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Large Animal Candidate Boot Camp Workshop

On Demand

ACVIM Candidates

(At this time, the LAIM Boot Camp Workshop is only available to ACVIM Candidates)

 
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Course Information

  • Date: On demand through March 2023
  • Location: Virtual 
  • Audience: ACVIM Candidates
  • Specialty: Large Animal Internal Medicine
  • Type: On Demand
  • CE Hours: 6

  

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RACE Application Status

On-demand course registration:
Not all sessions will be available on demand. This program has been approved for 6 hours of Anytime, Non-Interactive-distance continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.

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 Learning@ACVIM.org.

Speakers

Keith Chaffin, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)

CO-COURSE LEADER

Keith Chaffin, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM)
Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine and Associate Department Head for Clinical Programs
Texas A&M University

Dr. Chaffin is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Chaffin spent three years in private equine practice and subsequently completed a residency in equine internal medicine. Dr. Chaffin earned his Board certification from the ACVIM and has been a faculty member at Texas A&M University, ever since. With 32 years of experience as an equine internist, Dr. Chaffin’s clinical interests include equine internal medicine, infectious disease, pediatrics, pulmonology and ultrasound imaging. Dr. Chaffin’s research interests include equine ultrasound and infectious diseases.

 

Amanda Trimble, BVMS, MS, PGCertVetEd, DACVIM (LAIM)

CO-COURSE LEADER

Amanda Trimble, BVMS, MS, PGCertVetEd, DACVIM (LAIM)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Equine Internal Medicine
Texas A&M University

Dr. Amanda Trimble is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Equine Internal Medicine at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Originally from the east coast, she attended vet school at the University of Glasgow in Scotland before returning to the US for an equine rotating internship at the University of Missouri in 2014. In 2018, she completed her residency and Masters of Biomedical Science at Kansas State University before returning to the University of Missouri for a post-doctoral fellowship and pursuing a Masters of Veterinary Education at RVC. Her professional interests include infectious disease and veterinary education. 


Michelle Coleman, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)

Michelle Coleman, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)
Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine and Associate Department Head for Clinical Programs
Texas A&M University

Michelle Coleman is a 2007 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an  internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, KY prior to starting a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Texas A&M University. Upon completion of her residency, she completed a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences with a focus on the epidemiology of equine infectious and endocrinological disease. Dr. Coleman is currently an Assistant Professor in Large Animal Internal Medicine and an Associate Department Head for Academic Programs at Texas A&M University. Her current research focus involves the role of interplay of the gastrointestinal tract in asthma and obesity. 


Jean-Yin Tan, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM)

Jean-Yin Tan, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM)
Senior Instructor (Equine Clinical Sciences), Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences
University of Calgary

Dr. Jean-Yin Tan is a Board-certified equine internal medicine specialist and Senior Instructor at the University of Calgary. Dr. Tan graduated from Cornell University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2005 and completed an internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in New Jersey. After a large animal internal medicine residency at University of Minnesota, she incorporated her expertise in internal medicine with general practice as an equine ambulatory practitioner at UC Davis in California and subsequently in private practice in New Jersey, where she also began internal medicine consultancy work. In 2011 Dr Tan opened a successful ambulatory and referral equine veterinary clinic in Upstate New York, where she served as Managing Partner. In 2015 she joined the University of Calgary, where she teaches equine internal medicine, clinical skills, professional skills, and business. She obtained her certificate of professional management in 2020 and is anticipated to complete her Master of Business Administration in 2022. She has held several international leadership roles, including Chair of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Advanced Continuing Education committee and member of the Board of Regents, and founding Chair of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion taskforce. A winner of the 2019 AAEP Good Works for Horses award, she was named one of Avenue Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 and received the University of Calgary Teaching Award for Educational Leadership in 2021.


Cris Navas de Solis, LV, MS, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)

Cris Navas de Solis, LV, MS, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)
Assistant Professor, Cardiology Ultrasound and Internal Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Cris Navas received his veterinary degree from the UCH-CEU University in Valencia, Spain, PhD from UAB, Barcelona, Spain and Masters Of Veterinary Clinical Medicine from the University of Illinois. He completed a residency in Equine Internal Medicine (University of Illinois) and Fellowship in Cardiology and Ultrasound (University of Pennsylvania) and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine since 2009. Dr. Navas joined Texas A&M as Clinical Assistant Professor from 2015-2019 and returned to PennVet in 2019. Dr. Navas' clinical activity and research focuses in equine cardiology and ultrasound.

 

Virginia Reef, DVM, DACVIM, DECVDI, DACVSMR

Virginia Reef, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM), DECVDI, DACVSMR
Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Virginia Reef, a 1979 graduate of The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, completed a rotating internship in large animal medicine and surgery, and a residency in large animal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She then became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Reef subsequently became the Director of the Large Animal Cardiology and Ultrasound Service.  Shortly thereafter she was instrumental in establishing the Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging at New Bolton Center and was the Chief of that Section for over 20 years. Dr. Reef has worked on the faculty at Penn for the past 30 years, advancing through the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor. She has trained the majority of academics focusing on equine cardiology and ultrasonography in the United States, as well as many individuals in private practice and overseas. She was granted a prestigious endowed chair at Penn and currently serves as the Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Emeritus Professor of Medicine. She is one of the charter diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a large animal associate member of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She is an honorary diplomate of the ACVIM College of Cardiology (2019). In addition to numerous original publications, she is the author and editor of a standard textbook on equine diagnostic imaging, “Equine Diagnostic Ultrasound” and was the chair of the ACVIM/ECEIM Consensus statement “Recommendations for Management of Equine Athletes with Cardiovascular Abnormalities”.  Dr. Reef received the 2013 ACVIM Robert W. Kirk award, the 2015 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) distinguished educator award (Academic division), a doctor “honaris causa” from Ghent University in 2016 and the AAEP Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art lecturer in 2018.

 

Mary Durando, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)

Mary Durando, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)
Partner, Equine Sports Medicine Consultants, LLC

Dr. Mary Durando received her DVM from the University of Georgia before completing a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Florida. After receiving a PhD in physiology with a research emphasis centered on endotoxin tolerance at the Medical University of South Carolina, she completed a fellowship in Ultrasound and Cardiology in the Sports Medicine Section at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center. This was followed by a 3-year position in equine cardiopulmonary/exercise physiology research, primarily using horses exercising on a highspeed treadmill, in the Section of Sports Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center.

Dr. Durando is currently part owner of Equine Sports Medicine Consultants, an ambulatory consulting practice in southeastern Pennsylvania, focusing on sports medicine and imaging, cardiology and internal medicine. She also has a part-time position at The Mid Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, NJ. Her clinical interests include cardiology and respiratory disorders and how dysfunction in these systems affects performance, as well as neonatology. 

 

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