Newsletter – December 2015

Greetings!  Well, 2015 has come and, just like that, is almost gone.  We held three sessions this year and ran 633 horses through the lab.  We’re overbooking now, just like they do with the airlines, so we’re covered if horse owners don’t keep appointments, whether due to weather, trailer breakdowns, or other.  Of course agreeable weather helps during the winter months and in that we were fortunate.    In February, we enjoyed fairly mild weather, and just in time, realized enough new snow in the mountains to enable a few mini-ski trips with staff and students.  Pomerelle was the ski hill of choice, about three hours east of here; for some reason, you can always count on that mountain for snow. Six students were in attendance for Anatomy; three for D-100, seven for D-200, 11 for D-300 and 400, and 11 advanced students.  July’s class consisted of 12 Anatomy students, six first time, five second time, 10 third and fourth time and 18 advanced students.  We lucked out again with cooperative weather in November.  In attendance were seven new students, two D-200, nine D-300 and D-400 and 18 advanced students.   We wrapped session up just in time, as within a couple of weeks this place turned into a winter wonderland with snow over Thanksgiving and thereafter a real cold snap.

Congratulations 2015 Certified Technicians!!!

February 2015

  • Jeff Horton – Campbell, New York USA
  • Madelon vander Krogt DVM – Oterleeek, The Netherlands

July 2015

  • Tammie Contreras Turner – Canon City, Colorado USA
  • Pascal Delsaux – Ticino, Switzerland
  • Brianna DeMoss – Bland, Missouri USA
  • Ben Fuhrmann DVM – Munster, Germany
  • Lauran MacLean – County Westmeath, Ireland
  • Rebecca Sargeant – Waikato, New Zealand

November 2015

  • Clint Finley – Pensacola, Florida USA
  • Dr. Bernadette Kogel – Warmsen, Germany
  • Dr. Paulien Visser – Weesp, The Netherlands


2015 Certified Technicians Biographies

Jeff Horton CEqD is an avid horse entrepreneur.  He runs a horse boarding facility and is also a 2004 graduate of Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School.  He chose to attend the Academy in the fall of 2012 to expand his knowledge and skills in the equine business world with the intention of focusing his practice on equine dental care.

“I am extremely pleased with the program at the Academy of Equine Dentistry.  I have met many great people who have inspired me to excel, to not only complete the program, but to uphold the high standards of the equine dental care that the school instilled in me.  I not only acquired an immense amount of knowledge, but also a support system for continually improving my skills.  Thank you to everyone.  I look forward to reconnecting in the future years through continuing education.”
-Campbell, New York, USA

Madelon van der Krogt DVM, CEqD first attended the Academy in the summer of 2010, returned in 2011 and 2013 and now certified at February 2015 session.  She has been around horses since she was a young girl and has owned and worked with them for 15 years, specifically Warmbloods and Baroque horses.  She has participated in competitive dressage, jumping, vaulting and is a Parelli level 3 student.  Madelon is a veterinarian who has her own practice for dentistry, acupuncture and chiropractic treatments for horses in the Netherlands.

-Oterleek, The Netherlands

Tammie Contreras Turner CEqD, prior to attending the Academy, studied as a farrier apprentice and veterinary assistant and worked for Rocky Mountain Wildlife Park and Outfitter for 15 years.  She also lists as experience ‘the school of hard knocks and life lessons.’  With a desire to expand her knowledge of horses and learn how to help them better their lives, she enrolled at the Academy in 2012, progressed through the levels, and now certified at July 2015 session.
-Canon City, Colorado USA

Pascal Delsaux CEqD first attended the Academy of Equine Dentistry in November 2011, returned in 2012 and 2013 and now certified at the July 2015 session.  He has worked with horses, including jumping horses, for over 30 years and has had previous education and experience as an international groom, trainer and stable manager.

-Ticino, Switzerland

Brianna DeMoss CEqD has been riding horses since she was five years of age, specifically Quarterhorses, and has worked with Pairadice Mules from summer 2012 to the present.  While attending the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in the fall of 2012, she met representatives of the Academy and thereafter enrolled for summer 2013 session.  Her goal was to have a career wherein she could help the equine and owners and trainers.  Bri certified in July 2015.

