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Continuing Education

In general, it takes eight years of college to train and educate a veterinarian. Additional years for internships and residencies of advanced training are required for specialization in surgery and internal medicine. Armed with the knowledge and skills, we embark on a lifetime of professional development. Indeed, choosing to be an equine veterinarian is not so much a career as it is a lifestyle.

At the Mid-Rivers Equine Centre, we commit ourselves to extensive hours of continuing education each year and this section of our website is an attempt to reveal the details of this commitment. When it comes to treating horses and their many ailments, more is known today than anytime before. Research offers bits and pieces of the puzzle, our mission is to understand this information and apply it to our patients in a manner that will relieve pain, prevent suffering and encourage healing.

2013 Continuing Education Log

January 31 - February 2
Orlando, FL
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
February 18
Wentzville, MO
MREC Spring CE Meeting Dr. Ellis
February 18
Wentzville, MO
MREC Spring CE Meeting Dr. Herath
February 18
Wentzville, MO
MREC Spring CE Meeting Dr. Hoover
February 18
Wentzville, MO
MREC Spring CE Meeting Dr. Mrad
February 18
Wentzville, MO
MREC Spring CE Meeting Dr. Baxter
March 30
Wentzville, MO
Farrier/Veterinary Clinic Dr. Hoover
June 12-16
Seattle, WA
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Meeting Dr. Mrad
June 15
Columbia, MO
MVMA Summer Equine Meeting Dr. Hoover
September 7-11
San Diego, CA
International Veterinary Emegency & Critial Care Society Meeting Dr. Hoover
October 11-13
St. Louis, MO
Purina Equine Meeting Dr. Herath
October 16-20
Boca Raton, FL
Florida Association Equine Practioners Dr. Baxter
October 23-27
San Antonio, TX
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Meeting Dr. Hartman
November 19
Online Training
Standards of Veterianary Medical Records Dr. Mrad
December 7-11
Nashville, TN
AAEP Meeting Dr. Herath
December 7-11
Nashville, TN
AAEP Meeting Dr. Ellis


2012 Continuing Education Log

January 10
Oklahoma City, OK
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
February 8
Chesterfield, MO
Merck Evening CE Meeting Dr. Ellis
February 8
Chesterfield, MO
Merck Evening CE Meeting Dr. Herath
February 8
Chesterfield, MO
Merck Evening CE Meeting Dr. Hoover
February 8
Chesterfield, MO
Merck Evening CE Meeting Dr. Mrad
February 18
Chesterfield, MO
Spring Farrier/Vet Meeting Dr. Hoover
May 30 - June 3
New Orleans, LA
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Dr. Mrad
July 14
Wentzville, MO
MU Summer Meeting Dr. Mrad
August 14-17
Toronto, ON
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
August 30 - September 1
Ithaca, NY
Tenoscopy/Buroscopy Meeting Dr. Baxter
September 7-9
Union, MO
Dentistry Seminar Dr. Mrad
September 24-27
Las Vegas, NV
Franklite/Disc Training Dr. Ellis
October 12-14
St. Louis, MO
Purina Meeting Dr. Baxter
October 12-14
St. Louis, MO
Purina Meeting Dr. Ellis
October 12-14
St. Louis, MO
Purina Meeting Dr. Herath
October 20
Wentzville, MO
Fall Farrier Dr. Hoover
November 8-10
Savannah, GA
NAVRMA Dr. Ellis
November 14
Chesterfield, MO
Merck Evening CE Meeting Dr. Ellis
November 14
Chesterfield, MO
Merck Evening CE Meeting Dr. Baxter


