ACVIM Brain Camp Online Part II

August 02, 2021 8:00 AM

Course Overview

In an effort to continue resident training, we have put together three additional neurology modules to form Brain Camp Online Part II. This course will begin with a review of functional neuroanatomy, will progress to large animal neurology, including equine and production animal neurology, and will finish with neuropathology with a focus on spinal cord diseases. 

Following the same model as our original Brain Camp Online offerings, each of the three additional courses will consist of 5-7 hours of pre-recorded lectures, followed by a 1-hour scheduled live Q&A with the presenter(s). Content will be available on demand, where learners can take the course at their convenience.  


ACVIM / ECVIM-CA / ECVN candidates: $180.00 per module
ACVIM / ECVIM-CA / ECVN member Diplomates, ESVN members: $225.00 per module
Non-members: $325.00 per module

Registration fee for each module includes 5-7 hours of pre-recorded content and 1 hour of live Q&A with the presenters. Live Q&A will be recorded and made available on demand for those who are not able to participate live.

On demand content is available through:

Neuroanatomy: July 2023
Large Animal Neurology: August 2023
Neuropathology Part II:
September 2023

For additional questions, please contact us at

Existing Users

(ACVIM Diplomates and candidates; previous ACVIM event attendees)

New Users

(No previous ACVIM Forum or ACE course attendance)

Course Information

  • Date: July, August, and September 2023
  • Location: Virtual
  • Audience: ACVIM, ECVIM-CA & ECVN member Diplomates and Candidates, ESVN members
  • Specialty: Neurology
  • Type: On Demand
  • CE Hours: 18 total




Sheila Carrera-Justiz, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)


Sheila Carrera-Justiz, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Clinical Associate Professor & Service Chief, Neurology
University of Florida

Dr. Sheila Carrera-Justiz completed her DVM at the University of Florida in 2005, followed by a rotating small animal internship at the University of Missouri and a neurology specialty internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego.  She then completed a residency in Neurology at Tufts University and attained board certification in 2010.  She obtained the Neurosurgery Certificate of Training from the ACVIM in 2013.  She spent a few years in private practice before returning to academia.  Her professional interests lie in novel neurosurgical approaches, advanced imaging techniques and clinical teaching.  

Christine Thomson, BVSc (Hons), PhD, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN


Christine Thomson, BVSc (Hons), PhD, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN
Neurology Specialist
Animal Referral Hospital Brisbane

Dr. Chris Thomson graduated from University of Melbourne, in 1983, completed a small animal medical and surgical neurology residency at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine and a PhD in neuroscience at University of Glasgow, UK. She worked at Melbourne, Glasgow, and Massey Universities, and latterly, in the Veterinary Medicine Department at University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Dr. Thomson recently swapped Alaska’s -30 degree C lifestyle for a +30 degree C one in Queensland, Australia and is working in private referral practice at the Animal Referral Hospital, Brisbane. Along with her colleague, Dr. Caroline Hahn, they’ve distilled decades of study and teaching about clinical neuroanatomy and neurological localization into ‘Veterinary Neuroanatomy: a clinical Approach (Elsevier 2012). 



Monica Aleman, MVZ Cert., PhD, DACVIM (LAIM, Neurology)

Large Animal Neurology

Monica Aleman, MVZ Cert., PhD, DACVIM (LAIM, Neurology)
Terry Holliday Equine and Comparative Neurology Endowed Presidential Chair 
University of California, Davis

Dr. Monica Aleman obtained her veterinary degree at the University UNAM-Mexico and completed residencies in large animal internal medicine (equine emphasis) and neurology and neurosurgery at UC Davis. She completed a PhD in comparative pathology in neuromuscular disorders at UCD, and her research has expanded from the comprehensive clinical description of neurologic disorders to the discovery of a genetic mutation, development of novel diagnostic modalities, and understanding of pathophysiology of neurological and muscle disorders in multiple species with equine emphasis. Dr. Aleman is a regular speaker in national and international meetings. Dr. Aleman was recently awarded with the Terry Holliday Equine and Comparative Neurology Endowed Presidential Chair.

Elena Alina Demeter, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic)


Elena Alina Demeter, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Anatomic)
Assistant Clinical Professor of Anatomic Pathology
Cornell University

Dr. Alina Demeter earned her DVM in Bucharest, Romania, and continued her studies pursuing a PhD in Budapest, Hungary. She did her anatomic pathology residency training at Cornell University where she became passionate about neuropathology. Following her residency and board certification she completed a neuropathology fellowship at Cornell University, and recently joined the anatomic pathology team as a faculty member. Dr. Demeter is currently researching select infectious causes of encephalitis in animals. 


Andrew D. Miller, DVM, DACVP (Anatomic)


Andrew D. Miller, DVM, DACVP (Anatomic)
Associate Professor
Cornell University

Dr. Andrew D. Miller is a graduate of Cornell University (BS ’01, DVM ’05) and a board certified anatomic veterinary pathologist (Dipl. ACVP ’08).  He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Section of Anatomic Pathology at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Miller was previously a faculty member of the New England Primate Research Center, affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His expertise is in oncologic pathology and neuropathology, especially comparative neoplasia. Dr. Miller has authored and co-authored over 140 peer reviewed articles, 5 book chapters, and is an editorial board member of Veterinary Pathology.  
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