To Whom It May Concern:
On behalf of the Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP) at North Carolina State University’s
College of Veterinary Medicine, the NCSU Equine Health Program , we invite you to partner with us for our major educational and
fundraising event of the year, the NCSU Equine Health Symposium.
SCAAEP is a student-run organization that strives to enhance the educational opportunities of students, update students on pressing issues
within the veterinary community, and promote the exchange of information for the advancement of equine health.
Each year, SCAAEP achieves that mission through the NCSU Equine Heal th Symposium, a two-day event, held this year on February 25 th –
26 th , 2017 , at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, NC. Our event features world-renowned leaders in their fields,
such as Dr. Kira Epstein from the Univ ersity of Georgia, speaking on emergency medicine in the field, Dr. Debra Taylor from Auburn University
who will share the latest updates on podiatry for the laminitic horse, and our very own Dr. Scott Bailey who will be speaking on reproduction
in the mare in Southern Pines. We expect well over 100 veterinarians, veterinary students, farriers, and equine owners/enthusiasts to be in
A professional program providing 13 hours of continuing education will run February 25-26. This program has been designed to focus on
emergency field medicine , podiatry , and reproduction . We are thrilled to have experts from each of these fields presenting
state-of-the-art methodologies, research, and information. On Saturday the 25 th we will have Dr. Kira Epstein discussing emergency field
medicine, as well as an ultrasound wetlab, highlighting new techniques to triage a colic in the field. On Sunday Dr. Debra Taylor will lead
discussions on trimming and shoeing the laminitic horse, followed by a wetlab on how to build and apply laminitic pads.
Dr. Scott Bailey will host an in-depth discussion of equine infertility this year, including lectures on diagnosis and management of
infertility in mares and stallions, advanced reproductive techniques for both and a laboratory showcasing best practices in semen
collection and preparation. This program is designed for owners and enthusiasts, but will also offer 7 CE hours for veterinarians
interested in equine reproduction.
In order to have the ability to host this important educational opportunity and ensure the success of this exciting event, we would like to
take this opportunity to invite you to partner with SCAAEP through sponsorship. Each day includes one or two breaks for attendees as well
as a one hour lunch, providing ample time for you to interact with potential customers and clients.
• As a Bronze Sponsor (donation of $250), you will be credited as a sponsor on the website and in the programs, you will be provided with
booth space on both days, and we invite and encourage you to come and interact with owners, veterinarians, students, and technicians.
• As a Silver Sponsor (donation of $500), a small logo will be placed on our website, in our programs, and on our t-shirt, which all
participants will be receiving. You will be provided with booth space on both days, and we invite and encourage you to come and interact
with owners, veterinarians, students, and technicians
• As a Gold Sponsor (donation of $750), your funds will go towards sponsoring a lunch for which you will be credited, a medium sized logo
will be placed on our t-shirts, website, and program, and you will be provided with booth space on both days of the event.
• As a Platinum Sponsor (donation of $1,000 or more), your funds will go towards sponsoring our educational program and/or lunch. In
addition, your logo will be placed on our t-shirt, website, program, and other promotional products provided free of charge to attendees. You
will also be provided with booth space.
• Any other monetary or product donations are also encouraged. Suggested items include bags, pens, and notepads.
All proceeds from this event will support the NCSU SCAAE P and NCSU CVM Equine Health Program. For more information about our event,
please visit: https://cvm.ncsu.edu/education/continuing-education/forums-lectures-and-labs/2017ehs.
Your sponsorship towards this event would be greatly appreciated. Please consider supporting our veterinary education as we continue to
advance the knowledge held by students, veterinarians, and the equine community at large. Please contact me, George Schaaf , with any
additional questions you may have.
George Schaaf, Equine Health Symposium Chair
North Carolina State University-College of Veterinary Medicine
Equine Health Symposium
February 25-26, 2017
The 2017 Equine Health Symposium will provide equine veterinarians from a broad spectrum of backgrounds (mixed practice and ambulatory to hospital/specialty) with practical, up-to-date information covering emergency/critical care medicine and podiatry. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature lectures and wet labs for Veterinarians, Technicians, and Farriers at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. The horse owner/enthusiast program will focus on equine reproduction and infertility and will take place at the NC State Equine Health Center in Southern Pines on Sunday only. These lectures are also open to veterinarians and technicians.
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and electronic notes
• 2 day registration: $155
• 1 day registration: $100
• Non-NCSU student: $40
There is no cost for horse owners/enthusiasts to attend the Sunday lectures; however, donations are greatly appreciated!
All proceeds from EHS support the NCSU CVM Equine Health Program and the NCSU Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners
For more information, including how to register, please visit https://goo.gl/pSMEqX .