We hope you will join us in Saratoga this September!
AAEVT is offering Friday Lectures & Saturday Labs, in conjunction with NAEP’s Annual Symposium.

Featured Lectures

Hosting a world-class Speaker line-up, this Virtual Lecture Series
will cover wide-ranging topics within:
Internal Medicine & Reproduction

Featured Lectures

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Featured Speakers

Elizabeth Elzer

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
Saratoga Springs, NY

Dr. Elizabeth Elzer is originally from Virginia, where she spent ten years working as a farrier before she started veterinary school. She attended the University of Mary Washington for her undergraduate work, and the University of Pennsylvania for her veterinary degree. She completed an internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, followed by a second internship at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center before returning to Rood & Riddle in Lexington for a three year surgical residency. She now brings her surgical expertise to the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga.

Sarah Reuss

Equine Professional Services Veterinarian
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Dr. Reuss grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania riding hunters and jumpers. She received her BS in Animal Bioscience from Pennsylvania State University, followed by a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. After an internship at Equine Medical Center of Ocala, she next completed a residency at Texas A&M University, becoming a Board Certified Large Animal Internal Medicine specialist. Dr. Reuss then practiced general and specialty medicine at McKinlay and Peters Equine Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Pursuing her love of teaching, she joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Chief of the Large Animal Medicine Service. Dr. Reuss transitioned to industry in 2016, first with Merial who was then acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Mark Baus

Grand Prix Equine
greater New York (City) area

“Using Technology to Streamline the Equine Practice”
Sponsored by Patterson Veterinary

Dr. Baus founded Grand Prix Equine based on the principle of using technology to enhance practice efficiency and client services. With four veterinarians each working out of different locations, it is critical that systems are in place so that information can be processed remotely and shared easily. Dr. Baus co-edited the book, Veterinary Clinics of North America; Equine Ambulatory Practice and authored the chapter on Technology in Equine Practice.

Julie Settlage

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Roanoke, Virginia

“Using Boundaries to Feed Your Why”
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Settlage graduated from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and continued her education with an equine surgical internship and residency.  She developed a love for running, the great outdoors, and a commitment to family.  Dr. Settlage values her alma mater’s motto: Ut Prosim (That I may serve).  She gave Virginia Tech 12 years of service before joining Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health in the spring of 2020.

Garnetta Santiago

Manager, Academic and Professional Affairs at Zoetis Inc.
Parsippany, NJ

“Chasing Serenity: Work-Life Balance On Your Terms”

Sponsored by Zoetis

Prior to joining Zoetis, Garnetta was the Veterinary Technician Strategy Lead for Hill’s Pet Nutrition for nine years, an adjunct faculty member in the veterinary technology program at SUNY Ulster. A 2003 graduate of the veterinary technology program at SUNY Delhi, Garnetta has worked as an LVT in small and mixed-animal practice and shelter medicine. She has special interests in feline medicine, forensic medicine, veterinary wellness and diversity, and women’s leadership in veterinary medicine.  She was elected President of the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians in June 2017.

James D. Conway

Dechra Veterinary Products
Decatur, TX

“Navicular Syndrome”
Sponsored by DECHRA

Prior to his role with Dechra Dr. Conway served as an associate veterinarian at a large regional referral lameness and rehab facility in North Texas. Additionally, Dr. Conway was a part time veterinary field consultant with Bimeda Pharmaceuticals and Arthrodynamics Technologies from 2013-2017. Dr. Conway has been invited to speak at both the ACVS and AAEP national conferences over the years and his publications over the equine stifle ethesis and medial condylar fractures can be found in the Equine Veterinary Journal.

Adrian C. Lock

Alpharetta, GA

“Shockwave Therapy & Anatomy” Copresenter
Sponsored by PulseVet

Originally from London, England, Mr. Lock spent 8 years as a nuclear engineer and submarine driver before entering the world of medical device and biotechnology sales and marketing. As Vice-President of Sales and Marketing with Sanuwave, Adrian devoted his energy and resources to the development and commercialization of shock wave technology. It was here that he began working in veterinary medicine, allowing him to combine his training and background with his lifelong passion for animals. In 2009 he participated in the split of the veterinary division from Sanuwave to form PulseVet, and has been the company’s CEO since 2013.

