February 10 & 11 • Ocala Equine Hospital • Ocala, FL • RACE approved 9.5 hr


Join us for our first AAEVT Anesthesia Society event of 2023!


Featured Speakers


Lauren Kinsey, BS

Anesthesia Technician, Ocala Equine
Ocala, FL

Speaker Bio
Graduate of Berry College while concurrently working for the Gunby Equine Center, Lauren developed a variety of skills in accurate record keeping, aiding in inventory control, daily management and operations, veterinary assistance, and visitor relations. She has seventeen years of progressively more extensive equine care experience, from personal and farm management involvement to Veterinary assistance, and responsibility. Lauren is currently at Ocala Equine developing skills in anesthesiology, surgical assistance and recovery.


Travis Otremba, LVT, RVT

Surgery & Anesthesia Technician, Ocala Equine
Ocala, FL

Speaker Bio
Born and raised in Michigan, Travis graduated from Baker College, Jackson and obtained his credentials as an LVT. Travis worked for eight years as a small animal technician in general practice, as well as a short time in surgical oncology, in his home state. Following his passion for horses, Travis made the move to Ocala, FL to work for Ocala Equine Hospital in 2014. With a focus solely on anesthesia, he completed a four month mentorship with Dr. Eric Abrahamsen, DACVAA. Since then, he has been credentialed in Florida as a CVT. Travis’ professional passions include pharmacology, airway surgeries and orthopedics; standing orthopedic surgeries.
Travis is an AAEVT Anesthesia Society Committee member and current President-Elect of the AAEVT.


Emily Pulliam, DVM

DVM, Ocala Equine
Ocala, FL

Speaker Bio
Dr. Pulliam is originally from Anchorage, AK and was raised in Sarasota, FL. She earned her bachelor’s degrees at the University of South Florida in 2011 and a Master of Science at the University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences in 2016. Dr. Pulliam graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2021 and began her internship at Ocala Equine Hospital shortly thereafter. A few of her professional interests include equine reproduction and breeding management, neonatal medicine & foal care, and soft tissue surgery.

Lindsey Schoelen, LVMT

Anesthesia Technician, Equine Surgical Center at Thorsport Farm
Nashville, TN

Speaker Bio
Lindsey has resided in Middle Tennessee for over 30 years but is actually an Oklahoma native. She has spent many years in varying aspects of the equine industry including training, showing, teaching, and reproduction. The last 15 years she has spent in veterinary medicine as a licensed technician for with a focus on surgery and anesthesia, as well as, medicine and triage. Lindsey is currently assisting with the creation & launch of the Equine Surgical Center at Thorsport Farm.
Lindsey is the current Chair of our AAEVT Anesthesia Society and a former President of the AAEVT.

Event Schedule

[Friday • February 10 • 5:30pm – 7:00pm ]

4:30P – 6:30P

Welcome Reception

Come and mingle…Network & Collaborate!
Sponsored by Care Credit

Hilton Ocala
3600 S.W. 36th Ave
Ocala, FL  34474

[Saturday • February 11 • 7:00am – 4:30pm ]

7:00A – 7:30A

Arrival, Registration, Breakfast

Sponsored by Zoetis

Ocala Equine Hospital

7:30A – 8:00A

Stablelab® Lecture

Courtney VanDerbeck
Sponsored by Zoetis

8:00A – 10:30A

Anesthesia Lectures:

Practical Sedation and Anesthesia for Ambulatory Technicians – Dr. Emily Pulliam

Anesthesia Machine Maintenance and Troubleshooting for the Equine Veterinary Anesthetist – Lauren Kinsey, BS

Field Anesthesia Prep for the Equine Technician – Travis Otremba, LVT/RVT & Lindsey Schoelen, LVMT

10:30A – 12:00P

Wet Labs:

Field Anesthesia: Down Castration – Travis Otremba, LVT/RVT

Field Anesthesia: Standing Castration – Travis Otremba, LVT/RVT

Supplies sponsored in part by Patterson Veterinary Supply

12:00P – 1:00P


Lunch Presentation: Anesthesia and Fluid Therapy
Dr. Greg Schmid
Sponsored by Dechra

1:00P – 2:30P

Wet Labs in Groups I:

Group A:
Anesthesia Machine/Ventilator: Maintenance & Trouble Shooting – Lauren Kinsey, BS

Group B:
Cadaver Heads: A-Lines, Jugular Veins vs Arterial & Dissection – Lindsey Schoelen, LVMT & Travis Otremba, LVT/RVT

2:30P – 4:00P

Wet Labs in Groups II:

Group A:
Cadaver Heads: A-Lines, Jugular Veins vs Arterial & Dissection – Lindsey Schoelen, LVMT & Travis Otremba, LVT/RVT

Group B:
Anesthesia Machine/Ventilator: Maintenance & Trouble Shooting – Lauren Kinsey, BS

4:00P – 4:30P



Ocala Equine Hospital
10855 N U.S. Hwy 27
Ocala, FL 34482

Nearby Hotels:
Candle Wood Suites (~10 mi from clinic)
Howard Johnson (~8 mi from clinic)
Comfort Suites Ocala North (~8 mi from clinic)
Hilton Ocala (~12 mi from clinic)

Nearby Restaurants:
Las Michaeladas
Roma Italian Restaurant
Tokyo Sushi

Pricing & Discounts

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

Best Deal
  • AAEVT Anesthesia Society Member

  • $375
    • Registration Includes:
    • Priority registration
      All meals and social events
      All supplies and equipment
      and more…

  • Member

  • $ 375
    • Registration Includes:
    • All meals and social events
      All supplies and equipment
      and more…
      (No Student discount for this event)

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