Tel: (585) 889-1170

Short Courses

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.

“Testing 1,2,3: Common Equine Diagnostic Laboratory Tests”


Tuesday February 11, 2020 7:00 – 9:00 PM


Presented by: Lauren DeGennaro, DVM


Every day veterinarians are drawing blood or taking samples to send out for diagnostic testing. Here at Genesee Valley Equine Clinic some of these tests are run in-house, while some need to be submitted to other laboratories. During this course we will discuss some of the more common tests run on a day-to-day basis, including complete blood counts, blood chemistries, cultures, cytologies, and our more common infectious disease blood tests including the Lyme Multiplex test. You will learn why we are performing these tests and how these test results affect our treatment decisions.




“The Truth About the Tooth” 


Wednesday January 15, 2020 7:00-9:00 PM


Presented by: Sarah Pell, DVM


How often should your horse’s teeth be examined? Ever wonder what we look for during our oral exam? At this short course we will break down what we look for in oral examinations, why dental care is important at every age, common dental abnormalities, and what we can do to help keep our horses happily munching hay for a long time!



“My Horse Needs the Doctor!  Learning the Parts of a Veterinary Physical Exam”


Tuesday November 2, 2019 4:30-6:00 PM


For: Youth 8-14 years old


Presented by: Lauren DeGennaro, DVM


The horse is an amazing animal, but when it gets sick, how do veterinarians know how to make it better? This course will teach the basics of how veterinarians examine a horse, from its heart to its hoof. Along the way we will learn about some anatomy of the horse. We will also learn about some of the common tools vets use to help us complete our examination of the horse. At the end, there will even be a short trivia game where you can test your new-found knowledge! So bring your curiosity and prepare to have fun learning how veterinarians examine the horse!


This course is most appropriate for youth 8-14 yrs old. Class size is limited. Parents are welcome to watch from the sidelines. 


Wild, Wondrous, Worrisome?  What Every Horse Owner Should Know About Wound Healing


Tuesday March 19, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Presented by: Mandi Beckmann, DVM


If you own a horse for long enough, odds are that at some point you will be faced with the task of helping a wound heal. Big or small, all shapes and locations – there’s lots to know and consider when it comes to healing and recovery.
Dr. Mandi Beckmann will talk about common types of wounds, how we treat them, what to watch for as they heal, and cutting edge therapies for wound care and healing.


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