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Did you know many of our certified members are happy to accept apprentices?! In fact, several Certified members of the EDPA also offer an educational experience for EDPs to further their education from job shadowing to apprenticeships. In order to receive EDPA Certification Testing Pre-Approval, an EDP must complete one of the following:

    1.  Provide a “Certificate of Completion” in fields of equine/animal education. * This can include undergraduate or graduate school, technical school, continuing education courses, or other equine dentistry courses.*
    2.  Apprenticeship *Applicant must complete an apprenticeship under the direct supervision of a veterinarian or certified equine dental provider. Applicant must provide the EDPA Apprentice Evaluation form signed by the referenced supervisor.

EDPA Pre-Certification Apprentice Evaluation Form

Also, look into what it takes to get certified!

Our current list of certified members willing to help other EDPs seeking certification are listed below. The EDPA has no input, control, responsibility, or liability for the apprentices or agreements made between the EDPs and Certified EDPA members. All contact information is available on the member’s page.

Lance Rubin, EDPA/C

Michael Davis, DVM

David Butts, EDPA/C

Austin Cohn, EDPA/C

Myles Hopton, EDPA/C

Rebecca Green, EDPA/C


Feel free to read some of the wonderful educational experiences of apprentices of our Certified EDPA members!


Dear EDPA,

I had the honor to do my apprenticeship in 2013 with Dr. Richard Miller.  His mobile equine practice is a great learning experience for anyone wanting to become an outstanding equine dental provider. Dr. Miller pushed me each day in the education and professional workings of equine dentistry.  During my time with him, I was exposed to over 250 cases of varying degrees of difficulty.  With Dr. Miller’s passion for teaching and his immense knowledge and experience, I never felt like I couldn’t do the job needed.

He was always patient with my weaknesses until I could learn to overcome them.
And thanks to Dr. Miller’s intercontinental connections, I now have a great friendship with
a colleague from Brazil. Thanks for all you have done for me, Dr. Miller…

Becca Green


 Trip to America by Claudia Sulzbeck, DVM. Equine Dentist

My trip started in Sao Paulo, Brazil to St Louis, Missouri, then on to Tom Allen, DVM’s home in Patterson, MO, who had answered my request to help me with my dentistry and opened his door for an education in equine dentistry.


I traveled with Tom for about 2 weeks in Missouri and Illinois, taking notes while I helped him with about 50 horses. This was wonderful and educational.

Then I went to Texas to meet with Michael Davis, DVM I stayed there for a week, working with horses and enjoying the rural and family life with his sons in  Pearland, TX. It was marvelous and educational also.

Larry Moriarity, M/EqD, from Vero Bch, Florida, arrived at Michael’s home and we also became friends.

He was going to visit the famous Carl Mitz, Cert EDP in Brenham, TX, and gave me a ride to Carl’s. There I got to work with Carl on miniature horses, which was a very unique experience.


I then traveled with Larry to a couple of stops in Texas and had the privilege to see him work. He is a very good teacher, showing and telling me exactly what he was doing and why.

The finale was with Dr. Tom Allen and his wife Dawn, whom I have become good friends with, and whom I’ll always remember and appreciate very much.

This trip was a great opportunity to see this wonderful country, with so many helpful people who took the time to help me to improve my equine dentistry.

I would like to thank everyone for sharing their time and knowledge.

I’m looking forward to coming next year to be certified by the “Equine Dental Providers of America” which is sanctioned by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

I would like to thank everyone for sharing their time and knowledge.