June 17-19 • Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital • Lexington, KY • 7.5 HOURS OF CE


Join us for our first Focus on Imaging event in the heart of the bluegrass!

Featured Speakers

Katherine Garrett

Lexington, KY

Speaker Bio
Dr. Katie Garrett shareholder and director of diagnostic imaging at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, has been appointed 2022 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry and molecular biology in 1999. She then attended veterinary school at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, graduating with distinction in 2003. Dr. Garrett completed two internships (2003-2005) and an equine surgery residency (2008-2011) at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, achieving board certification in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2012. Her main area of interest is diagnostic imaging, with particular interests in musculoskeletal MRI and laryngeal imaging.

Stephen Reed

Lexington, KY

Speaker Bio
Dr. Reed earned his DVM at The Ohio State University, followed by a residency at Michigan State University. He started his academic teaching career at Washington State University from 1979-1983, and then returned to The Ohio State University where he spent 26 years as a professor and mentor in the Equine Medicine department. Dr. Reed is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is a noted author and editor of numerous scientific articles and textbooks. He has spoken at many state, national and international meetings. His primary research interests include Equine Neurologic Diseases. He is currently an Internal Medicine Specialist and shareholder of the Practice at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Emeritus Professor of The Ohio State University, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kentucky and is currently the Chairman of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Advisory Committee.

Sheri Miller

Lexington, KY

Speaker Bio

Sheri Miller is a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Rood & Riddle and a past-president of the AAEVT. She works alongside renowned vet and surgeon, Dr. Larry Bramlage, to evaluate horses and help them continue to perform at their highest level. With everything from advanced therapies, to the latest diagnostic equipment, to even plush and sunny paddocks, Miller and the entire Rood & Riddle team keep the health and happiness of their horses a constant priority.

Joni Watkins

Hearne, TX

Speaker Bio 
Joni attended Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas, graduating in 1978 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Following graduation, she joined Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the radiology section of the department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. After 5 years, she transferred to the department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery allowing her to combine her love for radiology with her passion for horses, where she spent the remainder of her professional career (26 years) teaching students the art of equine radiographic imaging and providing high quality radiographs of patients admitted to the large animal clinic of Texas A&M’s veterinary medical teaching hospital. In 2006, she joined Sound Technologies where her duties included lecturing and providing laboratory instruction in radiographic and ultrasonographic techniques. Since 2017, she has been employed by MinXray Inc. as a lecturer and laboratory instructor for radiation safety and imaging techniques as well as sales consultant. She has presented numerous lectures on radiographic imaging at the local, state, and national level.

Event Schedule

[Friday • June 17 ]

5:30P – 7:30P

Welcome Social with Exhibitors

Come mingle with other attendees, network, reconnect, and check out some of the latest offerings from our Tabletop Sponsors.
Guest speaker Dr. Paul Ransdell will give us a presentation on The Foundation for the Horse – their outreach & mission.

Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott

[Saturday • June 18 ]

7:30A – 5:00P

Wet Labs, Demonstrations & Lectures

The day begins with an overview lecture of imaging modalities that will be covered during the day and examples of cases that are appropriate for each. Participants will then break into small groups and rotate through hands-on labs and demos covering: ultrasound, computed tomography, nuclear scintigraphy and positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, sales survey radiographs, skull radiographs, chest and abdomen radiographs, neck and back radiographs, and in-depth hands-on labs covering the appendicular skeleton.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. The day will conclude with a Q&A session with all speakers.

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

[Sunday • June 19 ]

9:45 A – 12:45 P

Optional: Tour to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm

1.5 hour tour Old Friends.

Lectures & Labs

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Anna Beckett

Ultrasonography Review
Dan Dreyfuss, DVM, MA and David Rousseau, DVM

Dan Dreyfuss, DVM, MA – David Rousseau, DVM – Jamie Haigh, BS – TD Steward, MS, LVT

Seeing is Believing – An Overview of Imaging Modalities available in Equine Practice
Katherine Garrett DVM, DACVS

Survey Radiographs for Auction – An Efficient Method of Acquisition
Sarah Hargrove, DVM and David Alexander DVM

Computed Tomography
Brittany Jones

Radiography of the Back, Pelvis, Distal Hindlimb, Radiation Safety and Plate Placement Techniques for Difficult Radiographs
Sheri Miller LVT, VTS (EVN) and Amber Brandt LVT

The CT/Myelogram – Interesting Cases
Stephen Reed DVM, DACVIM

Radiography of the Shoulder, Elbow, Distal Forelimb
Joni Watkins RVT

Radiography of the Scull and Cervical Spine
Andrea Whittle, LVT, Megan Jenks, Jen Eccleston

Nuclear Scintigraphy and Positron Emission Tomography
Tony Woodson


Host Clinic:
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

2150 Georgetown Rd
Lexington, KY 40511

Host Hotel & Reception Location:
Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 231-5100

UPDATE: Hotel is fully booked.

Alternate Hotel Accommodations
Area hotels near the Host Clinic & Hotel

Complementary Shuttle: Complementary Shuttle to be provided on Saturday, June 18th, from the Griffin Gate Hotel to Rood & Riddle…and back again at the end of the day. Please select a “Shuttle Ticket” if you would like a ride on the bus!
For those of you not staying at the Griffin Gate, you are encouraged to still park at the Griffin Gate and take the Shuttle to the clinic, as Rood & Riddle has limited on-site parking.

Regional Airports:
Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX) – ~8 miles away
Louisville International Airport (SDF) – ~75 miles away
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) – ~75 miles away

Fun Fact: The Kentucky Horse Park is only about 10 minutes away from both our Host Clinic and Hotel!

Pricing & Discounts

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

AAEVT Member Rate


Registration Includes:
Welcome Reception on Friday
All meals on Saturday
All event supplies and equipment
Shuttle service between the Marriott and Rood & Riddle

and more…

Optional Sunday Tour:
Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm


Tour Includes:
1.5 hour group tour

  • Non-Member

  • $325
    • Registration Includes:
    • Benefit1
    • and much more…

  • Member

  • $ 250
    • Registration Includes:
    • Benefit1
    • and much more…

  • Students

  • $ 25
    • Registration Includes:
    • Benefit1
    • and much more…

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