Announcing the 2016 Fall Scholarship Continuing Education Seminarhorsesatdawn


Friday, October 14, 2016
at the
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
503 North Jackson Avenue in Jefferson, WI  53549


WEPA Inc is pleased to welcome three great speakers presenting on equine clinical topics in the morning session, with a hands-on wet lab in the afternoon focusing on GI ultrasound using equipment furnished by Sound/Elkin.

Dr Keith Poulsen, DVM PhD, DACVIM, will present a review of acute phase proteins based on recently completed research.

Dr Fernando Marqués, DVM, DACVIM will do a presentation on case-based GI disease, applicable biochemistry and blood gases, including patient management and treatment.

Dr Sarah Raabis, DVM, DACVIM will present case-based CBC review.
Come join us for a day of Continuing Education and camaraderie with fellow practitioners! R.A.C.E. approved!

This CE seminar is open to practicing veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Both will receive CE credit toward state requirements.

An important part of our day’s presentation will be the industry representatives in attendance, displaying the latest and greatest products for all of your clinic needs.

We invite WVMA attendees to join us for a day of equine CE!  Jefferson is only a quick 20 minute drive east of Madison!


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Veterinarians with 2016 paid membership:   $125

Veterinarians plus 2016 membership:   $160

Vet Techs:   $75

Veterinarians in first 2 years of practice:   $35

Veterinary Students:  $15

(Fees include Breakfast and Lunch)


8:30-9:00 AM            Registration & Light Breakfast

Visit Vendor Booths

9:00-12:00                Lecture Presentations with Breaks

Visit Vendor Booths

12:00-12:30              Lunch/Vendor Booths

12:30-1 PM               WEPA Business Meeting

1:15-4:00                   Wet Lab

Questions?  Email Cheryl Kopacz


Meet Our Speakers:
drkeithpoulsenDr. Keith Poulsen is the Diagnostic Case and Outreach Coordinator at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.  He also holds a second appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Medical Sciences Department at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine and practices as a specialist in Large Animal Internal Medicine in the UW Veterinary Care Large Animal Teaching Hospital. Dr. Poulsen is a Wisconsin native and earned a BS in Biochemistry (2000) and DVM (2004) at the University of Wisconsin.  He interned at North Carolina State University in the Food Animal Medicine and Surgery Program prior to returning to Wisconsin for his residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine and earned diplomate status from ACVIM in 2008.  Following clinical training, Dr. Poulsen earned a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.  He spent two years at Oregon State University as a faculty member in Large Animal Internal Medicine and has returned to the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Dr. Poulsen has special interests in cattle health and zoonotic infectious diseases.  He also has an active role in the UW Global Health Institute with current focus on cattle health in Ecuador.


drfernandojmarquesDr. Fernando J. Marqués received his DVM degree from the University of Buenos Aires. He was a successful equine practitioner for more than fifteen years in Argentina. His experience was focused primarily in the areas of neonatology, theriogenology, and sports medicine. In 2005, he completed his board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2006 Dr. Marqués joined the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), University of Saskatchewan, as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine. He served in many scientific national and international committees, and sat as Chairman of the Equine Health & Welfare committee of the Saskatchewan Horse Federation. In addition to his work as an internal medicine specialist in the Veterinary Medical Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Marqués served as an Assistant Hospital Director for the Large Animal Clinic. Dr. Marqués continues his teaching career at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 2016.


drraabisDr. Raabis is originally from Massachusetts and completed her BA in 2008 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. She attended Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2012. During her time there she completed an International Certificate in Livestock and Humanitarian Assistance and was a Phi Zeta Honor Society member. She then completed an internship at Colorado State University in livestock medicine and surgery. During the internship, she was able to complete multiple weeks of clinics in Equine Internal Medicine as well as Theriogenology. Following the internship, she completed a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013-2016) and became board certified in July of 2016. She is currently a PhD student at UW-Madison in Comparative Biomedical Sciences focusing her research on the nasopharyngeal microflora of dairy calves.


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