August 10, 2024  South Lake Tahoe, CA  5-6 hours of CE (pending RACE approval)

Welcome

Join us in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, CA for our Biennial Equine Veterinary Conference! NCAEP is busy planning the details and schedule for this CE event. Please continue to check our website as content will be updated as soon as it becomes available.

Conference Date: August 10, 2024
Registration Opens: February 01, 2024

Featured Speakers

John Madigan

DVM, Diplomate American College Veterinary Internal Medicine; American College of Animal Welfare Distinguished Professor – Emeritus  | UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. John Madigan is a distinguished professor emeritus at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Animal Welfare. Madigan was in private practice in northern California for eight years before being hired at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. Madigan’s significant accomplishments in veterinary medicine over the past 40 years include 175 peer-reviewed scientific publications and the 4th edition of the Manual of Equine Neonatal Medicine. He started the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Equine Neonatal Critical Care Unit in 1987. He co-led the Comparative Neurology Research Group at UC Davis investigating neurological conditions of horses and humans. He founded the UC DavisVeterinary Emergency Response Team in 1997 and developed the first protocols for helicopter equine rescue. He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, the AVMA animal welfare award, Red Cross Hero Award, American Association of Equine Practitioners Distinguished Service and Life Time Achievement Award, AAEP Milne Lecture, Legend of Academic Medicine Award from Kansas State University and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Achievement Award, the school’s most prestigious award.

Meghann Lustgarten

DVM, DACVR, DACVSMR (Equine)
Friendship Imaging

Dr. Meghann Lustgarten earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2004 and graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She then completed a one-year orthopedic/ambulatory internship at Ocala Equine Hospital, followed by a one-year diagnostic-imaging internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. She was accepted to and successfully completed a three-year residency program in veterinary diagnostic imaging at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned board certification from the American College of Veterinary Radiologists (ACVR) in 2013. During her time in the university, she authored and co-authored several publications regarding equine musculoskeletal imaging. Dr. Meghann Lustgarten is one of few veterinary radiologists with a special interest in equine imaging. Given her strong interest in equine performance, she went on to earn additional board certification from the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) in 2018. Dr. Lustgarten enjoys volunteering her time and expertise at the North Carolina Zoo, and to the examination committees of the ACVR-Equine Diagnostic Imaging subspecialty and the ACVSMR

Mathieu Spriet

DVM, MS, DACVR, DECVDI, DACVR-EDI
Professor of Diagnostic Imaging | UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Mathieu Spriet is a Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He obtained his DVM degree from the National Veterinary School of Lyon (France) in 2002 and a Master Degree from the University of Montreal (Canada) in 2004. He has been a diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging since 2007, after completing his radiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Spriet joined UC Davis as a faculty member in 2007. He became a diplomate of the newly created ACVR- Equine Diagnostic Imaging specialty in 2019. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. His main area of interest is equine musculoskeletal imaging. He has recently pioneered the use of positron emission tomography in horses, leading to the development of a scanner specifically designed to image standing horses.

Nick Huggons

DVM, DACVS
Hospital Director | San Luis Rey Equine Hospital

Nick Huggons graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the
University of Saskatchewan in Saskatchewan, Canada in 2006. He went on to
complete an equine specialty internship at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, followed by a three-year Equine Surgical Residency at the University of California, Davis. Dr.
Huggons obtained Diplomate status under the American College of Veterinary
Surgeons in 2011.

After practicing as the head surgeon at a large equine referral hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, he took the challenge of working as a clinical instructor and emergency surgeon in the Equine Surgery & ICU department at Washington State University, before starting his career as a practice owner at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital. He is also co-owner of Trackside Veterinary Group (San Luis Rey Downs training center) and Trifecta Equine Athletic Center. Dr. Huggons research publications include topics such as tendon injury biomarkers, advanced imaging modalities, and cervical vertebral malformation. He has presented at multiple conferences on these topics, as well as subjects involving joint disease and current joint therapies, synovial structures of the equine distal limb, and management of septic synovial structures. Dr. Huggons interests include orthopedic, airway, laparoscopic, and soft tissue surgeries, as well as advanced lameness diagnostics and imaging.

CVMA Update

Grant Miller

DVM
Director of Regulatory Affairs, California Veterinary Medical Association 

Dr. Grant Miller has served as the Director of Regulatory Affairs at the California Veterinary Medical Association and as the state coordinator of the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) since 2011. At the Capitol, he represents the veterinary profession to state lawmakers and regulatory agencies, advises members on regulatory compliance, and oversees CAVMRC deployments to major wildfires. He is a 2004 graduate from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and works in equine and livestock veterinary practice in addition to his work at the Capitol.

Can’t Miss Events

NCAEP Night at the Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Saturday, August 06, 2022, at 7:00PM

Join us for dinner and a chance to explore the Open Sea wing of the aquarium after-hours at this family-friendly event!

The NCAEP was founded based on a veterinarian’s vision for community in its truest form. Regardless of if you are able to attend the CE conference, we hope you will join us for a night of fun while developing friendships with your colleagues.

Location

Monterey Conference Center

One Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Parking

Monterey Marriott Valet Parking
available at a rate of $25.00 per day

Downtown East Parking Garage
0.2 mi (~4 minute walk) from the conference center
340 Tyler St
Monterey, CA 93940
available at a rate of $12.00 per day (Maximum vehicle height is 6-feet 8-inches)

Monterey Garages & Lots

Conference Hotel
Monterey Marriott
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940
1-877-901-6632

Discounted Rates until July 8th

Pricing & Discounts

Early-Bird Pricing!
Special savings end July 1st.

  • Non-Member

  • $150
  • Registration Includes (single day registration available):

    • Up to 8-10 hours of CE
    • Continental Breakfast
    • AM Lecture Break Refreshment
    • Lunch
    • PM Lecture Break Refreshment – Saturday
    • Attendee ticket to social event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Best price
  • Member

  • $0
  • NCAEP Membership Includes (single day registration available):

    • Up to 8-10 hours of CE
    • Continental Breakfast
    • AM Lecture Break Refreshment
    • Lunch
    • PM Lecture Break Refreshment – Saturday
    • Attendee ticket to social event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

  • Student

  • $25
  • Registration Includes (single day registration available):

    • Up to 8-10 hours of CE
    • Continental Breakfast
    • AM Lecture Break Refreshment
    • Lunch
    • PM Lecture Break Refreshment – Saturday
    • Attendee ticket to social event at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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