September 9-10, 2022 • Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics • Salinas, CA • 8 HOURS OF CE


We’re heading back to the West Coast and hope you can join us for a full day of lectures & hands-on labs, including: Postpartum mares & foals, Endoscopy, PRP, Ultrasound, PPE Radiographs, Bloodwork, Client Communications and MORE!

Featured Speakers

Nick Carlson

Director of Surgery

Graduating from UC Davis in 2007, Dr. Carlson interned at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic before heading into private practice. He completed his Board certification in Veterinary Surgery in 2015. His professional interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, with specific interests in advanced equine dentistry and diseases of the skull and upper airways. Dr. Carlson is an equity partner at Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics.

Sarah DeSante


Dr. DeSante, originally from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010 and relocated to California to pursue an internship at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic. Once finished, she completed an American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) (Equine) residency through the clinic and has since stayed on as an associate. She has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging and has completed numerous courses in musculoskeletal ultrasonography. She also has a passion for reproduction, ophthalmology, and preventative medicine.

Kayla Dykstra


Dr. Dykstra was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Neuro-psychology from the University of Victoria before returning to complete her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary. Her professional interests include equine sports medicine and rehabilitation, acupuncture and equine reproduction — her favorite time of year is foaling season!

Alexandra Eastman

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Eastman grew up in Hollywood, CA and spent weekends and summers in the Sierra Foothills on her family cattle ranch. She met her husband Dr. Tim Eastman in veterinary school – UC Davis (1997); they were married in 1998; and today are co-owners of Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics and Steinbeck Country Small Animal Clinic. In addition to seeing patients and running three busy practices, Dr. Eastman serves on the boards of several organizations.

Lindsey Feliz

Senior Pheresing Technician

Lindsey was born and raised on the Central Coast. She has a strong passion for horses and has been riding horses since she was very young. Lindsey started with the company from 2005-2007 as a pheresing technician. After a leave to begin her family, Lindsey returned to work with Plasvacc in 2013 as a pheresing technician and has since worked her way up to the Senior Technician position. Lindsey also oversees Plasvacc’s donor program and the care of the donor herd.

Shay Magditch


Shay Magditch has been working in the veterinary field since 2002. She spent time as an equine emergency & critical care nurse at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University while earning a bachelor’s degree in biology and biomedical sciences. Most of her career has been spent at Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics where she continues to love the challenges and rewards of working in the referral hospital setting. She embraces the interplay between her careers: RVT, CertifiedPersonalTrainer and Health & Wellness Coach.

Laramie Winfield

Director of Internal Medicine

Board certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dr. Winfield’s professional interests are equine internal medicine, emergency and critical care, neonatology, acupuncture, sports medicine, and ophthalmology. She is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and is also a Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner, having completed her training at the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute in Reddick, Florida. Dr. Winfield is an equity partner at Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics.

Event Schedule

[ September 9 • 6pm-7pm ]

6:00P – 7:00P

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Avanti Equine Veterinary Partners

Hampton Inn
, CA

[ September 10 • 7am-5pm ]

7:15A – 8:00A

Registration & Breakfast

Sponsored by CareCredit

Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinic
, CA

8:00A – 9:00A

The Technician Role in AR and Client Communications

Presented by CareCredit

9:00A – 9:30A

Plasma, Donor Mares, What You Need to Know

Lindsey Feliz, Sr. Technician
Sponsored by EquiPlas

9:30A – 10:30A

Examination of the Newborn Foal and Postpartum Mare

Laramie Winfield, DVM, DACVIM

10:30A – 12:00P

Understanding the Application and Care of Endoscopic Equipment in Horses:
Lecture & Lab

Nick Carlson, DVM, DACVS
Sponsored by BIAH

12:00P – 12:30P

PRP – The Technician Role

Hadley Whiting, DVM
Sponsored by Dechra

12:30P – 1:30P


Sponsored by Dechra, Zoetis, Butterfly iQ+ Vet & Aurora Pharmaceutical

1:30P – 2:30P

FLASH Colic Ultrasound

Sarah DeSante, DVM, DABVP

2:30P – 4:00P

PPE Radiographs / Bandaging Labs

Kayla Dykstra, DVM & Alexandra Eastman DVM, MS

4:00P – 5:00P

Bloodwork Basics: A Review of the Equine CBC and Biochemistry Panels

Shay Magditch, RVT, BS


Q&A Wrap-up


Host Clinic:
Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics
15881 Toro Hills Ave
Salinas, CA  93908

Welcome Reception:
Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas

523 Work Street
Salinas, CA 93901

Hotel options:
Comfort Inn Monterey Peninsula Airport
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Salinas
Hampton Inn & Suites Salinas

Nearby Airports:
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY)  ~15 minutes from Steinbeck Equine
San Jose International Airport (SJC)  ~1 hour away
San Francisco International Airport (SFO). ~1 hour 45 minutes away

Restaurants in the area: Google map of restaurants

Area Attractions:
Monterey Bay Aquarium  ~45 minutes away
Beach  ~30 minutes away
Carmel  ~40 minutes away
Big Sur  ~45 minutes away

Pricing & Discounts

Space is limited, so register Today!

Online registration closes Sept. 3rd, spaces permitting.
Best Price
  • AAEVT Member

  • $250
    • Registration Includes:
    • Priority registration
      All meals and social events
      All supplies and equipment
      8 RACE approved CE hours
    • and much more…

  • AAEVT Student Member

  • $100
    • Must be currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited school of Veterinary Technology
      Priority registration
      All meals, social events, supplies and equipment
      8 RACE approved CE hours
    • and much more…

  • Non-member

  • $550
    • Registration Includes:
    • All meals and social events
      All supplies and equipment
      8 RACE approved CE hours
    • and much more…

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