Liz Rigby

Territory Manager & Social Media Coordinator
Alpharetta, GA

“Shockwave Therapy & Anatomy” Copresenter
Sponsored by PulseVet

An avid horse-lover for the majority of her life, Liz attended the University of Kentucky (UK) where she graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science, a specialty in Equine Sciences, and was a four-year member of the college’s Equestrian Team, she interned at the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center, and also interned at Patterson Veterinary Supply’s distribution center. In 2013, Liz started her career in the animal health industry as a sales representative for a veterinary pharmaceutical company and then joined the PulseVet team in 2015. She now resides in Charlotte, NC and, in her spare time, can be found at the barn, chasing around her Boston Terrier puppy Mabel, or avidly cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats during football and (mostly) basketball season.

Elaine Claffey

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists
Elmont, NY

“Bandaging Wet Lab”

Dr. Claffey is an equine surgeon at Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists, CRES, located on Long Island in Elmont, New York. She attended veterinary school at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and went on to a surgical residency at Cornell University, staying as a clinical instructor in the Large Animal Surgery department before moving to Long Island to join the team at CRES. She enjoys working with all varieties of race and sport horses and grew up competing in three day eventing on mostly off the track Thoroughbreds.

Jane Marie Manfredi

Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, CVM@MSU
East Lansing, MI

“EMS, IR, ID, PPID, OST, TRH Stim: Sorting out the equine endocrine alphabet soup”
Sponsored by Kentucky Performance Products

Dr. Manfredi graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College (Prince Edward Island, Canada), and spent time in a private mixed large animal private practice and at two Chicago race tracks before completing a large animal surgical residency at the University of Minnesota. She completed a PhD at Michigan State in Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology investigating testing and breed differences in Equine Metabolic Syndrome. Now an Assistant Professor, her current research interest focuses on the intersection of endocrine disease and sports medicine and rehabilitation of the performance horse.

Earl Gaughan

D.V.M., Dipl. ACVS
Merck Animal Health
Sedalia, Colorado

“Wellness and YOU”
Sponsored by Merck

Dr. Earl Gaughan worked in equine veterinary medicine in both private practice and the classroom before joining the Merck Animal Health team as an equine professional services veterinarian in 2013. Dr. Gaughan received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia, and he completed his equine surgery residency at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University. He was in private equine and mixed practice for 5 years in Vermont and Maryland before entering his surgical training and then served in equine faculty positions at the veterinary schools at Kansas State, Auburn and Virginia Tech.  He also was a clinical equine surgeon at Littleton Equine Medical Center in Colorado.

Jennifer Quamman

Veterinary Resident, Coach, Blogger
Walton, KY

Sponsored by TeleVet

Dr. Jennifer Quammen has been a leader in veterinary telemedicine for years and is the Chief Veterinary Officer at TeleVet. She was part of the American Veterinary Medical Association Practice Advisory Panel, the volunteer leadership group who created the initial AVMA Telemedicine Policy. Dr. Quammen utilizes TeleVet platform to communicate with clients about patient needs on a regular basis. Dr. Quammen is the Immediate Past President of the Kentucky VMA, previous member of the AVMA Future Leaders Program, and Secretary of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics. She is also a previous Member and Chairwoman of the AVMA Council on Veterinary Service.
Outside of organized medicine, Dr. Quammen practices small animal surgery and
medicine and is the owner and Co Founder of Veterinarian Coaching.

Meg Green

DVM, Speaker, Coach & Trainer
Countryside Veterinary Services
Covington, GA

“Everyone Communicates – Few Connect”
“Pivotal Leadership”

Sponsored by Patterson Veterinary

Dr. Meg Green is an award-winning veterinarian and business strategist. She has a diverse background and consistent record of accomplishments in both clinical practice, as well as, in the Animal Health Industry. Being an Equine Veterinarian, Dr. Green is used to working in a fast paced environment where there is high risk & high reward, and inconsistent execution can lead to catastrophic results if one is not properly prepared. The same challenges hold true in business: the dynamic change in the marketplace, the evolution of meeting both internal and external customer needs and expectations; and if you do not adapt quickly, it can put your business at risk.

