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 June 30, 2022
  • Location: Virtual
  • Audience: ACVIM, ECVIM-CA and ECVN Diplomates and candidates 
  • Specialty: Neurology
  • Type: On Demand
  • CE Hours: 6.50


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This program has been approved for 6.5 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.

George M. Strain, PhD

George M. Strain, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
Louisiana State University

Dr. George M. Strain is Professor of Neuroscience at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering (Illinois), his MS in biomedical engineering and PhD in physiology and biomedical engineering (Iowa State), followed by postdoctoral training in neurophysiology and neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has provided electrodiagnostic services in the teaching hospital for 42 years, has published extensively on electrodiagnostic testing, deafness, epilepsy, and other areas of veterinary neurology, and is the author of Deafness in Dogs and Cats. His current research emphasis is on the molecular genetics of pigment-associated deafness in dogs.

Colette Williams, PhD

Colette Williams, PhD
EDX Consultant
University of California, Davis

Colette Williams has spent nearly four decades performing and teaching electrodiagnostics (EDX), including: EMG, MNCV/SNCV, REP STIM, late waves, BAER, EEG, and SEP.  She has contributed an EEG chapter to Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult and co-authored EDX chapters in Tobias’s Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal and Ettinger’s Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  She also has over 40 publications and is a reviewer for several journals. Colette consults for numerous universities and specialty practices.  Her mission is to encourage the use of these techniques in veterinary medicine and to raise the standards to the level of those in human medicine.

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