American Association of Bovine Practitioners

AABP Edwin Robertson Beginning Embryo Transfer Seminar at Virginia Tech

8/10/2016 - 8/14/2016


The AABP, with the support from the American Embryo Transfer Association, will hold a three-day embryo transfer seminar for beginners August 14-16, 2017, at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. If you want to learn 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 cows 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 cows before you begin your work on the practice cows. Superovulation, collection, freezing, transfer, estrus synchronization, donor scheduling, embryo morphology, and semen quality evaluations will all be discussed in detail. We will also include a discussion on transferring fresh and frozen IVF derived embryos.

A highly qualified faculty of experts teaching the seminar include: Randall Hinshaw, DVM (Ashby Embryos), Richard Whitaker, DVM (New England Genetics), Sam Edwards, DVM (Harrogate Genetics International), Greg Schueller, DVM (Sunshine Genetics), Tony Hutchins, DVM (Farm Veterinary Services) and Bill Croushore, DVM (White Oak Veterinary Clinic). In addition, 24 CE credits will be available through AABP for this hands-on seminar.

For those flying into Roanoke,Va., we will make our best effort to provide transportation if needed. We have secured a rate of $92 per night at the Holiday Inn and Suites Blacksburg Hotel which is walking distance to the seminar location. Call 540-552-5636 or click on this reservation link: Reserve

your room at the Holiday Inn Express Blacksburg! by July 13, 2017, to get this rate.

Call Randall Hinshaw at 540-246-2697 or e-mail at, for more information.