Equine/Large Animal

American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation: Equine

10/26/2018
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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The equine portion will present current information on ultrasound, tendon injuries, and a panel discussion on challenging neck and back issues in the horse.

Presentations:

Elizabeth J. Davidson, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR

Associate Professor in Sports Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center

Elizabeth J. Davidson is an Associate Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center. Dr. Davidson received her DVM from Michigan State University and completed an equine internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, Washington. Following a large animal surgical residency at PennVet’s New Bolton Center, she obtained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is also a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her expertise is with sport horse lameness and performance horses with upper airway abnormalities. She has particular interest in horses with neck and back pain and evaluating the “hard to diagnose” horse.

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Kyla F. Ortved, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA, DACVSMR

Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery
University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center

Dr. Kyla Ortved is an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania in Kennett Square, PA. She received her DVM degree from the University of Guelph in 2006 and completed her large animal surgical residency at Cornell University in 2010. Kyla became boarded with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2011. Following her residency, Kyla went on to obtain a PhD in equine cartilage repair at Cornell University. She received her PhD in June 2014 and joined the faculty at Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists in July 2015, where she has been an active equine surgeon. In January 2016, Kyla became boarded with the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She joined the faculty at New Bolton Center in February 2016 as a large animal orthopedic surgeon. She brings her research program in orthopedic disease to New Bolton Center where she will continue to pursue gene and cell therapies for improving cartilage repair and preventing osteoarthritis.


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Betsy Vaughan, DVM, DACVSMR

Associate Clinical Professor of Large Animal Ultrasound
University of California, Davis

Betsy Vaughan, DVM, DACVSMR
Associate Clinical Professor of Large Animal Ultrasound
Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
530-752-0290
mevaughan@ucdavis.edu

Dr. Vaughan joined the faculty at UC Davis in 2006 after completing a 2-year residency in Large Animal Ultrasound at UC Davis. Her interests include imaging of equine musculoskeletal injuries and treatment and rehabilitation. She enjoys teaching ultrasound and is an avid instructor both in the clinic and at continuing education seminars across the country. Dr. Vaughan is a 2002 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a 1-year internship at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, FL.

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Alison J. Morton, DVM, MSpVM, DACVS-LA, DACVSMR-Equine

Associate Professor Large Animal Surgery
University of Florida

Alison J. Morton, DVM, MSpVM, DACVS, DACVSMR is Service Chief and Clinical Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery in the department of large animal clinical sciences at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a large animal surgeon and is the director of the Equine Lameness and Imaging Service in the equine hospital. She attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies, and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Morton completed a large animal rotating internship at Washington State University, a large animal surgical internship at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, and her large animal surgical residency and Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Dr. Morton became board certified in large animal surgery in 2004, and in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation in 2012. Her clinical interests include equine sports performance, lameness, imaging, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Morton’s research focuses on equine osteoarthritis, orthopedic imaging, and colic. Dr. Morton is active on several committees, including the credentialing examination committee, for the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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