Orthopedic Radiography & Comparative Imaging for Advanced Practitioners

Date: Fri 10th Feb 2023 - Sat 11th Feb 2023
Venue: Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center
Location: Ringoes, near Princeton, NJ (Newark Liberty Intl, Philadelphia Intl, LaGuardia Intl, John F. Kennedy Intl or Atlantic City Intl Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Hours
Course Language: English
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
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Qualified Vet - USD 1390.00
2nd vet, same clinic - -
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 2300.00
Veterinary Student - USD 280.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) - -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 1st January 2023
Registration Deadline: Thursday 2nd February 2023

* 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 10 – Sat 11 February 2023 – A 2-Day Practical Course


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


This two-day practical course was developed for practitioners with a good working knowledge in equine radiography/radiology who are keen to acquire helpful tips and tricks to further develop their skills in the field of equine musculoskeletal imaging.  The equine diagnostic imaging clinicians will discuss each anatomic region by comparing radiography with other complementary imaging modalities accessible to equine practitioners (up and foremost ultrasound, but also MRI & CT) through which additional information can be gained.  The panel of world-renowned specialists will share common technical pitfalls, practical tips and tricks, erroneous image interpretations and pearls of wisdom openly and honestly with the attendees through lectures, practical sessions and extensive case-discussions.  The use of comparative imaging as part of the prepurchase examination will also be discussed.

As part of the 9 hours of x-ray and ultrasound wetlabs on live horses and case-discussions attendees will get plenty of opportunities to further their radiography/radiology and ultrasound skills at the following stations: 

  • X-ray Tips & Tricks – Foot, Pastern & Fetlock  
  • Ultrasound of the Heel Bulb & Pastern on live horses  
  • Specific Views of the MC/MT, Carpus & Tarsus on live horses 
  • Ultrasound of the Suspensory Ligament Origin – FL vs. HL 
  • Specific Views for Elbow, Shoulder & Cranial Ribs on live horses  
  • X-ray Tips & Tricks – Stifle on live horses 
  • Ultrasound of the Stifle Joint     
  • X-ray Tips & Tricks – Neck & Back on live horses      
  • Foot, Pastern & Fetlock Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions 
  • MC/MT, Carpus & Tarsus Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions         
  • Elbow, Shoulder & Stifle Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions
  • Hip & Pelvis Comparative Imaging Case-Discussions         

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, Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions).   

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    Natasha Werpy
    DVM, Dipl.ACVR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Diagnostic Imaging
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    Dr. Natasha Werpy is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and specializes in equine imaging. She graduated from the Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO (CSU) in 1999. After completing an equine internship in 1999-2000, she completed an imaging internship with Dr. Norman Rantanen followed by a diagnostic imaging residency with Dr. Rantanen and Colorado State University. She worked as the Medical Imaging Director at the Gail Holmes Equine Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University from 2004–2011. She worked part time as an Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida in Gainesville from November 2011 – January 2016. Dr. Werpy is a Consulting Radiologist at Advanced Equine Imaging of Wellington, and at the Ocala Equine Hospital, both in sunny Florida.

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    Myra Barrett
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVR, Dipl.ACVR-EDI

    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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    Elizabeth Acutt
    BSc, BVSc, MS, Dipl.ACVR-EDI

    United States

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    Dr. Acutt obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. She then traveled to the University of California, Davis to undergo additional training in her areas of interest, equine orthopedics and sports medicine. She was the first person to complete a residency specifically in equine diagnostic imaging, based at Colorado State University and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiologists (EDI) in 2022. She remained at CSU following her residency in the role of Senior Fellow in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Dr. Acutt’s clinical and research interests focus on comparative imaging in the equine athlete.

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Course Program

Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center


Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center
40 Frontage Road
Ringoes, NJ 8551


Phone: 609-397-0078





From New Jersey Coastal Area:

Take 195 West to 295 junction. Continue on 295 North to 95 South to Exit 4 (Route 31). Take Route 31 North to Route 202 North/Flemington. Stay straight under the overpass following signs for Ringoes. Go about 0.5 mile into the center of town. There will be a firehouse on the right. Make a hard left turn onto Route 179 South. Go 0.5 mile and just past the Amwell Rescue Squad building is Frontage Road. Make a right onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

From Northern New Jersey:

Take Route 80 or Route 78 to 287 South. Take the exit for Routes 202/206 Somerville. Continue on Route 202 South towards Flemington. Go halfway around Flemington traffic circle. Stay on Route 202/31 South towards Lambertville. You will pass an intersection with a Dunkin Donuts on the northbound side. Continue south through the next traffic light at Wertsville Road to the second exit for Ringoes (Route 179 North). Take the first left turn onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Southwest 


Take Route 95 North through Philadelphia to New Jersey. Immediately over the Delaware River take exit for Route 29 North towards Lambertville. Approximately 13 miles north, Route 29 will branch to the left at a traffic light (towards bridge to New Hope, Pennsylvania). Go straight through the traffic light and bear right up the hill. The road becomes Route 179 North. Go 5 miles and make a left onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Northwest 

(Easton, Allentown, Wind Gap area):

Take Route 78 East to New Jersey. Stay on Route 78 East to Route 31 South Flemington. Go halfway around the Flemington traffic circle. Stay on Route 202/31 South towards Lambertville. You will pass 

an intersection with a Dunkin Donuts on the northbound side. Continue south through the next traffic light at Wertsville Road to the second exit for Ringoes Route 179 North. Take the first left onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 0.8 of a mile down on the right.

Directions from Route 202 Pennsylvania:

Take Route 202 North over the Delaware River into New Jersey to the Mount Airy/Dilts Corner exit. Make a left off the exit and go underneath Route 202 overpass to an immediate right onto Frontage Road. The hospital is 1.8 miles down on the left.



International aiports

53 miles: Philadelphia International Airport - Philadelphia, PA

53 miles: Newark Liberty International Airport - Newark, NJ

71 miles: LaGuardia Airport - New York, NY

79 miles: John F. Kennedy International Airport - New York, NY

92 miles: Atlantic City International Airport - Atlantic City, NJ


Domestic airports

15 miles: Trenton-Mercer Airport - Trenton, NJ

41 miles: Morristown Municipal Airport - Morristown, NJ



Local Hotels


Ramada Flemington 

250 U.S. 202

Flemington, NJ 08822 

Tel: +1 908-782-7472



7.2 miles



6426 Lower York Rd. 

New Hope, PA. 18938 

Tel: +1 215-862-5221 



7.4 miles


Hampton Inn Flemington

14-B Royal Rd.

Flemington, NJ 08822

Tel: +1 908-284-9427



7.5 miles


Travel Inn and Suites Flemington 

482 Highway 202 North

Flemington, NJ 08822

Tel: +1 908 782-2883. 



 8.6  miles




“Compared to other CE courses I have attended, VetPD was highly practical and full of information that can be used on a daily basis. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and offered personalized guidance for each attendee during the wet labs. " 

Sarah Cates, Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital, WI, USA