Our Mission & Vision

To improve the health and welfare of the horse, further the professional development of its members, and provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry.

Our History

The AAEP was founded in 1954 by a group of 11 charter members who saw that together they could direct the focus of equine veterinary medicine.

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Our Strategic Plan

The AAEP conducts strategic planning every three to four years in order to establish priorities and set direction for the association.

Our People

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Our team is honored to support the AAEP’s mission and assist our members with both their professional and personal development.

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The AAEP is led by 12 members who strive to represent the needs of all in AAEP membership while protecting the health and welfare of the horse.

Our Partners

DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

The AAEP is committed to fostering inclusion and a sense of belonging within its membership and throughout equine practice.

Our Awards

The AAEP honors individuals and groups serving their profession and the welfare of the horse in extraordinary ways.

Latest Annual Report

Review key achievements along with membership and financial data for the association for the most recent fiscal year.

Useful Links

The AAEP Website is meant to be a robust resource to enhance your AAEP membership. We have gathered the items that are most asked about when we talk to you about our website.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, at the Kentucky Horse Park.