Advanced Techniques in Neurosurgery

August 19, 2022 7:35 AM
Viticus Center, Las Vegas, NV


Your registration fee includes: 

  • Lecture Proceedings
  • Daily refreshment breaks and snacks, and lunch on Friday and Saturday
  • Transportation between the host conference hotel and the Viticus Center 

Registration will require your ACVIM username and password. If you don’t have this readily available, please reach out to ACVIM at prior to registration launch.

** This course is now full. Please click the button below to join the course waitlist. **

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.

The ACVIM may require attendees to wear masks to participate in the conference. In addition, attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated* and show proof of COVID-19 vaccine. Attendees who cannot show proof of vaccination will need to provide proof of a negative, clinician-delivered**COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of arrival.

Safety protocols are subject to change at any time. 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.

*Fully vaccinated status is defined as having received the last required dose of a CDC or WHO recognized COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 weeks before the start date of the course.

**A clinician-delivered test is one administered by a licensed medical professional yielding an official test result with attendees’ name clearly shown on the test results.


The Viticus Center - Oquendo Campus
2425 E. Oquendo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120
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Rebranded from the Oquendo Center, The Viticus Center provides meeting and lab space devoted to practical, clinical, and hands-on learning for the veterinary community. The Viticus Center is conveniently located about one mile from the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and about 5 miles from the host conference hotel. 

For more information about the Viticus Group and the Viticus Center, please click here. 


Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Strip South
7740 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 710-7740
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The Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Strip South is located 4 miles from the McCarran Airport and less than 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel is within walking distance of the Las Vegas Premium Outlet Mall, and just down the road from Town Square. Rooms include an in-suite kitchen, and breakfast is included in the room rate.

Complimentary transportation will be provided between the Home2 Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Strip South and The Viticus.  Shuttle schedule will be announced prior to the beginning of the course.

Booking information can be found on the registration webpage and in your registration confirmation email.

Course Information

  • Date: August 19-20, 2022
  • Start Time: Friday at 7:35 am PDT
  • End Time: Saturday at 6:15 pm PDT
  • Location: Viticus Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Audience: ACVIM Candidates and ACVIM, ECVIM-CA, and ECVN Diplomates
  • Specialty: Neurology
  • Type: Lecture and Hands-on lab
  • CE Hours: 17


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RACE Application Status:

This program will be submitted for 17 hours of Live, seminar/lecture and lab medical continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.

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Beth Boudreau, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology)


Beth Boudreau, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology)
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University

Dr. Beth Boudreau obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from Baylor College of Medicine and a DVM degree from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She completed residency training in Neurology/Neurosurgery at the University of California, Davis, and became an ACVIM Diplomate in Neurology in 2014.  Dr. Boudreau is currently an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She has special interests in neuro-oncology and neuro-immunology; her current research includes molecular characterization of canine gliomas and clinical trials of novel immunomodulators for the treatment of canine brain tumors.

Amanda Taylor, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), CVA


Amanda Taylor, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), CVA
Group Medical Director
BluePearl Animal Hospitals 

Dr. Amanda R. Taylor received her DVM from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences. She completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Colorado State University and a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Texas A&M University. Dr. Taylor is certified in Neurology by the ACVIM, acupuncture by the Chi Institute and canine rehabilitation by the University of Tennessee. Her research interests include MRI and neurosurgery.


Sharon Kerwin, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Sharon Kerwin, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Texas A&M University

Dr. Sharon Kerwin received her DVM from Texas A&M University. She completed a rotating small animal internship at Louisiana State University, and a small animal surgery residency at LSU.  She worked as an orthopedic surgeon at LSU until 2002, and then returned to Texas A&M University where she works as an attending clinician in orthopedics and neurology.  She completed a neurology residency in 2016 at Texas A&M. Dr. Kerwin’s clinical and research interests in small animal bone and joint disease and spinal surgery, with a special interest in feline orthopedics and neurology.

Nick Jeffery, DECVN, FRCVS, BVSc, DECVS, PhD, MSc

Nick Jeffery, DECVN, FRCVS, BVSc, DECVS, PhD, MSc
Texas A&M University

Dr. Nick Jeffery qualified from University of Bristol in the UK and has worked in primary care practice, private surgical / neurosurgical referral practice, basic science laboratories and university veterinary schools in the UK and USA. He specializes in neurology and neurosurgery with diplomas from ECVS and ECVN and PhD in neuroscience and recently has undergone specialist training in clinical trial design and analysis. In October 2016, following completion of two clinical trials for chronic spinal cord injury, Dr. Jeffery moved to join the neurology group at Texas A&M University where he works in both clinic and laboratory.

William Thomas, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

William Thomas, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
University of Tennessee

Dr. William Thomas received his DVM and MS from Auburn University and completed a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Auburn University. He was previously an instructor at North Carolina State University and for the past 25 years he has been at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Thomas has authored 2 textbooks, and over 50 scientific publications and book chapters.

Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Charlotte Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE)
Owner and Operator, 3D Veterinary Printing, LLC

Dr. Fred Wininger earned his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a small animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia, he finished his neurology/neurosurgery residency at Washington State University. There he developed a love for neuroimaging and the development of a novel neuronavigation device. Joining the faculty at the University of Missouri, he applied these interests in the development of therapies for both animals and children with Battens disease (neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis). Dr. Wininger moved to St. Louis where he practiced for several years and developed the first hybrid private practice/academic neurology residency program which continues today. He is the owner and operator of 3D veterinary printing LLC, where he creates models and customized surgical tools to aid veterinary surgeons and neurosurgeons around the world.  

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