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World-renown equine behaviorist to speak at Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference

  |   Continuing Education

The WSVMA is pleased to announce Gemma Pearson, BVMS, CERT AVP, MScR will speak on Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30, on equine behavior at the upcoming Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference in Tacoma. A graduate of University of Glasgow, Dr. Pearson is the Senior Training Scholar in Equine Practice and runs the Equine Behavior Service at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh. She has over 15 years of experience in working with equine behavior cases.

Dr. Pearson’s presentations will focus on equine learning theory and the body of research that has advanced a deeper understanding of how horses learn, act and behave. She’ll cover how to spot the problem horse and prevent problems, Included will be evidence-based techniques for dealing with common unwanted behaviors such as the needle shy horse, how to undertake nerve blocks without getting kicked, or give oral medication to a reluctant patient.

16th Annual Fun Run/Walk/Bike

What better way to start your day of learning at the conference than to participate in the 16th Annual Fun Run/Walk/Bike along the picturesque Tacoma waterfront taking place on Saturday, Sept. 30. Not only will your day be off to a healthy start, but you’ll benefit veterinary students as well. A $10 donation benefits the WSVMA Past Presidents’ Scholarship Fund.

Registration is open

Register today to learn from stellar scientific speakers, business experts and special guests that will present a variety of cutting edge topics. In addition to a full program of notable scientific small animal, large animal and equine tracks, sessions will be offered on what you need to know about service animals, student loan repayment, blending family and career and work-life balance, surviving the technician shortage, employment law, the VFD for companion animals and many more.

Registration packets will arrive in your mailboxes soon. Check out preliminary info on the WSVMA website and go ahead and get registered! This is one conference you don’t want to miss!