Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Equine Practitioners - A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Fri 20th Aug 2021 - Sat 21st Aug 2021
Venue: Halton Equine Veterinary Services
Location: Hamilton, near Toronto, ON (Region of Waterloo Intl, John C. Munro Hamilton Intl or Toronto Pearson Intl Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Hours - RACE Pending
Course Language: English
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
  • Choose currency at checkout
Qualified Vet USD 450.00
USD 495.00
USD 990.00
USD 1090.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 430.00
USD 470.00
USD 940.00
USD 1035.00
Veterinary Student USD 90.00
USD 100.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 250.00
USD 250.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
USD 1690.00
USD 1860.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 1390.00
USD 1530.00
AVEQ Member USD 400.00
USD 440.00
USD 890.00
USD 990.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 11th July 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday 23rd July 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.




Fri 20 - Sat 21 August 2021 - A 2-Day Practical Course



This course has been designed to equip the equine practitioners with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to make the most of their abilities and ultrasound machine, in the diagnosis and treatment of frequently encountered equine musculoskeletal conditions affecting the front- and hindlimbs. This course is suitable for all vets aiming to improve their knowledge and skills in this area, as the practical sessions will be adapted to the attendees’ skill levels.

The course will run over two days, with a focus on highly illustrated lectures which will be systematically approached:

  • How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
  • Ultrasonographic Anatomy and Conditions of the Heel Bulb & Pastern
  • Transcuneal/Frog Ultrasound
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Annular Ligament
  • Fetlock Joint Region
  • Flexor Tendons & Check Ligaments
  • Suspensory Ligament – Frontlimb vs. Hindlimb
  • Elbow & Shoulder Joint
  • Tarsus & Tarsal Sheath
  • Stifle Joint Region
  • Hip Joint & Pelvis

The speakers will be sharing invaluable tips/tricks and pearls of wisdom with the attendees during the 7 hours of practical sessions in small groups (2 – 4 vets per ultrasound machine) on live horses.  Each attendee will be able to extensively hone his/her practical skills at the following practical stations: 

  • Machine Set-Up
  • Ultrasound of the Frog, Heel & Pastern
  • Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath & Fetlock Region
  • Flexor Tendons & Check Ligaments
  • Suspensory Ligament – Frontlimb vs. Hindlimb
  • Tarsus & Tarsal Sheath
  • Stifle Joint Region

The course fee includes hot lunches, coffee/tea breaks, the 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 due to the highly practical nature of this course.

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    Roger Smith
    MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, Dipl.ECVSMR, Dipl.ECVS, FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics)
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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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    Suzanne Brenner

    United States

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    Dr. Suzanne Brenner graduated from the veterinary school of University of California at Davis in 2003.  Following 3 years of general equine practice, she returned to UC Davis as the 2006-2007 Large Animal Ultrasound Fellow. In late 2007, Dr. Brenner established an exclusively equine ultrasound consultation practice in Northern California providing examinations in both ambulatory and hospital settings including Pioneer Equine Hospital. Additionally, in 2008 she became an adjunct professor for the Modesto Junior College within the veterinary technician program.  Dr. Brenner has instructed in several ultrasound-focused CE courses such as AAEP 360 ultrasound course held in 2012 and 2013. Similar to her professional life, her non-profession interests lie in all things horse related, including attempts at returning to horse trial competitions on any one of her rescued horses.

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    Wade Tenney
    BS, DVM

    United States

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    Dr. Wade Tenney completed his veterinary studies at Colorado State University. He then went on to do an equine private practice internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center where he stayed on for an additional two years as an associate veterinarian. He then joined B.W. Furlong and Associates in Oldwick, New Jersey where he practiced as an ambulatory/clinic veterinarian with a strong focus on reproduction and nuclear scintigraphy. In 2005, Dr. Tenney completed a 1 year fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb and Dr. Betsy Vaughan at the University of California, Davis. Following his fellowship, Dr. Tenney joined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic on California’s beautiful central coast. During this time he worked as a general practitioner with a strong focus on sports medicine and ultrasound. He also provided care to clients at the HITS Thermal Horse Show during the winter months. In April of 2013, Dr. Tenney joined the Large Animal Ultrasound Department at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. At the Hospital for Large Animals, Dr. Tenney works closely with the Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine and General Surgery services, providing diagnostic ultrasound services to horses throughout the Northeast. Dr. Tenney also spends the winter months at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida providing ultrasound consultations for performance horses in south Florida.

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Course Program

Halton Equine Veterinary Services


Halton Equine Veterinary Services
42 Concession Rd 14 E
Puslinch, ON, N0B 2J0

*VetPD has a block of rooms available at Staybridge Suites Guelph.  Please call the hotel directly and book before 2/20/19 for the group rate (Code VET). 


DIRECTIONS – 5 min south of 401

From the 401, turn south onto ON-6 S                       4.1 km

Turn left onto Maddaugh Rd                                             450 m

Turn right onto Concession Rd 14 E

Destination will be on the right                                      450 m


International / Domestic airports

35 km: Region of Waterloo International Airport - Kitchener, Canada

45 km: John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport - Hamilton, Canada

58 km: Toronto Pearson International Airport - Toronto, Canada

80 km: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - Toronto, Canada

Nearby Hotels - please note there are more options on hotel booking websites

Hotel Details

Distance to clinic

Guide price (prpn)


Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre

9230 Guelph Line

L0P 1B0

Milton Canada

Tel:           +1-905 854 2277



13 Kms ( 13 min)



Staybridge  #6 Guelph

11 Corporate Ct

 Guelph, ON N1G 5G5

Tel: +1- (519) 767-3300


 17.5 Kms ( 14 min by 401 & 6)



Delta Marriot Guelph

50 Stone Rd W

Guelph, ON N1G 0A9

Tel: +1- (519) 780-3700


17.5 Kms ( 20 min)


Best Western Plus Guelph 

716 Gordon St

 Guelph,  ON N1G 1Y6

Tel: +1- (519) 836-1240


17.5 Kms ( 20 min)


Days Inn Guelph

785 Gordon St

Guelph, ON N1G 1Y8

Tel:   +1-519) 822-9112


17 Kms ( 19 min)


Best Western Plus

?161 Chisholm Drive

L9T 4A6

Milton Canada

Tel:+1-905 875 3818


 23 Kms (20 min)


“Good mix of theory and practice, enthusiastic lecturers, good teamwork, nice small groups and a lot of hands on practice.”

Jette Watson Kjaer, Alsia Dyrehospital, Augustenborg, Denmark - Equine Hindlimb Lameness Diagnostics & Therapy course

“Specific, intensive, practical, interactive and useful!”

Francis van der Poll, Antwerp, Belgium - Hindlimb Lameness course