Opening DECEMBER 1, 2020 • 100+ HOURS of CE being offered

Reignite Your Why!

While the Annual Event that we all look forward to so much will NOT be in-person, we have teamed up with the AAEP to bring the Educational Sessions, Round Tables, Social Events and Labs VIRTUALLY this year!

Featured Speakers

Meg Green

DVM, Speaker, Coach & Trainer
Countryside Veterinary Services
Covington, GA

“How to Ignite your Impact, Influence and Income”
Sponsored by Merck

Dr. Meg Green is an award-winning veterinarian and business strategist. She has a diverse background and consistent record of accomplishments in both clinical practice, as well as, in the Animal Health Industry. Being an Equine Veterinarian, Dr. Green is used to working in a fast paced environment where there is high risk & high reward, and inconsistent execution can lead to catastrophic results if one is not properly prepared. The same challenges hold true in business: the dynamic change in the marketplace, the evolution of meeting both internal and external customer needs and expectations; and if you do not adapt quickly, it can put your business at risk.

Duncan Peters

East-West Equine Sports Medicine
Lexington, KY

“Emergencies in a Sport Horse Practice”
Sponsored by DECHRA

Dr. Peters is a leading authority on locomotor pathology, diagnosis, treatment, and managing sport horse health for optimum performance. He is a multi-discipline licensed Federation Equestrian Internationale (FEI) Veterinary Delegate and is FEI certified in dressage, eventing, jumping, driving, vaulting, and reining. He has held roles as Director of the Clinical Equine Sports Medicine Program and associate professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Director of the Sport Horse Division at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, and developing Pioneer Equine in Oakdale, CA. Dr. Peters enjoys assisting clients manage their sport horse programs, and he actively competes in hunter/jumper shows, fox hunts regularly and partakes in fly fishing when time is available.

Margo Macpherson

Chief of Service in Reproduction, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Gainesville, FL

“When is an Equine Pregnancy considered High Risk” 

Dr. Macpherson is a clinician scientist who has dedicated her professional career to combining both veterinary medicine and research. She received her DVM degree in 1990 from Michigan State University. She completed a residency and Master’s degree in Equine Theriogenology at Texas A&M University and became a Diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists in 1994. After her residency, Dr. Macpherson practiced at the University of Pennsylvania and central Kentucky. Dr. Macpherson is presently a Professor in the section of Reproduction at the University of Florida. She is interested in all aspects of equine reproduction, but has a special interest in problems affecting late pregnancy in the mare, most notably placentitis. Dr. Macpherson is also passionate about organized veterinary medicine and has served as President of the American College of Theriogenologists (2005), President of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (2018) and is currently serving as Alternate Delegate in the American Veterinary Medical Association on behalf of the AAEP.

Nicole Scherrer

University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center
Kennett Square, PA

“Traumatic Eye Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment”

Dr. Nikki Scherrer, currently serves as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Dr. Scherrer received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and graduated summa cum laude at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. She attended Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she earned a doctorate degree from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she started an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and following this she started a second rotating internship at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. This experience opened the door into an ophthalmology residency at New Bolton Center. She became a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2019.

Michelle Barton

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Athens, GA

“Equine Arrhythmias”
Dr. Barton is a 1985 graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. She completed a one year Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at North Carolina State University, followed by a four year combined Large Animal Internal Medicine Residency and PhD in Physiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Dr. Barton has remained at the University of Georgia and is the Fuller E. Callaway Endowed Chair, Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine and a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor. She is currently the Director of Clinical Academic Affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine at UGA. Dr. Barton has served the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine as the Specialty President for Large Animal Internal Medicine and as their Ombudsman.

Jane Marie Manfredi

Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, CVM@MSU
East Lansing, MI

“EMS, IR, ID, PPID, OST, TRH Stim: Sorting out the equine endocrine alphabet soup”
Sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products

Dr. Manfredi graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College (Prince Edward Island, Canada), and spent time in a private mixed large animal private practice and at two Chicago race tracks before completing a large animal surgical residency at the University of Minnesota. She completed a PhD at Michigan State in Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology investigating testing and breed differences in Equine Metabolic Syndrome. Now an Assistant Professor, her current research interest focuses on the intersection of endocrine disease and sports medicine and rehabilitation of the performance horse.

