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Steve Chiasson, DVM, cVMA of Agwest Veterinary Group, Abbotsford, BC, Canada

Steve Chiasson, DVM, cVMA of Agwest Veterinary Group, Abbotsford, BC, Canada

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Steve is originally from Sydney, a small town in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. After pre-vet studies at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, he attended the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, graduating with Honours in 1995, and has since been working in large animal veterinary practice in Abbotsford, British Columbia.  As co-founder of Agwest Veterinary Group Ltd. in 2004, he has overseen expansion of sports medicine services while the practice has grown from 2 vets to 7 veterinarians in 2 locations. Particular areas of interest include sports medicine, teaching acupuncture, and technology implementation into veterinary medicine. Lecturing, guest speaking,...

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Clara McShannon, DVM, MRCVS of Pump Lane Equine, UK

Clara McShannon, DVM, MRCVS of Pump Lane Equine, UK

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About: Clara graduated from the University of Sassari, Sardinia in 2013 and has done a pre degree externship at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida followed by a post degree elective externship as Vet responsible for Early Post Partum mare care at Paul Schockemohle’s sport horse breeding facility “Gestut Lewitz “, both fundamental experiences for her future career. She moved to UK in 2014 and started working as locum vet before settling in the North East of England working mainly as equine vet for few years. In early 2018 she got offered a position as Product Specialist at...

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Aloisio (Al) Bueno, MV, MS of Western Veterinary Hospital, San Angelo, TX, USA

Aloisio (Al) Bueno, MV, MS of Western Veterinary Hospital, San Angelo, TX, USA

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Dr. Bueno is a native of Brazil and he received his Veterinary Degree (MV) in 1992 from Unoeste University.  He had two year’s experience in equine private practice before completing one year internship in Equine Medicine & Surgery at Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1995. Following his internship, Dr. Bueno completed a Master’s of Science (MS) degree at LSU in 1998. Additionally, he completed one year Large Animal Fellowship at Oregon State University (OSU) in 1999, and immediately after his fellowship Dr. Bueno completed a three year Equine Surgery Residency Program at University of California (UC-Davis) in 2002. Dr. Bueno...

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Maarten Oosterlinck, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVSMR, Dipl. ECVS of the University of Ghent, Belgium

Maarten Oosterlinck, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVSMR, Dipl. ECVS of the University of Ghent, Belgium

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Maarten Oosterlinck graduated from Ghent University in 2004 and has gained extensive experience in equine orthopaedics and surgery at the busy department of surgery and anaesthesiology of the faculty of veterinary medicine of Ghent University. Combining clinical work with research, Maarten earned his PhD on the use of pressure plate analysis for the objective evaluation of equine locomotion in 2011. He went on to perform a residency and in 2014, he passed the qualifying exam of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 2018, he became diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Maarten has published...

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Nicolás Ansoleaga Pérez, MV of Austral University of Chile, Chile

Nicolás Ansoleaga Pérez, MV of Austral University of Chile, Chile

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Dr. Ansoleaga graduated from Universidad Austral de Chile (2009, with honors), completed an equine internship and spent two years in private practice in Concepción racecourse in Chile, and then completed an extended surgery internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Center (Lexington, KY). Since 2014, he is Assistant Professor of equine surgery at his alma mater, and runs a private practice in Chile.

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Roland Thaler, VMD, DACVSMR of Metamora Equine, MI, USA

Roland Thaler, VMD, DACVSMR of Metamora Equine, MI, USA

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Dr. Roland Thaler graduated from the U. Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine (1986), and completed an internship at the Delaware Equine Center, Cochranville, PA (1988). Dr. Thaler gained his sport horse practice experience as a staff member of the Delaware Equine Center and later as an associate at Edelson-Thaler Equine Associates in Manheim, PA. In 1999, Dr. Thaler relocated to Metamora, MI, where he is the owner of Metamora Equine PC.

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Kelly Sampson, DVM of Sampson Equine Service, IA, USA

Kelly Sampson, DVM of Sampson Equine Service, IA, USA

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About: Dr. Kelly Sampson, originally from Minnesota, received her veterinary training at the Royal Veterinary College in London, England and Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she finished her veterinary education and graduated in 2005. Dr. Sampson’s focus in veterinary school was equine medicine, and during that time she also gained experience while working at Canterbury Park Race Track in Shakopee, MN. Following graduation from Iowa State, Dr. Sampson worked for 2 years as an associate veterinarian at an equine-exclusive veterinary practice in Central Pennsylvania as one of the clinic’s three full-time veterinarians. Her duties there included reproductive...

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Jay Joyce, DVM of Total Equine Vets, VA, USA

Jay Joyce, DVM of Total Equine Vets, VA, USA

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Dr. Joyce graduated with Honors from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis (the #1 ranked vet school by US News and World Report). While in school, he received numerous awards and scholarships. In addition to horses, he enjoys wildlife medicine. He spent nearly 3 months in South Africa hanging out of a helicopter darting buffalo, lion, elephants, giraffe, zebra, and others for a comprehensive Tuberculosis study. He also spent a few months hunting and collecting rattlesnakes, surgically implanting tracking devices in them for a habitat study in Southern California. He was a surgery extern the...

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Christina Frigast, MRCVS, CERP, Equinosis Certified Practitioner, Independent Consultant

Christina Frigast, MRCVS, CERP, Equinosis Certified Practitioner, Independent Consultant

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I grew up on a hobby farm in Denmark and got inspired by my mother to pursue a veterinary career in the equine field. During my studies, I developed a keen interest in sports medicine and orthopaedics, which has led to the career path that I found myself following. I got introduced to the use of gait analysis for lameness evaluations in the last years of vet school while spending time at equine practices in Denmark, Germany and USA. After graduating from University of Copenhagen, I specialised in the Equinosis Q lameness locator becoming a certified practitioner while working as...

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Jose Castro, DVM, DACVS, DABVP (Equine), CVA Equine of Davie County Large Animal Hospital, NC, USA

Jose Castro, DVM, DACVS, DABVP (Equine), CVA Equine of Davie County Large Animal Hospital, NC, USA

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Dr. Castro holds a DVM (Central University of Ecuador). He completed a Large Animal Internship (University of Tennessee), obtained his EFCVG certification, and completed an Equine Surgery Residency (University of Tennessee and Woodford Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY). Dr. Castro is currently studying Equine Acupuncture through the Chi-Institute. His professional interests include lameness, orthopedics (arthroscopy and fracture repair), regenerative medicine, abdominal surgery, upper respiratory surgery, reproductive surgeries, and sports medicine and rehabilitation of horses. Dr. Castro provides CE seminars on topics including evaluation of conformation, wound management, lameness, sports medicine, and rehabilitation.

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Deborah Sieber, BVetMed of Barside Veterinary Services, NY, USA

Deborah Sieber, BVetMed of Barside Veterinary Services, NY, USA

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Dr. Deborah Sieber joined Equinosis in 2016 to help spread the principles of objective evaluation globally. As an Expert in objective evaluation, and an avid traveler, Deborah provides product education, clinical consulting, client education, and sales & event support in the eastern US, Europe, and Asia. A native of the United Kingdom and a Royal Veterinary College (London) graduate, before becoming a veterinarian, Deborah trained racehorses at top level in Italy, mainly for UK owners, including Mr. Robert Sangster. She has in-depth knowledge and passion for the racing industry – and has ridden in many races as an amateur jockey...

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