-Bland, Missouri, USA

Ben Fuhrmann DVM has over 20 years of experience with horses, mostly Warmbloods, and some Thoroughbreds in Kentucky USA.  He also has a trainer license for training amateur riders, and when younger, did show jumping.  Ben graduated from Justus Liebig University in Giessen in 2010 in veterinary medicine and since then has been working as a veterinarian for horses. Desiring the best possible education in equine dentistry, he enrolled at the Academy in 2013 and now certified at July 2015 session.
-Munster, Germany

Lauran MacLean CEqD attended the Academy of Equine Dentistry for her first session in July 2014 and certified a year later this past July 2015.   She has worked with horses since she was 10 years old, mainly sport horses, and show jumping.  She previously studied neuromuscular and physical therapy in humans and always helped out in her local equestrian centers in Cork and Mullingar.  Her goal was to become an equine dental technician so she could help improve the health of horses.
-County Westmeath, Ireland

Rebecca Sargeant CEqD, while finishing her schooling in New Zealand, worked full-time at a stud farm and already had experience in the horse racing industry.  She had been contemplating a good career path, being particularly interested in science and the equine world.   Upon hearing that the Academy of Equine Dentistry is the best place worldwide to be certified in equine dentistry, she enrolled for July 2013 session.   Two years later this past July Becca certified.

-Waikato, New Zealand

Clint Finley CEqD has already had some professional experience in the industry, having worked for several years in a clinic with an Academy certified equine dental technician/veterinarian. He first attended the Academy of Equine Dentistry in July 2013 and now certified November 2015.

-Pensacola, Florida, USA

Dr. Bernadette Kögel CEqD has had many years of experience with Warmbloods, especially show jumpers, and has been riding from age 6 and successful in show jumping competition until 1.45m. She finished University in 2007 and is the 4th generation veterinarian in her family.  She is also a certified chiropractor (IVAC) and has concentrated on animal chiropractic and equine dentistry the past two years.  She and her husband Arnd have two young daughters, ages 3 and 5 years.

“If not for crossing paths with Dr. Ruth Kosanetzky CEqD two years ago, I would have never known about the Academy. I was searching for a good education in Germany- nothing found. So I had to make a decision for or against going to Idaho. In July 2014 with a slack stomach and bad English language skills, but with lots of optimism, I attended the Academy. I´m so thankful for all the wonderful and helpful people there.  I had a fantastic time and look forward to returning for continuing education. The Academy was the best decision in my working life!!!”
-Warmsen, Germany

Dr. Paulien Visser CEqD

“Since I was 11 years old, I’ve enjoyed being around horses; riding, vaulting, competing, and I especially enjoyed grooming.  In 2012 I graduated from vet school from Utrecht University and worked in Australia on a stud farm and in India at a vet clinic between and after my studies.  My special interest in dentistry started at this time during my study.
Because dental care has such a big influence on a horse’s health and wellbeing, I decided to specialize in this field.  I first attended the Academy of Equine Dentistry in February 2014.”

-Weesp, The Netherlands
Policy Updates

  • New Students: Anatomy is mandatory prior to Dental 100.
  • All Students: Eight credit hours are earned for one day of attendance.
  • D-400 Certifying Students: Tuition is $1,155 regardless of days in attendance.Credit hours earned are according to days in attendance.
  • D-400 Students Reinstating Certification: Tuition is $1,200 for two weeks.
  • D-500 Advanced Students: Tuition is $600 for one week regardless of days in attendance.  Credit hours earned are according to days in attendance.Either week is acceptable for continuing education.  Certified students are welcome to come for both weeks.Tuition will be assessed and credit hours earned for only one.If you haven’t had lectures in 10 years, attending first week is encouraged.  You still have lab both morning and afternoons on Thursday and Friday.
  • Certified Technicians: Now required are 32 continuing education credits every 18 to 24 months. Advanced students are encouraged to attend for the full week for 40 credit hours. Designated stall leaders attend seven days for 56 credits.
  • Attention: D-500 Academy Advanced Students. If you come across something interesting while out working in the field, please consider bringing that information to class for your Friday afternoon case presentation.


A-100 3-day Anatomy:$970.00
D-100 2-week Dental: $4,600.00
D-200 2-week Dental: $3,200.00
D-300 2-week Dental: $1,800.00
D-400 1 or 2-week Dental:$ 1,155.00
D-500 1-week Advanced Dental: $600.00

Class Dates for 2016 and 2017

A-100 Anatomy :

  • July 6-8, 2016
  • October 26-28, 2016
  • February 15-17, 2017
  • July 12-14, 2017
  • October 25-27, 2017

D-100-400 Dental

  • July 11-22, 2016
  • October 31-November 11, 2016
  • February 20-March 3, 2017
  • July 17-28, 2017

D-500 Advanced Dental

  • February 29-March 4, 2016
  • July 18-22, 2016
  • November 7-11, 2016
  • February 27-March 3, 2017
  • July 24-28, 2017


ATTENTION: IAED Certified Technicians and All Members

Remember to pay your dues annually.  Maintain your certification status.

We look forward to your return for continuing education.
On behalf of the Academy staff, Happy Holidays to each and every one of you!



Elana Gridley, Office Manager