2011 Continuing Education Log

January
Oklahoma City, OK
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
May 24
St. Louis, MO
American Institute of Medical Laser Applications (AIMLA) Meeting Dr. Baxter
May 24
St. Louis, MO
AIMLA Meeting Dr. Mrad
May 24
St. Louis, MO
AIMLA Meeting Dr. Hoover
June 2-4
Lexington, KY
North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association (NAVRMA) Dr. Ellis
June 15
On Line Training
Rabies, Missouri Volunteer Veterinary Corps (MOVVC) Update Dr. Hoover
June 18-19
Ringoes, NJ
Ultrasound Wet Lab Dr. Ellis
June 11
Wentzville, MO
Summer Farrier Meeting Dr. Hoover
June 18-19
Columbia, MO
MU Summer Equine Meeting Dr. Baxter
June 18-19
Columbia, MO
MU Summer Equine Meeting Dr. Mrad
July 16-19
St. Louis, MO
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Dr. Mrad
Aug 16-19
Portsmouth, NH
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
Aug 17-19
Ringoes, NJ
Ultrasound Wet Lab Dr. Baxter
Sep 27-Oct. 1
Norfolk, VA
Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners (NEAEP) Dr. Hoover
Nov 18-22
San Antonio, TX
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Dr. Mrad


2010 Continuing Education Log

January 19-22
Fort Worth, TX
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
January 29-31
St. Charles, MO
Missouri Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting Dr. Ellis
January 29-31
St. Charles, MO
Missouri Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting Dr. Mrad
March 5-6
Buellton, CA
Regenerative Medicine Meeting Dr. Ellis
June 9-12
Anaheim, CA
ACVIM Dr. Mrad
June 26-27
Columbia, MO
MU Equine Mt. Dr. Hoover
June 26-27
Columbia, MO
MU Equine Mt. Dr. Ellis
June
Troy, MO
Summer Farrier Meeting Dr. Hoover
August 17-20
Indianapolis, IN
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
September 22-24
Lexington, KY
Sport Horse Symp. Dr. Rudolphi
September 23-25
Groton, CT
North East Association Equine Practitioner Symposium Dr. Hoover
October 8-9
St. Louis, MO
Purina Equine Mt. Dr. Krupka
October 8-9
St. Louis, MO
Purina Equine Mt. Dr. Ellis
October 8-9
St. Louis, MO
Purina Equine Mt. Dr. Rudolphi
November 6
Columbia, MO
MU Equine Clinic Dr. Baxter
December 4-8
Baltimore, MD
American Association of Equine Practitioners Dr. Baxter
December 18
Wentzville, MO
Winter Farrier Meeting Dr. Hoover


2009 Continuing Education Log

January 16-21
Orlando FL
North American Veterinary Conference Dr. Hoover
January 27-30
Madison, WI
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
June 3-7
Montreal
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Dr. Mrad
June 18
Chesterfield, MO
Vaccine Technologies Dr. Ellis
June 18
Chesterfield, MO
Vaccine Technologies Dr. Baxter
Jul 23
Jenks, OK
Developmental Orthopedic Disease Dr. Ellis
Jul 25-26
Columbia, MO
Sports & Internal Med. Dr. Ellis
Jul 25-26
Columbia, MO
Sports & Internal Med. Dr. Baxter
Aug 19-22
Bend, OR
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
Sep 4-6
Union, MO
Equine Dentistry Dr. Mrad
Oct 1-3
Raleigh, NC
Focus On Ophthalmology Dr. Ellis
Nov 21
Eureka, MO
Laminitis AHF Dr. Ellis
Nov 21
Eureka, MO
Laminitis AHF Dr. Baxter
Nov 21
Eureka, MO
Laminitis AHF Dr. Mrad
Dec 6-10
Las Vegas
AAEP/FEI Dr. Baxter
Dec 6-10
Las Vegas
AAEP Dr. Hoover


