 to view the schedule.

A course for advanced practitioners in medicine - the practical sessions were very useful to have the tips of our speakers. I had a great time!

Marie Desfarges, Germany

Internal Medicine Challenges for Advanced Practitioners – A 2-Day Interactive & Practical Course - May 2018


Lectures were easy to understand and practical lessons were really helpful in putting the theory to practice.  It’s much easier to practice with specimens and with a specialists watching over – really good!

Anna Lehto, AitoVet, Finland


Interaction and practical wetlabs were fantastic.  Relaxed attitude of speakers - practical discussions were priceless

Duncan Prinsloo