Newsletter – June 2016

Greetings!  We are busy preparing for summer session coming up very soon:  Anatomy July 6-8 and Dental all levels July 11-22, 2016.  Instructors will be John Fortkamp, Dr. Bernie Fletcher, Nick Stuckman RVT, Troy Walck and Ben Koertje.   February’s class went well 11 Anatomy, eight D-100, six D-200, and 10 D-300 and D-400 advanced students.   13 Certified students were in attendance for D-500 continuing education.  Instructors, staff and students enjoyed skiing at both Bogus Basin and Pomerelle ski resorts and golfing over the weekends.

Congratulations Newly Certified Technicians!!!

Dennis Evertse CEqD – Zeeland, The Netherlands

Dennis Evertse CEqD has spent his life working with horses, specifically Warmblood horses.  His desire was to become an equine dentist and work in The Netherlands.  He first attended the Academy in July 2014, returned for two consecutive sessions thereafter, and now certified at February 2016 session.  -Zeeland, The Netherlands

Amber Hultman CEqD – Lindstrom, Minnesota USA

Amber Hultman CEqD is the Owner/Operator of Oasis Equestrian Center in Lindstrom MN (boarding, training, lessons, and events), Owner of TUF Productions LLC, and Co-Owner of the Midwest Pole Bending Association specializing in barrel racing and pole bending event production. I was introduced to equine dentistry professionals after a horse sustained a severe accident over a decade ago. I have been a strong believer and supporter since then. Working with local veterinarians, I plan to continue promoting proper dental care and maintenance of horses. With my experiences through the Academy, I have been blessed with knowledge from many people from around the world. I am thankful to everyone for their help and support.  Love you all! -Lindstrom, Minnesota USA

Anne Tersmette CEqD – Utrecht, The Netherlands

Anne Tersmette CEqD first attended the Academy in the summer of 2011.  She returned the next summer and again in November 2015 and now certified in February.  In between these sessions, she has been attending veterinary school and worked in the states the past year with Academy certified technicians.  Her experience with horses include owing her own horse and working with all types since an early age, riding, driving with a carriage, jumping, dressage and competitions. -Utrecht, The Netherlands

Hunter Washburn CEqD -Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA

Hunter Washburn CEqD started early in the horse business, having team roped at age five, and steer wrestled for six years.  He had assisted his dad in the farrier business for 10 years and had his own business for one year freeze branding when he first attended the Academy in November 2014.  Most of the horses he has worked with are used for rodeo competition, mostly Quarterhorses.  He also volunteered at a horse rescue in Jones, Oklahoma, which duties included holding horses for farrier and veterinary care, helping with seizures, feeding, caring for wounds and maintenance.  Hunter certified February 2016. -Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA

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

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

Attention: D-500 Academy Advanced Students
Reminder:  Bring anything interesting you may have come across working out in the
field for your Friday afternoon case presentations.

Please call the office if you are unsure of the last time you were here, so we can make plans for your continuing education.  It is important you keep your certification status in good standing.
Also, if you have credits from elsewhere, let me know so I can update your records.

ATTENTION: IAED Certified Technicians
Remember to pay your dues annually and maintain your IAED certification status.

Always looking forward to hearing from you!

On behalf of the Academy Staff, Elana Gridley, Office Manager