American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

AASRP AETA Sheep and Goat Embryo Transfer and Laparoscopic AI Seminar

6/23/2021 - 6/26/2021


AASRP - AETA Small Ruminant Embryo Transfer and Laparoscopic AI Training Course

June 23-26, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH

The AASRP, with the support from the American Embryo Transfer Association, will hold a three-day embryo transfer seminar for beginners June 23-25, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. If you want to learn small ruminant embryo transfer or if you have begun and are struggling, this seminar is for you. You will be taught the most up-to-date techniques by a staff with years of experience at your side.

Superovulated ewes and/or does will be provided for each student to collect, and then search for, evaluate and freeze embryos on their own. Microscopes, freezers, and all ET equipment will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any equipment with you. All techniques will be discussed and demonstrated on donor ewes or does before you begin your work on the practice animals. Superovulation, collection, freezing, transfer, estrus synchronization, donor scheduling, embryo morphology, and semen quality evaluations will all be discussed in detail.  Additionally, there will be discussion on anesthesia protocols for embryo transfer, and each attendee will have the opportunity to practice inhalation as well as injectable anesthesia. 

On Saturday, June 26, a laparoscopic AI course will be taught. This portion is optional, but will be included in the registration fee for the entire course. The fee for the seminar is $2400 if you do not attend the laparoscopic AI course. 

A highly qualified faculty of experts teaching the seminar include:

Dr. Cliff Shipley, DVM, Dipl. ACT  

Dr. Sherrie G. Clark, DVM, MS, PhD

Dr. Dave Matsas, DVM, Dipl. ACT

Dr. Pat Comyn, DVM

Dr. Alvaro Garcia Guerra, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT

Dr. Eric D. Gordon DVM, DACVPM

Dr. Racheal Gately, DVM

Dr. Turi Aarnes, DVM,MS, Dipl. ACVAA  

Dr. Bill Croushure, DVM

Dr. Martin Mussard, Ph.D.

Dr. Justin Kieffer, DVM, DACVP

Dr. Martey Masteron, DVM, MS, DACVPM

This course will be submitted for RACE approval in jurisdictions that accept RACE. A total of 32 hours of CE credits will be available for attending the 3-day course.

Registration is limited to 18 participants. You must be a licensed veterinarian and a member of either AASRP or AETA to attend. Cost is $2400. Payment is due at checkout or your registration will be cancelled. If the seminar is full and you would like to be placed on a wait list in case of cancellation, email

For those flying into Columbus, OH., you will need to make your own transportation arrangement to/from the airport.


Below is a list of suggested

hotels near the campus area.  You are

responsible for securing your own lodging.

Springhill Suites by Marriott
1421 Olengtangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 297-9912

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus (Univ. area)
3232 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH
Phone: (614) 263-7200

Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus
3031 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: (614) 267-1111

Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus
3100 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH
Phone: (614) 261-7994

Holiday inn Express and Suites- OSU
3045 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Phone: (614) 447-1212