July 28-29 • Belgrade, Montana • pending 8.5 RACE CE approval

Welcome to Big Sky Country!

Join us for our second AAEVT Regional Meeting of 2023!
Hosted by Hardaway Veterinary Hospital

Featured Speakers

Stacie Boswell

DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Associate Veterinarian, Large Animals – Hardaway Veterinary Hospital

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Stacie Boswell graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship at North Carolina State University. From there, she was a post-doctoral research associate in the Comparative Orthopedic Laboratory at Cornell University, and then completed a large animal surgery residency at the University of Tennessee. The intense specialty training in surgery and equine lameness evaluation and treatment culminated in qualifying for and passing a rigorous examination from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, thus earning Diplomat status as a Large Animal Surgeon.

She is driven to make horses’ lives better through both physical and mental well-being, and she has a strong interest in equine behavior. Working with patients in a low-stress way led Dr. Boswell to be a collaborative author for Equine Fear Free modules. Dr. Boswell is also the author of The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need: Care, Training, and Rehabilitation for Rescues, Purchases, and Adoptions. Published by Horse and Rider Books.

Diego Almeida

Lead Instructor – MSU Farrier Science Program

Speaker Bio:
Diego Almeida is an AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier and holds all three endorsements offered by the association (Educator, Forging and Therapeutic Endorsements). He is also an Associate with the Worshipful Company of Farrier in England.

Almeida is also an AFA Tester and Certification Instructor. He is also involved in farrier certifications across the United States and abroad. Almeida’s background with horses began growing up in Brazil, where he trained and competed in show jumping, dressage, and endurance from a young age. A graduate of Midwest Horseshoeing School, Diego was later recognized with the International Hoof Care Summit’s Rising Star Award in 2014. He is also a three-time recipient of the AFA’s J. Scott Simpson Outstanding Educator Award (2015, 2016, and 2019).

Diego’s commitment to the horse started at a young age, while he rode, trained, and competed horses in several disciplines. This background as a horseman, combined with his passion for the time-tested principles of farriery, a deep understanding of equine anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, and a lifelong love of learning make him a unique teacher who truly leads by example.

Event Schedule

[ Friday, July 28 • 6pm – 7pm ]

6:00 – 7:00P

Welcome Reception

Come and mingle…Network & Collaborate!

Presentation & Appetizers
Sponsored by Care Credit

C’Mon Inn Hotel & Suites
6139 East Valley Center Road
Bozeman, MT   59718

[ Saturday, July 29 • 7am – 5pm ]

Arrival & Registration

Hardaway Veterinary Clinic
5650 Jack Rabbit Lane
Belgrade, MT   59714

IV Catheter Placement

Lindsey Schoelen, LVMT, AAEVT Anesthesia Society Committee Chair/Instructor

Anesthesia: Standing & Recumbent

Lindsey Schoelen, LVMT, AAEVT Anesthesia Society Committee Chair/Instructor

Lunch Break

Fear Free Presentation

Dr. Stacie Boswell, Diplomate ACVS – Fear Free Certified

Farrier Presentation: Pull Shoes, Positioning & Conformation, Hoof Testing

Diego Almedia, CJF EE FE TE, AWCF

Radiographs: Cervical & Kissing Spine w/ Interactive Case Scenarios

Joni Watkins
Sponsored by MinXray

Wrap Up: Q & A, Discussions and Evaluations


Host Clinic:
Hardaway Veterinary Clinic
5650 Jack Rabbit Lane
Belgrade, MT   59714

Nearby Airport:

  • Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport [BNZ] – 4 miles away from host clinic


  • C’Mon Inn Hotel & Suites, 6139 East Valley Center Road, Bozeman, MT  406-587-3555
    ** Welcome Reception site
  • Holiday Inn Express, 309 West Madison Ave, Belgrade, MT   888-808-3420
  • La Quinta, 6445 Jack Rabbit Lane, Belgrade, MT   844-207-6558
  • Microtel Inn, 612 Nikles Dr, Bozeman, MT  406-586-3797

Fun Fact: Montana is MST Time Zone



Pricing & Discounts

Take advantage of AAEVT Member pricing below!

Online registration closes July 21st, spaces permitting.
Event limited to 35 attendees
  • Non-Member

  • $300
    • Registration Includes:
    • All meals and social events
      All supplies and equipment
      RACE approved CE hours
    • and much more…
    • Annual Membership is only $60 (to save $100!)

Best Price
  • AAEVT Member

  • $ 200
    • Registration Includes:
    • Priority registration
      All meals and social events
      All supplies and equipment
      RACE approved CE hours
    • and much more…

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