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Date: May 8 - 10, 2020
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Peninsula Equine Medical Center
100 Ansel Lane
Menlo Park, CA 94026
Contact: Hadley Bickford
Phone: 1 (650) 854 - 3162




Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the California 3-Day Module,

 Menlo Park, CA, May 8-10, 2020

is postponed until the Summer months. 


We are actively exploring the Live Stream possibilities of this Module. 


We will distribute more on this in the near future.


Attendees please reach out to Module host for more specifics:

 Contact: Hadley Bickford

Phone: 1 (650) 854 - 3162

Email: [email protected]



This Event is Open to All Veterinarians.



This event is hosted by:

 This program is being submitted (but is not yet approved) for 20 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.



ISELP offers a comprehensive program of advanced education in the field of equine lamenesses and osteoarticular, musculotendinous and nervous pathology, covering the different parts of the locomotor system of the horse. These modules cover eight topics

  • Distal frontlimb: foot, pastern, fetlock jt.

  • Middle frontlimb: palmar fetlock, metacarpus and tendons, carpus, carpal canal

  • Proximal frontlimb: forearm, elbow and shoulder

  • Distal hindlimb:foot, pastern, fetlock, metatarsus

  • Middle hindlimb: hock and crus

  • Proximal hindlimb: stifle and thigh

  • Neck and thoracolumbar area

  • Lumbosacral area and pelvis


For 2020, our area of focus will be the Neck & Back.

For each topic, the following data will be considered:

  • Descriptive anatomy

  • Functional anatomy and Biomechanics

  • Clinical (physical and dynamic) examination including diagnostic blocks

  • Diagnostic imaging (radiology, ultrasonography, nuclear scintigraphy, MRI)

  • Treatment and management

 The first two days of the 3-Day Module will take place at:

The Palo Alto Elks Lodge

4249 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA 94306


The third day of the 3-Day Module will take place at:

Peninsula Equine Medical Center

100 Ansel Lane

Menlo Park, CA 94026



Lecturers and Hands On Instructors Include:



Jean-Marie Denoix, DVM, Phd, Assoc. LA-ECVDI, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP), & ISELP President

Dr. Denoix of the CIRALE (Center of Imaging and Research on Equine Locomotor Affections) in Normandy, France is considered the world’s foremost equine musculoskeletal system anatomist as well as a leading equine diagnostic ultrasonographer. Dr. Denoix is a founder and current president of ISELP and was also the 2006 recipient of the Schering Plough Equine Research Award from the World Equine Veterinary Association for outstanding applied research work in Equine Diagnostic Imaging. Jean-Marie has been the invited speaker at many international meetings in more than 30 countries around the world on topics related to clinical examination and imaging of equine locomotor problems.


Billy Hodge, DVM, MRCVS, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

Dr. William Hodge graduated from Liverpool Veterinary School in England in May 2007. Upon graduation, he quickly turned his focus to the equine athlete. In the UK, he worked on pleasure horses and sport horses of all backgrounds under the supervision of several diplomats and experienced clinicians before joining a referral equine clinic. There he worked with eventers, show jumpers and pleasure horses evaluating lamenesses using digital imaging (bone scan, ultrasound, radiography and MRI) with a focus on therapy and regeneration of injuries. When he returned to North America, he spent several years working predominantly with race horses and sport horses in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Dr. Hodge is the author of a novel technique of alcohol-fusion in the lower hock joint as a therapy for chronic lameness in horses. His interest in poor performance and equine medicine has also been a large focus of his career carrying out emergency medicine/care, colic management, anaesthesia, gastroscopy, abdominal and thoracic ultrasound and routine dentistry. He also spent several years at a large stud farm in the UK providing reproductive services.

However, his focus has remained largely on lameness, diagnostics and return of the equine athlete to previous performance. He continues to search for novel techniques and rehabilitation regimes for horses with soft tissue injuries of the distal and proximal limb. Billy completed his ISELP certification in 2017 and is now the second veterinarian in Canada with ISELP certification.


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.

 Richard Mitchell, DVM, MRCVS, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

Rick Mitchell grew up on his family’s working horse farm in North Carolina. He participated in fox-hunting, and hunter/jumper competitions from childhood to an adult. He graduated from the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. He served on active duty in the USAF Veterinary Corps for two years following graduation. He then began private practice in Connecticut with his mentor, Dr. Howard Raven in 1976. He currently is a part owner of Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, CT and practices equine medicine and surgery with an emphasis on lameness and imaging. He has been internationally certified in veterinary acupuncture and equine locomotor pathology as well as completing requirements for Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) in 2015. Rick has been involved in national and international equine competitions as both a rider and veterinarian. As a rider, he has won two national championships and one world championship in various disciplines. He has authored multiple nationally and internationally published articles and textbook chapters on equine health care. He has been an invited speaker on sport horse medicine in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, South America, Africa, India, and Mexico. Rick has served on multiple Boards of Directors including the United States Equestrian Federation, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Rick is a current Trustee for the American Horse Council and chairman of the Health and Regulatory Committee. He was also a founding member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology, serving on the society’s board of directors. 2016 marked his sixth visit to the Olympic Games as an attending veterinarian for the US Equestrian Team. 2015 marked his fifth Pan American games as well. He is now serving as Chair of the The Foundation For The Horse Advisory Council.


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.


 Kirsten Neil, BVSc (Hons) MACVSc, MS, DACVIM, CMAVA, DACVSMR, Certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP)

Dr Kirsten Neil graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1996. Kirsten completed an internship in the Scone Veterinary Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit followed by a residency in equine medicine at Michigan State University in 2004. At the same time, Kirsten completed a Masters degree in equine osteoarthritis at Michigan State. Kirsten is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

In 2008 Kirsten decided to concentrate on her particular interest in performance horses and started Sporthorse Veterinary Specialists, a practice dedicated to sport and pleasure horses. Kirsten provides second opinion, medical and referral consultations for other veterinarians, and concentrates on problems in sporthorses, in particular lameness and poor performance. Kirstenhas a special interest in musculoskeletal ultrasonography and lectures and instructs veterinarians at conferences in Australia in musculoskeletal ultrasonography. In 2012 Kirstenbecame a certified member of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP). Kirsten gained status as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013.


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


 Sarah Puchalski, DVM, DACVR
Dr. Sarah Puchalski hails from Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada. She has a bachelor of science degree from Simon Fraser University in B.C. and graduated veterinary school in 1999 from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Following veterinary school she completed a 2 year program (internship/ residency) in Field Service and Sports Medicine at New Bolton Center, the large animal hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then pursued further training in diagnostic imaging at the University of California, Davis completing a 4 year residency in 2005. She attained board certification by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2004.
Upon completion of her residency, she obtained a faculty position in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences at the University of California, Davis earning tenure in 2012. During that time she was actively involved in didactic and clinical teaching, research and clinical diagnostic imaging. She has authored or co-authored more than 40 scientific articles and multiple book chapters relating to diagnostic imaging in veterinary medicine.
In 2013, Sarah left the University to build a diagnostic imaging consulting business. Currently she reads MRI, CT, nuclear scintigraphy and radiographs for clinics around the world with clients in the USA and Canada, Australia, continental Europe and the UK. She is based in Wellington, Florida during the Winter Equestrian Festival at Palm Beach Equine Clinic where she is responsible for the interpretation of imaging studies on equine athletes competing during the winter season. During the remainder of the year she is based in Petaluma, California at Circle Oak Equine. Sarah is an avid show jumper competing in the amateur owner divisions in Wellington and Northern California.  



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