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An Evening with North Carolina’s State School of Veterinary Medicine Equine Experts

June 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Come spend an evening with some of the world renowned equine health specialists working at the North Carolina State School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to lectures on some of the many cutting edge treatment and prevention options that NC State has to offer, you will also be able to take part in a question and answer session with these talented and experienced veterinarians. So many horse owners are unaware of the state of the art patient care that NC State has to offer. From modern diagnostic procedures and specialized treatments to top of the line reproductive services, the NC State Veterinary Hospital has so much to offer you and your horse. This first class facility is available 24/7 for everything from rehab and injury prevention to the best quality emergency care and hospitalization that you may need. If you would like to find out more on what this outstanding operation has to offer now and in the future, please consider attending this event. This opportunity to fellowship with local horse people, meet new friends and learn about some of the cutting edge veterinary care available right here in our backyard should not be missed! We believe that you will not be disappointed.

The Chelsea, an upscale bistro in historic downtown New Bern will also provide a plated dinner.

RSVP deadline extended to Wednesday 30 May!

Please fill out the registration form below. Tickets can be paid for in advance via PayPal (see below) or paid by check and sent to the EDCTSA Treasurer at 1200 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557. This event will be closed when we reach the fire code room limit. So get your tickets purchased EARLY. Tickets are not available at the event.

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5:30pm – Registration and cocktails
6:00pm – Sit down plate dinner
6:30pm – Opening Remarks
6:35pm – Presentation by Dr Paul Lunn, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State, BVSc, MS, PhD, MRCVS, Dip. ACVIM, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS.
7:15pm – Presentation by Dr Lauren Schnabel, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
8:00pm – Presentation by Dr Liara M. Gonzalez, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Equine Surgery
8:45pm – Closing Remarks
9:00pm – Adjourn

Guest Speakers

Dr Paul Lunn

Dr. Paul Lunn is the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University, and took up that position on February 20th, 2012. Previously he was a Professor and the Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. Before moving to Colorado in 2003, Dr. Lunn worked as a large animal medicine faculty member, and as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Lunn hails from Wales, where he grew up in a farming community, before studying veterinary medicine at Liverpool University. After a period in private practice in the UK, he pursued clinical training in Ontario and Wisconsin, and doctoral research training at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Lauren Schnabel

Dr Schnabel is an Assistant Professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her DVM, Large Animal Surgery Residency, and PhD at Cornell University under the mentorship of Dr. Lisa Fortier and Dr. Douglas Antczak. She is board certified in both the American College of Veterinary Surgery and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Lauren’s research focuses on stem cell immunology, use of biologic therapies to treat musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, and advancing equine rehabilitation protocols.

Dr Liara M. Gonzalez

Dr. Gonzalez is a veterinarian, specialty trained in large animal surgery, with a clinical and research focus on intestinal disease. Dr. Gonzalez’ research has aimed to develop and utilize large animal models to translate lab bench findings into clinically relevant therapeutic interventions that benefit both human and veterinary patients. She is particularly interested in identifying improved means to determine tissue viability following severe intestinal injury as well as studying the role of intestinal stem cells in modulating mucosal barrier repair following ischemic damage. Much of her research, to date, has developed the techniques necessary to utilize porcine tissue for the study of intestinal stem cells that includes porcine crypt isolation and 3D culture. Dr. Gonzalez hopes to apply her knowledge and expertise in advanced laboratory techniques to solve clinically significant problems and further elucidate therapeutic targets to ultimately improve patient survival. NC State Equine: Leading Research, Enhancing Care

Ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine is a driving force in equine health and a global center of medical excellence.

Our world-leading equine faculty and clinicians are at the forefront of interdisciplinary biomedical innovation, conducting solution-driven research that defines the interconnection between animal and human health.

Our extensive partnerships with business, industry and government build a culture of collaboration that helps solve today’s most pressing equine health challenges.


June 4, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Chelsea
335 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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