August 16-18  Hagyard Equine Medical Institute • Lexington, KY


Join us for what is sure to be a PACKED weekend of AMAZING lectures & wet labs, CE dinners, and local farm tours, including: Hyperbaric chamber demo, Ambulances & slings, Neonates, Microbiology labs, and our first ever Placenta Party!

Featured Speakers

Nathan M. Slovis

Lexington, KY

Speaker Bio
Dr. Nathan Slovis is the Director of the McGee Center and a Member of the Practice. He is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Science from Radford University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, interned at Arizona Equine Center and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Slovis has published over 50 manuscripts in both national and international peer reviewed veterinary journals. He is a frequent speaker at many national and international veterinary conferences. He is the Editor of both the Atlas of Equine Endoscopy and The Atlas of Diseases/Disorders of the Foal both distributed by Elsevier. He has also authored numerous book chapters related to Equine Neonatology, Equine Neurology, Hyperbaric medicine, and infectious diseases. He implemented the current Infectious Disease and Equine Emergency Response Programs at Hagyard and holds the position of Infectious Disease Officer and Equine Emergency Response Co-Director. He is also a Certified Hyperbaric Technologist and a Member of the Veterinary Infectious Disease Society.

Karen E. Wolfsdorf

Lexington, KY

Speaker Bio
Dr. Karen Wolfsdorf attended veterinary school at the University of Florida and graduated in 1992. After completion of her DVM, she began an equine field service internship at North Carolina State University. In 1995, Dr. Wolfsdorf completed a residency in Theriogenology at the University of Florida and became board certified in Theriogenology. Before coming to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, she spent time working in Australia with Dr. Pascoe at Oakey Veterinary Hospital. In 1996, Dr. Wolfsdorf joined Hagyard as an Associate and in 2002 she became one of the first two woman Members of the Practice. Dr. Wolfsdorf’s main area of interest is infertility in the mare and problems during pregnancy. She spends her time working as a field veterinarian and as a specialist at the McGee Fertility Center. She has authored many chapters on equine reproduction as well as lectured worldwide and published research regarding progesterone, retained endometrial cups and equine twin reduction with cranio-cervical dislocation. Dr. Wolfsdorf and her husband are involved as owners and breeders in the Thoroughbred industry and have two daughters who ride pony hunters.

Lynne Hewlett

Lexington, KY

Speaker Bio
Lynne has been an equine veterinary technician for over 33 years in a clinical setting with a focus on Neonatal Intensive Care. She is currently the Technician Coordinator in the Medicine Department as well as the Hyperbaric safety director. She is a charter member of the AAEVT , lives in Georgetown, KY with her husband Mark, and has 3 children, Teal, Natalie and Zachary and was the 2017 AAEVT Member of the Year.

Jeremy Shaba

Lexington, KY

Speaker Bio
Dr. Shaba graduated from The Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 2015. Following graduation, he completed a one-year field care internship at Hagyard, then traveled to the southern hemisphere to work the breeding season in Matamata, New Zealand, and finally returned to Hagyard Equine as a field care associate. Dr. Shaba enjoys all aspects of equine primary care but has a special interest in reproduction, ophthalmology, and lower airway disease. In his free time, he enjoys running and long walks with his dog, Charlie.

Event Schedule

[ August 16 • 2pm-7:30pm ]

2:00P – 5:00P

Horse Farm Tour

Tour of Keenland, Old Friends, and several Breeding Farms
(Extra $20 ticket required for this Tour)

Bus will depart from the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

5:30P – 7:30P

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Patterson Veterinary

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

[ August 17 • 7:30am-8pm ]

7:30A – 8:15A

Registration & Breakfast

Sponsored by PlusVital
Breakfast will be served during registration, followed by PlusVital presentation

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

8:30A – 9:30A

Hyperbaric Chamber Presentation & Demonstration

Speaker: Dr. Nathan Slovis

9:30A – 10:30A

Safety Protocols for the Down/Neuro Horse in Trailer & Sling Placement

Speaker: Kayla Scolman, HEMI Ambulance Team Coordinator

10:30A – 11:00A

Stocking the Ambulatory Truck

Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Shaba

11:00A – 12:30P

Placenta Party! Hand-on examination & lecture

Speaker: Dr. Karen Wolfsdorf

12:30P – 1:30P


Sponsored by DECHRA, PractiVet and PiaVita
Product demonstrations during lunch

1:45P – 5:00P

Afternoon lectures & labs in small Groups

1:45P – 3:15P  Group A: Microbiology Lab / Group B: Neonatal Foal Admission & Nursing Care

3:30P – 5:00P Group A: Neonatal Foal Admission & Nursing Care / Group B: Microbiology Lab

6:00P – 8:00P

Reception & CE Dinner

Sponsored by ZOETIS
8:00P Raffle & Silent Auction

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

[ August 18 • 9am-12pm ]

9:00A – 9:30A

Farm & Facility Tour

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program at Mereworth Farm

9:30A – 12:00P

Workshop & Handling Clinic: How well do YOU know the Horse?

Speaker: Dr. Matt Kruetzer
Sponsored by ZOETIS


Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
4250 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40511

Host Hotel
Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington KY 40511

Book by August 2nd to receive a
* special AAEVT room rate $121.00

Sunday Workshop
New Vocations @ Mereworth Farm
719 Dolan Lane, Lexington KY 40511

Nearby Hotels

Clarion Hotel Conference Center – North •5.5 miles from host clinic (~9 min) • ~$160/night

Courtyard by Marriott Lexington North • 7 miles from host clinic (~11 min) • ~$160/night

Pricing & Discounts

Take advantage of AAEVT Member pricing below
by joining or renewing today!

  • Non-Member

  • $550
    • Registration Includes:
    • Friday Welcome Reception
      Full-day lectures and labs on Saturday
      Complimentary CE dinner Saturday evening with Scholarship Raffle
      Sunday workshop
    • and much more…

Best Price
  • Member

  • $ 300
    • Registration Includes:
    • Friday Welcome Reception
      Full-day lectures and labs on Saturday
      Complimentary CE dinner Saturday evening with Scholarship Raffle
      Sunday workshop
    • and much more…

  • Student Member

  • $ 150
    • Registration Includes:
    • Friday Welcome Reception
      Full-day lectures and labs on Saturday
      Complimentary CE dinner Saturday evening with Scholarship Raffle
      Sunday workshop
    • and much more…

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