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ISELP San Antonio Wet Lab

Date: November 17, 2017
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The San Antonio Rose Palace
25665 Boerne Stage Rd
San Antonio , TX 78255
Contact: Carmen Musick
Phone: (1) 540-687-4663







ISELP San Antonio Wet Lab

"The Neck & Back"


Just one day prior to the AAEP Convention, 

ISELP Certified Members will be facilitating

a very special and unique Hands On Wet Lab.


This will not be like any other wet lab you've attended.


ISELP has gathered many of the top equine sports medicine veterinarians from around the world, to share their expertise and spend a day providing intense hands on training and instruction in the area of ultrasound techniques and methodology of approaches.


The day will begin with Dr. Kurt Selberg, & Dr. H.J. (Erik) Bergman, discussing and demonstrating ultrasound techniques on the Neck & Back, Common Lesions, Imaging, Clinical Presentations, and Treatment. 


After the live demonstration you will break in to small groups in which ISELP Certified Instructors will guide you through how to properly implement these techniques yourself.


It's a wonderful opportunity to sharpen your practical skills with hands-on training by some of the most world renowned equine vets.


This is truly an exceptional experience you'll want to make time for in your week's schedule of educational activities.





9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  - Check In, Coffee, & Pastries


10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Lecture and Demonstration of ultrasound techniques on the Neck & Back, Common Lesions, Imaging, Clinical Presentations, and Treatment.  -  Dr. Kurt Selberg  & Dr. Erik Bergman


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. -  LUNCH


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Break out into first wet lab session working on either the neck or back, guided by ISELP Certified Instructors (Groups are limited to a maximum of 5 per station)


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Break out into second wet lab session working on the opposite body part, guided by ISELP Certified Instructors (Groups are limited to a maximum of 5 per station)



Your ISELP Certified Instructors Include


Kent Allen, DVM, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

ISELP Board Member & Executive Director


An avid competitor with American Quarter Horses throughout his youth, Dr. Kent Allen received his DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 1979. His practice currently focuses on top level sports medicine, lameness and diagnostic imaging at Virginia Equine Imaging. He lectures to veterinarians and horse people throughout the nation and the world on lameness, imaging and sports medicine topics.





H.J.(Erik)Bergman, DVM, Diplomate ECAR, Associate Member ECVDI, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)
ISELP Board Member

Dr. Bergman graduated in Ghent (Belgium) in 1996 and completed a residency in Equine Reproduction. He was co-founder of a large equine referral hospital in 2000, where he was responsible for the hospital’s diagnostic imaging capabilities. During this period Dr.Bergman became one of the first ISELP certified members and was acknowledged by the ECVDI to become an Associate Member, training residents in equine imaging.
Recently Dr.Bergman started the Sporthorse Medical Diagnostic Centre (SMDC) in The Netherlands. This hospital provides up to date diagnostic imaging equipment, including digital radiography, high resolution ultrasonography, UTC, nuclear scintigraphy and standing MRI. This centre combines all modern diagnostic- and treatment options with expertise, experience and good communication. Their vision is “Excellence will be tolerated, perfection is our goal”.



Kurt Selberg, DVM, MS, DACVR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

Kurt Selberg is a North Idaho native; where his family owned a quarter horse ranch.  He received his bachelors degree in animal science from the University of Idaho.  He then went on to obtain a master of science in nutritional physiology from the University of Florida.  After completing his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University, he completed an equine sports medicine internship at Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg, VA. Dr. Selberg completed a three year radiology residency at Colorado State University.  Following his residency he completed fellowship in advanced imaging with training from Colorado State University and from Musculoskeletal Radiologists at The Imaging Center in Fort Collins, CO. He was an Assistant Professor of Equine Diagnostic imaging at the University of Georgia for 4 years.  He has recently taken a position at Colorado State University in Equine Diagnostic Imaging.  His area of interest is the equine athlete and equine musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging.  He is a certified member and lecturer at many of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology continuing education events. Dr. Selberg is currently serving as a section facilitator for the AAEP education programs committee in lameness and imaging.   Aside from radiology, he also enjoys skiing , fishing, spending time with good friends and family, his lovely wife Katie, yellow dogs, and the newest addition to the family our little girl Beckett. 


Russ Peterson, DVM, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

ISELP Board Member

A native of Santa Barbara, CA, Dr. Peterson earned his Bachelor of Science, Biology from Claremont Men’s College; Master of Science, Animal Nutrition, from University of California at Davis, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis. In 1979, Dr. Peterson co-founded Peninsula Equine, a two-man Thoroughbred/Quarter Racing and Sport Horse practice, which quickly grew to be solely a Sport Horse practice within two short years.  During these early years, Dr. Peterson played a key role in establishing veterinary supervision and standards for the AERC endurance competitions from 1979-1990. He quickly became sought after by many of the nation’s most prestigious associations. In 1984 he was active as a founder and board member of the Association of Equine Sports Medicine, in 1986 member of the UC Davis External Advisory Board, and in 1993 began service on the California Veterinary Licensing Board Exam Committee among others.




Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

ISELP Board Member

Dr. Duncan Peters received his DVM in 1982 from the University of California-Davis and has been practicing sport horse medicine for over 30 years. He became a certified member of ISELP in 2008 and sits on the Board of Directors. He is an active AAEP member and past board of director. He earned diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) in 2013. He was an associate professor in clinical equine lameness and sports medicine at Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, from 2012 to 2015. Dr. Peters is currently co-owner of East-West Equine Sports Medicine, LLC, Lexington, Kentucky, a private practice focused on diagnosis and treatment of equine lameness, poor performance and overall management of the sport horse for optimum performance. He has consulted and authored many articles in lay publications and is a contributing author for Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, Hinchcliff et al. and Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Robinson and Sprayberry. Dr. Peters is an active member in a variety of sport horse associations and a member of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Veterinary and Drugs and Medication Committees. He is a USEF evaluation veterinarian for the eventing, dressage and endurance discipline international teams and a multi-disciplined Federation Equestrian Internationale (FEI) veterinarian. He has been one of the USA team veterinarians for the para-equestrian and vaulting disciplines since 2014. He was a member of the Veterinary Commission during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and the 2015 Pan American Games. Dr Peters is a member of the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association (NAVRMA), actively competes in hunter/jumper shows and fox hunts regularly.



 Cooper Williams VMD, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

 Dr. Cooper Williams graduated with honors in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He accepted a post graduate internship at Delaware Equine Center, where he developed their ultrasound imaging program. In 1987 he moved to Maryland where he worked for two years at Maryland Equine Center, also developing their ultrasound program. In 1989 Dr. Williams started his own practice, focusing on diagnostics and sports medicine in equine athletes. Dr. Williams passed his examination and was certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) in 2009 and has continued on as a certified instructor with ISELP, teaching other equine veterinarians all over the world. Dr Williams successfully passed his examination and is officially a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2014 He is a member of the veterinary advisory board for ACell, Inc., a tissue engineering company.





Roland Thaler, VMD, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)


Dr. Roland Thaler earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. His internship was at the Delaware Equine Center in Cochranville, PA. In addition to owning and operating a private practice, he is an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and a clinical instructor at Baker College. He is a Certified Member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology, Certified Member of the College of Animal Chiropractors and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.








Jessica Morgan DVM, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

Jessica grew up in central Minnesota in an active horse family. She is a Kansas State University CVM graduate and is a private Equine practitioner focused on equine lameness diagnostics and therapeutics. She and her husband operate Morgan Equine Veterinary & Farrier Hospital in the finger lakes region of up state New York and spend the winter months in Ocala Florida with their horses.

Her professional veterinary educational efforts have led to training in horseshoeing, an equine medicine and surgery internship, veterinary acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic and equine dentistry courses. In 2010 she became an ISELP certified member in Equine Locomotor Pathology.

As a life-long multidisciplinary equestrian competitor; she currently enjoys the mental challenge of USDF shows and the athletic complexity of USEA horse trials. She has a talented and opinionated Westphalan mare who is moving through the levels nicely in both organizations.



Suzan Oakley, DVM, DACVSMR, DABVP, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

Dr. Oakley is a board certified specialist in equine practice and is one of the few veterinarians in this country certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP). Her practice focuses on lameness and imaging in performance horses and she has a special interest and extensive training in the use of ultrasound for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of sport horse injuries. She feels that a complete and accurate diagnosis of the whole horse is the most effective tool in the rehabilitation of an injury, allowing the horse to return to work as soon as possible.

Dr. Oakley has lectured nationally and internationally on equine musculoskeletal anatomy and ultrasound and shares her advanced proficiency in musculoskeletal ultrasound as an instructor at veterinary ultrasound courses, including ISELP. She is also a courtesy adjunct professor in the Practice Based Equine Clerkship at the University of Florida. Dr. Oakley currently practices in Orlando, Ocala and Wellington Florida.

A classical dressage rider, Dr. Oakley is particularly interested in the use of basic dressage exercises as part of physical therapy and rehabilitation protocols. Dr. Oakley employs rehabilitation protocols and modalities into practice such as Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), to maintain soundness and increase the horse’s comfort and performance.


Ugo Carrozzo, Veterinarian, FEI Official Veterinarian, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)


After graduating with honors in Bologna in 1998, he plays a short period of training at the Regional Djursukuset of Helsingborg (S) and then a one-year internship at the Clinic Desbrosse (F); after that he started equine practice with particular interest in orthopaedics improving his skills with frequent professional updates in Italy and abroad. In 2005, he served as head of the Veterinary Team of the Republic of San Marino at the Mediterranean Games( Spain) in 2009 and he has played the same role supporting the team of Show Jumping representative of Marocco at the Mediterranean Games (Italy) and since march 2017 he is a team vet of Italian Team of showjumping. In the 2008 he launched a partnership which culminated in the establishment of the Equine Clinic San Biagio, the first Italian center with equine standing MRI system. In 2012 he became FEI official vet and in 2013 he got a certification of ISELP. He was part as instructors for several ISELP courses and as a speaker in several meetings. Since 2016 he has undertaken the course for" diplome de cinesiologie, physioterapie et readaptation veterinaire " CIRALE (FR)



Christian Pedersen, DVM, Swedish Equine Specialist, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)


Christian has worked for 11 years at the Evidensia Equine Specialist Hospital in Helsingborg, Sweden, focusing exclusively on equine orthopedics and with a special interest in racehorse injuries and shoeing.






Michael Hoge DVM, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)


Michael Hoge is the owner of Murrieta Equine located in Southern Calif.  Murrieta Equine is a non-ambulatory equine practice with a focus on lameness.  The objective of the practice is to offer a comprehensive diagnosis and the incorporation of biomechanical principals into the rehabilitation as well as regenerative medicine as a treatment option.






A Maximum of 2-5 Attendees per station

There will be 10 Ultrasound Stations, each with a horse and world-class instructor



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 $450.00 - Non- Members

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