Education & Careers

Educational Opportunities

Continuing Education Events

To register for Continuing Education events, contact Sharon Peart at 703-771-6842 or speart@vt.edu

September 12, 2014
Continuing Education Event for Veterinarians

Lecture Subjects:

  • Dr. Nathaniel White – Equine Colic, Whatís New
  • Dr. James Brown – Surgical Options for the Infertile Mare
  • Dr. David Hodgson – Ophthalmology: Acquired Eye Problems in Adult Horses
  • Dr. Chris Byron – Role of Subchondral Bone in Joint Disease
  • Dr. Kenneth Sullins – Equine Cutaneous Neoplasia-A: Pervasive Problem
  • Dr. James Brown – Complicated Dental Extractions

This event is equivalent to 6 CE contact hours.

September 19, 2014
Continuing Education Event for Veterinary Technicians

Lecture Subjects:

  • Dr. James Brown – Equine Sinus: Whatís all the stink about
  • Dr. Harold McKenzie – Nutritional Support of the Sick Foal
  • Dr. Furr – The Neurologic Horse
  • Dr. Anne Desrochers – Endotoxemia 101
  • Dr. Kenneth Sullins – Equine Upper Airway Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Dr. Nathaniel White – Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Colic

This event is equivalent to 6 CE contact hours.

Tuesday Talks

(Intended for Horse Owners and Horse Professionals)

We offer Tuesday Talks for horse owners and horse professionals. These seminars take place during the winter months and are free of charge. The 2012-2013 Tuesday Talk schedule will be posted on the Tuesday Talks page soon.


Veterinary Students & Veterinary Professional Curriculum

Dr. White Teaching (Intended for Students Pursuing Degrees in Veterinary Medicine Including Residents, Interns and Graduate Students)

As one of three campuses of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center offers a variety of opportunities for students pursuing degrees in veterinary medicine. Brief summaries of these opportunities are included below. For further details, application instructions and forms, follow the link that appears under the appropriate heading.

Residency Training Programs and Graduate Programs

Muffin Residency training programs in equine internal medicine and surgery are offered by the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center. These residency programs are fully approved by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Surgery.

Veterinarians in residency training programs participate in a graduate training program leading to a degree of Masters of Veterinary Sciences. A wide range of courses are available through several campuses. Graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. degree are also offered.

Please visit http://www.virmp.org for forms and information related to the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) Matching Program.

Click here for more information concerning our Residency Training Programs and Graduate Programs.

VA-MD Vet Med Fourth Year Veterinary Students

Muffin Fourth-year veterinary students at VA-MD Vet Med in the mixed animal and equine clinical tracks rotate through the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center for three and six weeks, respectively. Faculty members participate in lectures in the pre-clinical curriculum and videoconferencing technologies provide distance learning opportunities among students and faculty at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, the College Park-Maryland campus, and the main campus of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg.

Click here for more information concerning the Fourth Year Veterinary Student clerkship (#9544).

Academic Visitors

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center welcomes visitors from around the world and values the contributions these visitors make to our community. Interested veterinarians and veterinary students may visit the Equine Medical Center to observe practice with a B-1 or WB visa. There is no fee for students and veterinarians from other institutions to visit the Equine Medical Center, however all expenses related to obtaining a visa, housing, board and transportation are the visitor's responsibility.

All requests to visit the Equine Medical Center are reviewed on a first come, first served basis and are approved only when openings are available in clinical and academic schedules. To request an invitation, please contact Dr. Martin Furr at mfurr@vt.edu and include the specific aim and proposed dates of your visit.

Additional Information

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