2008 Continuing Education Log

January 19-23
Orlando FL
North American Veterinary Conference Dr. Hoover
January 15-18
Kansas City MO
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
Febuary 28-March 1
Orlando FL
Veterinary Specialist Group Winter Managerment Dr. Ellis
June 3-8
San Antonio TX
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Dr. Mrad
April 2-4
Minneapolis MN
ONTRACK Seminar Dr. Mrad
April 15
Chesterfield MO
Parasite Resistance Dr. Baxter
April 15
Chesterfield MO
Parasite Resistance Dr. Ellis
April 15
Chesterfield MO
Parasite Resistance Dr. Doles
May 18-21
Orlando FL
Equine Ophthamalogy Dr. Ellis
August 19-22
Calgary CN
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
September 10-12
Lexington KY
American Association of Equine Practitioners Dr. Doles
September 5-7
Union MO
Equine Dentistry Dr. Mrad
October 17-19
St. Louis MO
Purina Meeting Dr. Ellis
October 17-19
St. Louis MO
Purina Meeting Dr. Baxter
October 22-26
San Diego CA
American College of Veterinary Surgeons Dr. Doles
November 1
Monterey CA
Laminitis Seminar Dr. Ellis
December 2-4
Buellton CA
West Coast Reproduction Seminar Dr. Hoover
December 7-10
San Diego CA
American Association of Equine Practitioners Dr. Baxter


2007 Continuing Education Log

January 10-13
Dallas TX
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
January 11
St. Charles MO
Agro-Terror Meeting Dr. Hoover
January 13-17
Orlando FL
North American Veterinary Conference Dr. Hoover
January 23
St. Louis MO
Equine Viral Arteritis Update Dr. Mrad
January 23
St. Louis MO
Equine Viral Arteritis Update Dr. Ellis
January 23
St. Louis MO
Equine Viral Arteritis Update Dr. Hoover
June 6-10
Seattle, WA
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Dr. Mrad
July 21-22
Columbia MO
Summer Equine Meeting Dr. Mrad
July 27 - August 1
Fort Collin CO
American Association of Equine Practitioners Focus Meeting Dr. Ellis
August 13
Chesterfield MO
Equioxx Meeting Dr. Doles
August 13
Chesterfield MO
Equioxx Meeting Dr. Mrad
August 21
St. Louis MO
Disease Prophylaxis Dr. Ellis
August 25-29
Bozeman MT
Veterinary Management Group Dr. Ellis
October 12-14
St. Louis MO
Purina Meeting Dr. Ellis
October 12-14
St. Louis MO
Purina Meeting Dr. Doles
October 15-17
Chicago IL
American College of Veterinary Surgeons Dr. Doles
December 1-5
Orlando FL
American Association of Equine Practitioners Dr. Baxter


2006 Continuing Education Log

January 6-12th
Orlando FL
North American Veterinary Conference Dr. Hoover
January 18-21st
England
Foal Care Course Dr. Mrad
January 21-22nd
Branson MO
Missouri Veterinary Medical Association Dr. Baxter
February 26th
Janesville WI
Equine Dentistry Dr. Doles
March 16th
St. Louis MO
Equine Respiratory Disease Dr. Hoover
July 23th
Columbia MO
Superior Dentistry Dr. Mrad
July 30th
Indianapolis
Focus on Dentistry Dr. Baxter
September 29th
Columbia MO
Equine Seminar Dr. Mrad
October 4-8th
Washington DC
American College of Veterinary Surgeons Dr. Baxter
October 13-15th
St. Louis MO
Purina Equine Meeting Dr. Ellis &
Dr. Doles
December 3-6th
San Antonio TX
AAEP Dr. Ellis


2005 Continuing Education Log

January 4-7th
Las Vegas NV
Hospital Management Group Dr. Ellis
May 6th
St. Louis MO
Management Dr. Ellis
May 31st
Baltimore MD
American College of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Mrad
June 24-27th
San Jose CA
Advanced Ultrasound Lameness Dr. Ellis
July 24th
Columbia MO
Equine Practitioners
Lameness Seminar
Dr. Hoover
July 24th
Columbia MO
Equine Practitioners
Lameness Seminar
Dr. Mrad
August 11th
Las Vegas NV
Hospital Management Group Dr. Ellis
October 19-22nd
Lexington KY
Bluegrass Symposium Dr. Hoover
October 26-29th
San Diego CA
2005 ACVS Surgical Seminar Dr. Baxter
October 26th
St. Louis MO
Veterinary Emergency Preparedness Dr. Mrad
November 7-9th
Texas
Advance Ultrasound (Lameness) Dr. Baxter
December 3-7th
Seattle WA
2005 AAEP Dr. Ellis
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