Sarah Reuss

Equine Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim
Duluth, GA

“Innovations in Equine Asthma”
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Reuss grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania riding hunters and jumpers. She received her BS in Animal Bioscience from Pennsylvania State University, followed by a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. After an internship at Equine Medical Center of Ocala, she next completed a residency at Texas A&M University, becoming a Board Certified Large Animal Internal Medicine specialist. Dr. Reuss then practiced general and specialty medicine at McKinlay and Peters Equine Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Pursuing her love of teaching, she joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Chief of the Large Animal Medicine Service. Dr. Reuss transitioned to industry in 2016, first with Merial who was then acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim. Throughout her career, Dr. Reuss has maintained active roles within AAEP, ACVIM, AVMA, and the Veterinary Leadership Institute. Her professional interests include gastrointestinal disease, neurology, endocrine disease, and infectious diseases of the horse and foal.

Chrissie Schneider

DVM, MS, DABVP (Equine Practice), cVMA
Equine Professional Services Veterinarian, Merck Animal Health
Columbus, OH

“Leveraging Your Skills to Benefit the Team”
Sponsored by Merck

Dr. Schneider obtained her DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 2009. She completed an internship at Wisconsin Equine Hospital then returned to Ohio State for an American Board of Veterinary Practitioners residency as part of OSU’s Equine Field Service. In 2013, she obtained her Master’s Degree of Veterinary Science from Ohio State and also became board certified in Equine Practice by the ABVP. Following completion of her residency she stayed on in the Equine Field Service at Ohio State as a clinical instructor for nearly a year. Dr. Schneider returned to private practice in 2014 as an associate at a multi-doctor, equine only ambulatory practice just east of Columbus, Ohio. During the 6 years she spent in private practice she was fortunate to work with fantastic and invaluable veterinary assistants and technicians who made her job as a veterinarian more efficient, safe and fun! Dr. Schneider joined Merck Animal Health as an Equine Professional Services Veterinarian in July of 2020. She is so excited for the opportunity to connect with equine veterinary technicians and assistants at the AAEVT this year!

Jeannie Jeffery

Vice President of U.S. Equine
Louisville, KY

“A Career Path Extraordinaire: An Incredible Journey in Equine Veterinary Medicine and What The Future Holds”
Sponsored by Zoetis

Jeannie has always had a lifelong passion for all animals, including horses.  At the age of 16, Jeannie started working for a small animal practice and continued throughout high school and college in various roles including Technician & Practice Manager.  She holds a BS in Biology from University of Kentucky and received her MBA from Bellarmine University.  After graduation, Jeannie began her career at Fort Dodge Animal Health and when Fort Dodge was acquired by Pfizer, Jeannie continued her career as an Equine Area Sales Manager.  Between her time with Fort Dodge and Pfizer, she spent a total of 13 years in various leadership positions.  In 2011, Jeannie was offered the opportunity to help grow and build an equine division at Henry Schein Animal Health as the National Director of Equine Sales and remained there the next 7 years.  In April 2018, Jeannie joined the Zoetis team as the Business Unit Head of US Equine and has been working hard to expand the reach of our equine team.  When Jeannie is not traveling for work, she enjoys spending her time supporting her alma mater through Women & Philanthropy as well as attending University of Kentucky football games, concerts, and visiting her nephew at Auburn University!

Event Schedule

The educational sessions, trade show and social events of the 2020 Virtual Convention & Trade Show all will be available to attendees using an online digital platform that you will access on your personal computer or mobile device.

Through both live and on-demand educational sessions, you’ll enjoy the convenience of viewing sessions at your own pace and on your own schedule.

Virtual Convention Schedule Overview

  • Beginning Tuesday, December 1: Access to On-Demand Sessions
  • Tuesday, December 1 – Friday, December 18: AAEP Live Table Topics via Zoom – 2 per day, Monday – Friday
  • Saturday, December 5 – Wednesday, December 9: Convention Prime Time, featuring sessions such as the Kester News Hour and the Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture. Trade Show hours for exhibitor chats and product demonstrations will take place during Prime Time.

