|Date:||Fri 25th Jun 2021 - Sat 26th Jun 2021|
|Venue:||Air Force Museum, Christchurch (Lectures); Canterbury Equine Clinic, Christchurch (Wetlabs) (Christchurch International Airport)|
|Early Booking Deadline:||Sunday 16th May 2021|
|Registration Deadline:||Friday 28th May 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.
Equine practitioners working with sports horses are under considerable pressure to keep the horses under their care competing at the highest level at all times. Furthermore, evaluating poorly performing competition horses can be a daunting task because the clinical signs caused by different conditions may be very similar, leaving vets wondering where to start their investigation.
As part of the lecture stream of the NZVA Conference, the world-renowned speakers will provide a broad overview on the most important topics in sports horse medicine, orthopaedics and rehabilitation and will cover the following subjects through highly-illustrated and interactive presentations and by sharing many practical tips and tricks with the attendees:
On the wetlab day, 7 hours of practical sessions will allow attendees to further their practical skills on live horses in small groups (2-4 vets per ultrasound). Each attendee will rotate through the following practical sessions supervised by the specialists:
The course fee includes lunch, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Early course registration via the NZVA website is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.
European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine
Emmanuelle van Erck graduated in 1996 from the French Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort. She trained in sports medicine at the University of Liège (Belgium) where she obtained her PhD on respiratory function testing in horses. She developped the equine sports medicine unit and consulted as senior clinician in the CIRALE in Normandy (France). In January 2010, she started her own ambulatory referral practice, the ‘Equine Sports Medicine Practice’, based in Belgium. Her practice offers specialized service in equine internal and sports medicine throughout Europe, following national teams and international riders.
Emmanuelle van Erck authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and regularly lectures at international conferences. She is a member of the FEI expert committee on prohibited substances and doping.
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With a background of residency training in equine sports medicine and lameness in the USA, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Equine Specialty; Alec joined Waikato Equine Veterinary Centre (A division of Hamilton Veterinary Services) in 2005. Since then he has had principle responsibility for Sales horses within the practice. With an emphasis on quality, consistency and integrity; few veterinarians in Australasia would annually take, review and report on, as many weanling and yearling radiographs as Alec.Full details
NZ Registered Specialist Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
After graduating from Massey University in 2008, Kylie completed a 12 month internship at Agnes Banks Equine Clinic in Sydney, followed by 4 years as a stud vet in the Hunter Valley, working at Scone Equine Hospital. During this time she passed her examinations for Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (in Equine Medicine). Kylie then moved to the University of Sydney where she completed a three year residency in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and more recently also passed her American Board Exams.
Kylie joined Cambridge Equine Hospital in 2019, where she has enjoyed sharing her broad experience.Full details
AnimalFisio is owned and operated by Kirsten Gollan. Kirsten grew up in Guernsey in the UK. A keen interest in animals and sports led her to complete a degree Veterinary Physiotherapy.
Kirsten gained a degree in Physiotherapy before going on to specialise in Animal Physiotherapy. She completed a Masters degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College, London. Since that time, she has been working as an animal physiotherapist in the UK and New Zealand.Full details
American Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery
Gareth has ridden horses since childhood. Before vet school he worked in Newmarket, England, breaking yearling thoroughbreds; he was an apprentice to Henry Cecil and rode as an amateur throughout vet school.
He graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 1995, worked for a short while in mixed practice before beginning an internship at Glasgow University Veterinary School. In 1997 he started a residency in Equine Surgery at the University of California Davis VTH, and passed the equine surgery board examination with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001. He then headed to Canada and worked in an equine referral clinic in Alberta for 7 years.
After that, he returned to Europe and worked as an equine surgeon in the University in Madrid, Spain where he stayed for 5 years. During this time, he also worked as team vet to the Spanish 3-day event team. After a two-year stint in Germany he moved to New Zealand and began working at Massey University as a senior lecturer in equine surgery. Here he carried out research on the development of the upper airway in Standardbred racehorses, lectured on equine surgery and worked as a surgeon in the referral clinic until he decided to return to private practice.
Gareth is interested in all areas of surgery and lameness/performance problems. He is a part owner of a thoroughbred racehorse and has a yearling filly which will hopefully win several group 1 races.
Air Force Museum
Christchurch International Airport (8km)
Canterbury Equine Clinic
499 Springs Road, Prebbleton, Christchurch
Website for NZVA event information: https://www.nzva.org.nz/2021conference or (specifically for VetPD lectures and wetlabs): https://www.nzva.org.nz/2021conference/june-conference/workshop
Contact at NZVA:
Shannon Leader (Events Manager)
Phone +64 4 495 1145
Craythornes Halswell Hotel****
344 Halswell Road, 8045 Christchurch
Tel: 64 3-322 7132
|4.1 Km from Museum
5.6 Km from Clinic
|Prices from NZD $110|
Quality Suites Amore****
168 Riccarton Road Riccarton
Tel: 0800 555 067
4.2 Km from Museum
|Prices from NZD $106|
Best Western Alpine Hotel****
8 Yaldhurst Road Upper Riccarton
Tel: +64 3-281 8703
|5.3 Km from Museum
7 Km from Clinic
Prices from NZD $116
Racecourse Hotel and Motor Lodge***
118 Racecourse Road 8042 Christchurch
Tel: +64 3 342 7150
|6.5 Km from Museum
6.2 Km from Clinic
Prices from NZD $135
“Great overview of sports medicine, good update on the new diagnostic techniques.”
Camille de Pasquale - Sports Horse Medicine & Orthopaedics course, Finland
“The course was an intense overview from three perspectives on material that overlapped beautifully. The skills will help me in daily practice as well as lead me to new information.”
Erin Trawick, Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, Connecticut, USA - Orthopedic and Respiratory Poor Performance & Rehabilitation of the Sports Horse course
“Good practical, real-world information that could not be obtained in other ways.”
Charmian Wright, Mountain Horse Medical Services, Utah, USA - Advances in Equine Orthopedic Therapies course