On Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m., Nikki Scherrer, DVM, will discuss a veterinarian’s perspective on common medical issues that arise at horse shows in her talk, “From Trainer to Veterinarian: Things I Wish I Knew.”

The presentation is part of the First Tuesday Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center and will take place at 382 West Street Road, in Kennett Square.

During her talk, Scherrer will cover issues that can arise at horse shows, including medications, maintenance, emergency situations, and regulations (and recent consequences of these).

Currently in her third year as a large animal ophthalmology resident at the New Bolton Center, Scherrer graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in her home state of Indiana in 2011. She then completed year-long internships at both Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky, and at the New Bolton Center.

Scherrer showed American Saddlebreds before moving into the hunter/jumper arena. While in high school and college, she helped manage stabling for a show horse company while riding and showing.

The series offers free lectures to the public on equine topics on the first Tuesday of selected months. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting Barbara Belt at beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

Upcoming First Tuesday Lectures:

  • Nov. 3—Carrie Jacobs, DVM—"Synovial Joint Infections: What You Need to Know"
  • Dec. 1—Hope Douglas, VMD—"My Horse is Colicky