COVID-19 Update

With the global impact of COVID-19 and the postponement of the 2020 ACVIM North American Neuroscience Course (Brain Camp) until summer 2022, we understand that this is an extremely challenging time for residents and has been very disruptive to resident training. As a result, we are delivering a portion of the ACVIM North American Neuroscience Course (Brain Camp) as an online program.

Course Information

  • Date: On Demand through August 2026
  • Location: On Demand
  • Audience:  ACVECC, ACVIM, ACVR, ACVS and ECVIM-CA/ECVN Diplomates and Candidates 
  • Specialty: Neurology
  • Type: On Demand
  • CE Hours:  6.0


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This program has been submitted and approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.

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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 received her DVM from the University of Florida in 2005. She completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Missouri and a neurology specialty internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. She completed a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at Tufts University in 2010 and became a board-certified specialist of the ACVIM that same year. Dr. Carrera-Justiz spent four years in private practice at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital before moving back to Gainesville, Florida to be a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida, where she has been since 2014.

Jay Griffin, DVM, DACVR

Jay Griffin, DVM, DACVR
Associate Professor, Radiology
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 two 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, where he also serves as the Radiology Service Group Leader. Dr. Griffin’s major clinical and research interest is MRI of the brain and spinal cord.  He is passionate about teaching practical things and serving veterinarians.  

Silke Hecht, Dr. med. vet., DACVR, DECVDI

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

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 has been with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine since 2005 and is currently a professor of Radiology. Her areas of interest include MRI, neuroimaging, oncologic imaging.  She has over 80 peer reviewed publications, has written 25 book chapters, and is the Editor of a Textbook on Veterinary Radiology.

Matthew D. Winter, DVM, DACVR

Matthew D. Winter, DVM, DACVR
Vice President, VetCT North America; Clinical Associate Professor, Diagnostic Imaging
University of Florida

Dr. Matt Winter graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After three years of dairy, equine and small animal practice, he completed a residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  He was part of the faculty at the Iowa State University (2004-2007).  In 2016-17, he served as the Executive Vice President of Veterinary Education at the North American Veterinary Community. Dr. Winter is currently Vice President of North America and Director of Education for Veterinary Consultants in Telemedicine, a global teleradiology and telemedicine company, and continues to serve as Clinical Associate Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where he has been since 2007.

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