Special Guest Speaker
Dr. Phil Jones, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
Tryon Equine Hospital
After graduation, Dr. Jones completed an internship at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, FL followed by an equine surgery residency at Kansas State University. From 2008-2012, Dr. Jones worked with performance horses of all types at a referral hospital in Sapulpa Oklahoma. He worked with the Wrangler Heartland Tour and Better Barrel Races circuits while also serving as a veterinarian for the North American Sport Horse Association Stallion testing.
In 2012, Dr. Jones joined the surgical staff at Scone Equine Hospital in Australia. It is the largest referral hospital in the Southern hemisphere, serving an extensive Thoroughbred and performance horse clientele. In addition to surgery, he was able to pursue his passion for sports medicine and rehabilitation by focusing on lameness within the performance horse industry. He served as the veterinarian for the Australian Bushman’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association National Finals as well as the Australian Barrel Horse Association National Finals.
In 2016, Dr. Jones returned to America and joined the team at Tryon Equine Hospital. In addition to lameness, his surgical interests include endotoxemia, colic, soft tissue, upper airway, orthopedic, wound and reconstructive procedures.
K-State Faculty Speaker
Dr. Elizabeth Santschi, DVM, DACVS
Kansas State University
Education and Professional Training
- DVM: University of Illinois
- Internship: North Carolina State University
- Residency: Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital - Ocala, FL
- Investigating the biochemical causes of, and treatments for, subchondral bone lucencies
- Investigating the prevalence and causes of stifle osteochondrosis
- Primary interest is in orthopedic diseases of juvenile horses. This includes disorders such as osteochondrosis and subchondral bone cysts, septic arthritis, and angular and flexural limb deformities.
- Other areas of interest include: performance horse injury and fracture repair