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OAES: When to Call Your Vet

Date: Ongoing (Distance Learning)
Cost: $0


What would you do if you showed up at the barn to find your horse not eating, pawing the ground or suddenly lame?

In this online, self-paced course, Dr. Carrie Schlachter, VMD, DACVSMR will take you through different “what if?” scenarios. You will learn the difference between urgency and emergency, how to read vital signs, and what to do under different circumstances of sudden illness or injury.


This course will cover:

  • Vital Signs
  • Colic
  • Wounds
  • Lameness
  • Fever
  • Eye Issues


This course is open to all owners, riders, trainers and equine healthcare professionals.

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Dr. Carrie Schlachter, VMD, DACVSMR

Dr. Carrie Schlachter’s veterinary practice focuses on integrative sports medicine, rehabilitation and injury prevention. She founded and designed Circle Oak Equine Sports Medicine’s rehabilitation and fitness programs and Animals In Motion (AIM) is a continuation of that quest for knowledge. AIM is a practice focusing on wellness and developing monitoring protocols for injury prevention.

Dr. Schlachter grew up riding horses in the competitive ‘A’ circuit on the East coast and has almost 35 years of experience with horses as a rider, veterinarian and owner. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary School and New Bolton Center, she received the Charles F. Reid Clinical Excellence Award for Sports Medicine and Imaging as well as numerous scholarships.  In 2016 she was awarded specialty board certification with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and now serves on the ACVSMR’s examination committee as well as the American Association of Equine Practitioners Scientific Review & Editorial committee.  Dr. Schlachter is also a Level 3 FEI Official delegate in jumpers and hopes to achieve the same in dressage during 2020.  She has officiated at 2 World Cups, the Central American Games and multiple 3* and above competitions worldwide.

In addition to her thriving veterinary practice, Dr. Schlachter teaches courses for veterinarians and equine professionals on various sports medicine subjects such as lameness, rehabilitation and ultrasound techniques worldwide.  She has, with her partners Dr. Nicole Rombach and Debranne Patillo, started the Academy of Animal Sport Science which offers an equine rehabilitation certificate program for licensed professionals and veterinarians.


Please register for this course here (if prompted at checkout, please enter code 431bdc).

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