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Whether you’re an equine, mixed animal, large animal veterinarian, or a technician who works with one, donkeys can be a struggle to manage and treat. Take the mule behavior out of the donkeys you treat. Join this all-day in-person CE held in joint partnership with WEPA.

Our lecturer is Amy McLean, Ph.D., an assistant professor at UC-Davis with research interests in improving equine management, behavior, and welfare, with a specific interest in donkeys, mules, hinnies, and working equids in developing countries. Come join us as she discusses comparative analogy, medicine, and physiology of donkeys and mules during this one-day in-person meeting at the beautiful and unique Epic campus in Verona, WI.


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Good To Know

  • The event’s topic is valuable for all veterinarians wanting to learn more about donkeys, and Large Animal, Mixed, and Equine CVTs are welcome. CVTs pay a reduced $100 registration fee when working at a WVMA or WEPA member clinic.

  • This full-day in-person continuing education event will earn attendees 7.2 scientific credits.

  • Light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided.

  • Thank you to Epic for hosting this joint WVMA and WEPA continuing education event. A walk through Epic’s campus is beautiful and other-worldly, with many themed buildings and works of art. Maps will be on hand for self-guided tours.


Amy McLean, Ph.D.

Dr. Amy McLean has devoted her professional career to conducting donkey and mule research that focuses on improving management and their well-being.
McLean is an Assistant Professor in Teaching of Equine Science in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California Davis, where she teaches six upper-division equine science courses.
Since earning her Ph.D., Dr. McLean has worked in 27 countries, leading research and teaching programs with universities and nongovernmental organizations. In addition, she’s mentored graduate students and fostered collaborations with several international institutions, and served as an external reviewer for tenure and promotion packets.
Her research with donkeys, mules, and hinnies led to the publishing of over 30 articles with a continued focus on improving the welfare of working equids with the idea that improving their welfare will help improve the welfare of the families they work for.
McLean has a passion for performance horses and has coached youth and collegiate horse judging teams to World Championships at AQHA competitions. McLean actively shows nationally in all-around competition and enjoys taking lessons and attending clinics with her mule Big Star Sarge and Jack Russell Moonpie.


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Epic Headquarters’s Learning Center Building

Address: 1979 Milky Way, Verona, WI 53593, Yoda Parking Garage

Time: 8 am – 4:30 pm. Ice Caves meeting room. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early due to the morning traffic around Epic. The campus is large, and buildings are spaced far apart. Walking shoes are recommended.

Driving directions, parking instructions, a detailed timeline, and proceedings will be emailed to attendees.

Questions? Please email us at To reach the WVMA staff on the day of the event, please call 262-685-8710.