ACVIM Brain Camp - Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

July 30, 2022 7:30 AM


Registration Open Timeline:

Thursday, June 2: Priority Window

  • ACVIM/ECVIM-CA/ECVN Residents and new (within 2 years) ACVIM/ECVIM-CA/ECVN Diplomates

Wednesday, June 8: 

  • ACVIM/ECVIM-CA/ECVN Diplomates
  • ESVN Members


Existing User

(ACVIM Diplomates and candidates; previous ACVIM event attendees)

New User

(No previous ACVIM Forum or ACE course attendance)


University of Florida |
IFAS Extension Straughn Professional Development Center
2142 Shealy Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611
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The University of Florida IFAS Extension Straughn Professional Development Center is conveniently located on the south side of University of Florida campus, next to the Animal Sciences Building and across Shealy Drive from the Vetmed Teaching Hospital. The Center is located 3 miles from the host hotels.



The ACVIM has negotiated rates at two local hotels near the University of Florida. Booking information will be available on your registration confirmation and on the registration website once available.

Holiday Inn Express Gainesville, I75

3370 SW 42nd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32608 

Residence Inn Gainesville, I75

3275 SW 40th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608 


Below are the closest airports to Gainesville, Florida:

Please view each airport’s website for further information, including ground transportation options.

Health and Safety

The ACVIM considers the health and safety of all those who attend our ACE in-person courses our highest priority, including our attendees, sponsors and ACVIM staff. With your shared commitment and with the right processes in place, we are confident we can achieve a safe and viable return to in-person learning experiences.

The ACE Committee has been diligently monitoring the ongoing impact of COVID-19, including the latest developments around surges and variants. Although we are optimistic that we will be able to host ACE courses in-person, all courses are subject to change and/or cancellation. The ACVIM will keep all registered attendees informed should any such change and/or cancellation need to occur.

Module Information

  • Date: July 30-31, 2022
  • Start Time: 7:30 am ET
  • End Time: 6:00 pm ET
  • Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL and Virtual
  • Audience: ACVIM, ECVIM and ECVN Candidates and Diplomates
  • Specialty: Neurology
  • Type: In Person and On Demand
  • CE Hours: 14




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RACE Application Status:

In-Person course participation: This program will be submitted for 14 hours of live, seminar/lecture medical continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.

On-Demand course participation: This program will be submitted for 14 hours of Anytime, Non-Interactive-distance continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval. 

Participants will be responsible for ensuring they do not claim dual credit for the same session presented in person and available on demand. Participants should be aware that some state boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact your state board directly with any questions.

For additional questions, please contact us at




Sheila Carrera-Justiz

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Sheila Carrera-Justiz, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Clinical Associate Professor and Service Chief
University of Florida

Sheila Carrera-Justiz is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida.  She 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 in Los Angeles before returning to UF to teach.  Her professional interests lie in novel neurosurgical approaches, advanced imaging techniques and clinical teaching.  In her free time, she enjoys cooking and travelling.


Silke Hecht

Dr. med. vet., DACVR, DECVDI

Silke Hecht, Dr. med. vet., DACVR, DECVDI
University of Tennessee

Dr. Silke Hecht received her veterinary degree in 1998 and her Doctorate (Dr. med. vet.) in 2001 both from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. She completed her residency in Diagnostic Imaging at Tufts University in 2005. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI).  Dr. Hecht is currently a Professor of Radiology at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also a consultant for VetCT. Her areas of interest include MRI, neuroimaging, and oncologic imaging.  She has published more than 90 peer reviewed publications and 25 book chapters. She is also the Editor of a Textbook on Veterinary Radiology.


Jay Griffin


Jay Griffin, DVM, DACVR
Associate Professor
Texas A&M University

Dr. Jay Griffin graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Following graduation, he completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Tennessee before working for 2 years as an emergency veterinarian. He completed his radiology residency at Texas A&M in 2010 and attained ACVR board certification shortly thereafter. He is currently an Associate Professor in Radiology at Texas A&M. Dr. Griffin’s major clinical and research interest is MRI of the brain and spinal cord.  His research describes imaging findings in important diseases, analyzes accuracy and agreement of imaging tests, and develops imaging-based biomarkers.  He is passionate about teaching practical things and serving veterinarians. 

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