These classes are great opportunities for you to gain in-depth knowledge on a specific topic and meet other horse people from the area. The fee for each course is $8. Light refreshments will be served. The courses are interactive and hands-on, making class size limited, so be sure to call us early at (585) 889-1170 to reserve space for your family and friends.
Tuesday March 19, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Presented by: Mandi Beckmann, DVM
Monday, February 11, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Presented by: Amy Leibeck, DVM
Wednesday January 23, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Presented by: Joan Ayers, DVM
The average life expectancy of horses has been increasing. This means that we are seeing more age related and chronic ailments that need management. Fortunately, with good care many horses have excellent qualities of life into their thirties. Do you know what things you should be aware of over your horse’s lifetime? Dr. Joan Ayers will discuss screening and management of common age related ailments in older horses. Some topics covered will include Cushing’s disease, arthritis management, dental issues, nutrition, and preventative medicine. Whether you have a young horse or a solid senior citizen, come join us to learn tips to help your horses age gracefully into their golden years!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Presented by: Loryn Smith, DVM
The endoscope is an essential diagnostic tool that can assist our veterinarians by enabling them to see right inside your horse. There are many places we can explore with endoscopes. GVEC has a 3.5 meter gastroscope which is used for stomachs and bladders, and a 1.5 meter endoscope that is used for the respiratory tract. A small video camera in the end of the scope sends an image to a laptop computer so that the veterinarian gets a real time image of what’s inside. There are many applications for the information gained from the endoscope images. We can diagnose gastric ulcers, respiratory disease, or bladder stones. Please join Dr. Loryn Smith for an evening discussion of all the places these scopes can go!