Important Note:  All convention session recordings will be available on demand through June 30, 2021.
Check AAEP’s specific schedule for both live and on-demand sessions HERE

AAEVT’s Virtual “Chill & Chat”
Sunday, December 6th  5:00pm – 6:30pm EST
Join us for a Zoom Happy Hour to connect and network prior to the AAEP’s Opening Session & Kester News Hour (starting Live @ 7:00pm)
Our Membership Meeting and Social (with Raffle) will be postponed until we can meet in-person again in 2021 Nashville!!

The Foundation for the Horse’s Virtual Barn Party!
Thursday, December 10th 7:00 PM CT
You are invited to be a part of an exciting Facebook LIVE event where we will celebrate and put a spotlight on the essential care of horses and the providers who serve these amazing animals thanks to our host Zoetis!
The party will host live music performances, special guest appearances from music and equine industry celebrities, cowboy poets, opportunity to win prizes, and MORE!


Registration for the 2020 Virtual Convention & Trade Show will be made through AAEP and is
available to current individual AAEVT Members ONLY
Registration is open TODAY through December 30, 2020

2020 Convention Registration Rate: AAEVT Members $175.00

Before you register:

  • You will be required to create an account with AAEP’s event platform provider, Digitell.
  • During signup, you MUST use your current email on record with the AAEVT during online registration with AAEP. (We’ll be using this to confirm that your membership is current!)
    How do I find my AAEVT email? Upon logging into the AAEVT website, you will land on your Profile Page. Under “Information & Settings,” your Edit Bio link will contain your current email on file with us.
    Can I change my AAEVT email? You will need to notify us if you would like to make a change to this email address. Please email Deb Reeder with any changes so that we may sync the registration access.
  • If you are not a member of the AAEVT or your membership has expired, you will need to join or renew before being able to register for the 2020 Virtual Convention & Trade Show.
  • Student members are invited to register for this event at the same discounted rate posted above.
  • NEW: We do NOT have a non-member rate this year nor do event registrations apply to Clinic memberships.

Registration includes both live and on-demand educational session viewing along with supplemental resources such as online Table Topics, Proceedings papers, chat lobbies, and social activities. More than 100 hours of RACE-approved CE credits are offered, and all sessions can be accessed on demand by convention registrants until June 30, 2021.

Registration will be open through Dec. 30, 2020.

Please note: If you have any questions about this event or the registration process, please contact: Deborah Reeder at (214) 505-1548 or dbreeder@gmail.com

Continuing Education Credits

For those of you who need RACE approved CE, each of the sessions at the virtual convention – both live and on-demand – provide CE credit.  All CE hours are RACE approved and attendees will earn CE for each individual session they attend, upon passing a post-lecture quiz with a score of at least 70%.

  1. After watching the presentation videos (live or on-demand sessions), navigate to the “Evaluations & Exams” section of the main convention dashboard and select “Take Evaluation” for your course. You will be presented with five (5) Post-Session Evaluation questions and then five (5) Post-Session Exam questions.
  2. Complete the questions & exam and select “Submit.” {Note: You may re-take the exam if you don’t pass it the first time.}
  3. Upon passing, you’ll be returned to the course listing where you’ll see a “print certificate” option. Note that you can either print the certificate or save it to your computer. Certificates are in .pdf format — you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. You can download Reader here.
  4. You will also be able to find your certificate at any time on your main account page (upper right-hand corner) on the Digitell platform. Once you’re logged in and on your account page, look for the “CE Certificates” option on the left-hand menu bar.

Attendees will be able to “attend” sessions at their own convenience and earn CE of their own choosing until June 30, 2021.

Pricing & Discounts

This is an AAEVT Members ONLY event.
Space is limited, so register Today!

  • AAEVT Anesthesia Society Member

  • $325
    • Registration Includes:
    • Priority registration
      All meals and social events
      All supplies and equipment
      15 RACE approved CE hours
    • and much more…

Best price
  • Member

  • $ 325
    • Registration Includes:
    • All meals and social events
      All supplies and equipment
      15 RACE approved CE hours
    • and much more…

  • Students

  • $ 325
    • Registration Includes:
    • (No Student discount for this event)
      All meals and social events
      All supplies and equipment
      15 RACE approved CE hours
    • and much more…

Thank you to our amazing Sponsors
for helping us make this Event possible!

Platinum Sponsor:

Speaker Sponsors: