Resident Endoscopy & Laparoscopy Boot Camp

March 21, 2022 8:00 AM


Your registration fee includes: 

  • Session content and course materials
  • Refreshment breaks and lunches for five days
  • Reception/dinner on four nights
  • Transportation between the host hotel and Colorado State University

Attendees are responsible for their own airfare, airport ground transportation and hotel. 

Diplomate registration - while this course was designed to meet the needs of residents, there is limited availability for Diplomate attendance. If all Diplomate registrations are full, please add yourself to the waitlist so that you may be contacted if additional spots open.

Proof of vaccination is required in order to attend this course.


Royal Canin is offering the first 27 non-local candidates who register a $500 travel award to help offset airfare and other travel costs associated with attending this course. More information will be sent to registrants who qualify.

Existing User

(ACVIM Diplomates and candidates; previous ACVIM event attendees)

New User

(No previous ACVIM Forum or ACE course attendance)


Colorado State University

C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute
2350 Gillette Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
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Colorado State University's new Translational Medicine Institute (TMI) is a high-tech innovation hub, bringing together smart people to work in creative spaces where innovation will thrive. The TMI’s goal is to discover and deliver solutions that utilize the body’s healing capacity and improves the lives of animals and the humans that care for them.

For more information on the Translational Medicine Institute, please click here


Hilton Fort Collins
425 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 482-2626
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The Hilton Fort Collins is conveniently located near Colorado State University and Old Town and downtown area. 

ACVIM group rate:
$179.00 + tax per night for single occupancy room.
$189.00 + tax per night for double occupancy room.

Room rates include breakfast, in-room internet and parking.

To make a reservation: please email Rooms are available on a first-come, first served basis until our group rate is sold out.


David Twedt


David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
Associate Director of Continuing Education in the Translational Medicine Institute
Colorado State University 

Dr. David Twedt is past President of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Publication and research interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal disease, and endoscopy. He has also been the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards including the ACVIM Robert W Kirk Award for Professional Excellence and the Veterinary Endoscopy Society Pioneer in Endoscopy award. He is also the editor of several textbooks including Current Veterinary Therapy.

Julie Byron


Julie Byron, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Professor, Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University

Julie Byron is a 1998 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She completed an internship at VCA West LA and residency at OSU in 2004.  She was a faculty member at University of Illinois before moving back to Columbus Ohio for a position at OSU in 2011. She is currently at the rank of Professor – Clinical at OSU. She has a strong interest in lower urinary tract disease and nephrology, as well as interventional endoscopy.  She has published research and book chapters on urinary disorders and cystoscopy, and has a strong love of clinical teaching. 

Lynelle Johnson


Lynelle Johnson, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Professor, Department of Medicine & Epidemiology
University of California, Davis

Dr. Lynelle Johnson received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University, was in private practice in New York, and completed a Master’s Degree and residency program at the University of Illinois. She received her Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Missouri. Dr. Johnson’s research is focused on validation of diagnostic tests for respiratory diseases as well as identifying novel respiratory conditions.  She runs a busy respiratory service and routinely performs endoscopic and interventional procedures.  Dr. Johnson has published multiple articles and book chapters on respiratory topics and just completed the second edition of her textbook, Canine and Feline Respiratory Medicine. She has lectured nationally and internationally on respiratory medicine and respiratory endoscopy.

Michael Leib


Michael S. Leib, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine 
Virginia Tech

Dr. Michael Leib received his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1979. He spent 18 months in a small animal emergency clinic in Atlanta, GA. In 1983 he completed a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine and a MS in Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University. Since 1983 he has been in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.  In 2017 he retired and was appointed Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine. In the teaching hospital he served as a staff internist and specialist in gastroenterology and endoscopy. Dr. Leib’s clinical and research interests are in gastroenterology and endoscopy and has published extensively and has lectured nationally and internationally.

Michael Matz


Michael E. Matz, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Southwest Veterinary Internal Medicine

Dr. Michael Matz is a graduate of Colorado State University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Matz has served on the faculty at Tufts University and Massey University (New Zealand). Since 2004 he has been in private referral practice in Tucson, AZ. His primary clinical interests are in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Sarah Shropshire


Sarah Shropshire DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Colorado State University

Dr. Sarah Shropshire completed her internship at the University of Georgia followed by her residency and PhD at Colorado State University.  She is currently an assistant professor and serves as faculty at Colorado State University.

Todd Tams


CMO for External Affairs
Mars Veterinary Health

Dr. Todd Tams received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 1977.  After interning at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Colorado State University.  Dr. Tams was a staff internist at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston from 1981-1984, where he then returned to Los Angeles. In January 1987, West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group became the first VCA hospital, and for more than 30 years he served as Chief Medical Officer for VCA, as well as being on staff as a part-time internist at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. In 2020 Dr. Tams transitioned to his new role as Mars Veterinary Health CMO for External Affairs. Dr. Tams was named as a Distinguished Alumnus of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He has published two textbooks and has presented numerous seminars and wet labs on his special interest areas of gastroenterology and GI endoscopy.

Craig Webb


Craig Webb, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Professor, Small Animal Medicine
Colorado State University

After completing his PhD in Neuroscience, Dr. Craig Webb earned his DVM from the University of Wisconsin. He did his internship at Alameda East in Denver where he experienced his 15 minutes of fame on Animal Planets “Emergency Vets” TV show. Dr. Webb was a resident at CSU, with Dr. David Twedt as his mentor, and has remained on faculty at the VTH ever since. He very much enjoys working with residents on the clinic floor and in GI research.

Course Information

  • Date: March 21-25, 2022
  • Start Time: Monday at 8:00 am MT
  • End Time: Friday at 5:30 pm MT
  • Location: Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
  • Audience: ACVIM candidates; ACVIM Diplomates (space permitting)
  • Specialty: Small Animal Internal Medicine
  • Type: Lecture and Hands-on lab
  • CE Hours: 40


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