Lori Bidwell

East-West Equine Sports Medicine
Lexington, KY

“Monitoring Under General Anesthesia: Understanding the ECG, Blood Pressure and Blood Gases”

The AAEVT Anesthesia Society’s core instructor, Dr. Lori Bidwell, received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2001 where she also completed an anesthesia residency.  She is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and massage therapist. Co-owner and Founder of East-West Equine Sports Medicine, Dr. Bidwell not only cares for equine patients, she also practices small animal, with an emphasis on canine acupuncture. She avidly competes in the Adult Jumpers and Equitation and enjoys exploring the many locations she visits by hiking with her dogs.

Joyce Guthrie

RVT, Equine Anesthesia & Surgery Technician
University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center
Columbia, MO

“Anesthesia Overview: Be Prepared for Your First Anesthesia Experience”

Growing up with doctors as parents, veterinary students renting space in their basement, and a love for animals, it’s no wonder that Joyce Guthrie ended up as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She spent a number of years in other occupations first: breeding & competing (Eventing & Dressage) with Appaloosa Sport Horses, along with riding instruction and training at her stables for many years. She also bred and trained harlequin Great Danes – the other great love of her life – in agility, obedience, rally, tracking and therapy work. When the stars finally aligned, Joyce went to Tech School and landed her dream job as the Equine Anesthesia and Surgery Technician at the University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center. Since working at MU-VHC, she has had to slow down her horse and Dane activities due to the time commitment, but it is a labor of love. She still has three Appaloosa Sport Horses, one pony, and lives with four Great Danes.

Event Schedule

[ Friday, September 23 • 1:00pm – 5:00pm • The Saratoga Hilton]

1:00P – 2:00P

Anesthesia & Surgical Assistance

Elizabeth Elzer, VMD, DACVS

The Saratoga Hilton (adjacent to the Conference Center)

2:00P – 3:00P

It’s More Than Just A Tail Pull: How to do a Complete Neuro Exam

Sarah Reuss, DVM, DACVIM
Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim

3:00P – 4:00P

Making A Career in Equine Practice

Philip D. van Harreveld, DVM, MS, DACVS & Amanda Compton, EDT,LVT,RVT
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

4:00P – 5:00P

Your Voice Matters Roundtables: Interesting Cases & Open Discussion

Jlynn Meyer, LVT – Cornell University – AAEVT Regional Director
Kirsten Pace, LVT – Rhinebeck Equine – AAEVT Regional Contact: US East

[ Saturday, September 24 • 8:00am – 2:00pm • Saratoga Fairgrounds]

8:00A – 10:00A

It’s More Than Just a Tail Pull: The Complete Neuro Exam, the Team Approach

Sarah Reuss, DVM, DACVIM
Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim

The Saratoga County Fairgrounds

10:00A – 11:00A

Stall Side Techniques & Diagnostics

Mark Crisman, DVM, MS, Diplomat ACVIM & Diana Migliaccio, LVT

Sponsored by Zoetis

11:00A – 12:00P

Butterfly iQ+Vet Lab: The Many Uses of this Versatile Probe

Dan Dreyfuss, DVM, MA & David Rousseau, DVM
Sponsored by Butterfly iQ+Vet

12:00P – 1:00P


1:00P – 2:00P

Equitrace & Bio-Thermo Microchips: Creating Value for the Practice & Owners

Philip D. van Harreveld, DVM, MS, DACVS
Sponsored by Merck Animal Health

2:00P – 3:00P

The Complete Physical Exam

Elizabeth Elzer, VMD, DACVS


Lectures: The Saratoga Hilton
534 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Labs: The Saratoga County Fairgrounds
162 Prospect Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Travel Information provided by NAEP

Including hotel, airport, car & taxi

Pricing & Discounts

Best Price
  • AAEVT Member

  • $ 250
    • Registration Includes:
      Open to AAEVT Members Only!
      Friday & Saturday AAEVT lectures & wet labs
      Wednesday – Friday NAEP lectures
      All lab supplies and equipment
      Food & Beverages during wet labs

  • AAEVT Student Member

  • $ 100
    • Must be currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited school of Veterinary Technology
      Friday & Saturday AAEVT lectures & wet labs
      All supplies and equipment
      Food & Beverages during event

The NAEP is proud to partner with the AAEVT!
AAEVT Members are invited to attend the NAEP’s Symposium Lectures & Trade Show as a part of our registration.
Please select all sessions and events that you will be attending during online registration!

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