Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has announced its 2007-08 "Tuesday Talks" schedule. This series of lectures is designed to provide veterinarians, horse owners, and horse professionals with valuable insight and practical advice related to a wide-array of equine healthcare topics.

The 2007-08 “Tuesday Talks” schedule is as follows:

  • “Detecting and Treating Lameness” – Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, by Nat White, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and Director, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, Va.
  • “Red Eye in the Morning, Horse Owner’s Warning: Equine Eye Care” – Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, by David Hodgson, BVSc, Ph.D., Diplomate ACVIM, Department Head, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, Va.
  • “Stem Cell Therapy for Musculoskeletal Injury” – Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, by Jennifer Barrett, DVM, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, Va.
  • “The New Equine Medicine” – Tuesday, March 11, 2008, by Doug Byars, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, Diplomate ACVECC, Byars Equine Advisory, Georgetown, Ky.


All “Tuesday Talk” lectures will be held at 7 p.m. in the equine medical center's library. No fee is charged for attending but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, e-mail Amy Troppmann or call (703) 771-6843.

Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is a premier full-service equine hospital located in Leesburg, Va., that offers advanced specialty care, 24-hour emergency treatment and diagnostic services for all ages and breeds of horses. One of three campuses that comprise the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, the center and its team of equine specialists are committed to providing exceptional treatment to patients, superior service to clients and cutting-edge research to the equine industry.