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AAEP Foundation Establishes Equine Research Endowment
November 18, 2017

Consistent with its mission to improve the welfare of the horse, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has created an equine...

Esteemed Colorado State University Researcher Selected as 2018 AAEP Vice President
September 29, 2017

David Frisbie, DVM, Ph.D., DACVS, whose leadership has shaped the continuing education programs of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, has been...

Equine Industry Rallies Together to Provide Harvey Relief
August 31, 2017

Groups within the veterinary and equine communities are coordinating a major relief effort—consisting of both monetary and supply donations—to aid horses...

AAEP Foundation Disaster Relief Fund Accepting Donations to Assist Horses Affected by Hurricane Harvey
August 28, 2017

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation’s Equine Disaster Relief Fund is accepting aid to help horses in Texas, Louisiana and...

UHC’s Operation Gelding Receives Grant from AAEP Foundation
August 23, 2017

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) a grant of $10,000 to support its Operation...

Equine Veterinarians Invited to Saddle Up for AAEP Convention in San Antonio
August 17, 2017

Equine practitioners will convene in San Antonio, Texas, this fall to acquire practical knowledge and enhance their skills at the American Association of...

AAEP Foundation To Award Four $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarships to Promising Veterinary Students at 2017 Annual Convention
July 31, 2017

Four exceptional veterinary students with aspirations to impact the landscape of performance horse medicine will each receive a $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch...

Equine Dental Expert to Deliver 2017 State-of-the-Art Lecture
July 19, 2017

Internationally recognized equine respiratory and dental disorder specialist Dr. Padraic M. Dixon will help practitioners understand how the evolution of the...

2017 Convention Keynote to Tackle Work-Life Balance
July 19, 2017

With wellness and quality of life at the forefront of the veterinary profession, international best-selling author and business/personal life speaker Nigel...

AAEP Foundation Accepting Applications for Equine Research Fellows
June 30, 2017

Applications currently being accepted for the 2017 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents’ and EQUUS Foundation...

Thirty-Three Veterinary Students Rewarded for Leadership, Commitment to Equine Medicine
June 14, 2017

Thirty-three veterinary students preparing for a career in equine medicine have received a combined $102,000 in financial support through the 2017 Winner’s...

AAEP Statement on the Horseracing Integrity Act, H.R. 2651
June 05, 2017

  Statement by American Association of Equine Practitioners 2017 President R. Reynolds Cowles, DVM: “While the American Association of Equine...

AAEP Foundation To Host 12th International Equine Colic Research Symposium
May 22, 2017

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation will host the 12th International Equine Colic Research Symposium, July 18-20, 2017, in...

AAEP On Call Program to Support Horse Health at Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks
May 02, 2017

An equine veterinarian representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program will assist NBC Sports with horse-health information...

Four Promising New Veterinarians Receive Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarships
May 02, 2017

Four soon to be veterinary graduates of 2017 committed to careers in equine medicine have been selected to receive $4,000 scholarships from Zoetis and the...

UHVRC distributes more than 3,200 free vaccines to horses in need in 2017
April 18, 2017

Supported in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Merck Animal Health, the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC)...

Apply for a $5,000 Merck Animal Health/AAEP Foundation Scholarship by April 24
April 12, 2017

Second- and third-year veterinary students dedicated to a career in equine medicine are encouraged to apply for one of five $5,000 scholarships provided by...

AAEP Announces 2017 Education Opportunities for Equine Veterinarians and Students
March 29, 2017

Equine practitioners can invest in practical veterinary knowledge in diverse areas of equine medicine through a slate of continuing education events in 2017,...

Sport Horse Practitioner Dr. Rick Mitchell Named AAEP Foundation Chair
February 17, 2017

Rick Mitchell, DVM, DACVSMR, co-founder of Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Conn., has been appointed chair of the AAEP Foundation. As...

AAEP Publishes Guidelines for Race Day Injury Management of Thoroughbreds
February 10, 2017

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed and published comprehensive guidelines for the emergency race-day management of injured...

Nearly 5,500 Soak in Sun and Science at AAEP Convention in Orlando
December 14, 2016

The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 62nd Annual Convention, held Dec. 3–7 in Orlando, Fla., dispensed the essential knowledge,...

Virginia Sport Horse Practitioner Installed as 2017 AAEP President
December 06, 2016

R. Reynolds Cowles, Jr., DVM, founder and past president of Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Earlysville, Va., was installed as president of the American...

Renowned Equine Ophthalmologist Named AAEPs Distinguished Educator
December 06, 2016

Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD, DACVO, a practitioner known for his outstanding contributions to equine ophthalmology, received the American Association of Equine...

Six Promising New Veterinarians Receive AAEP Foundation Scholarships
December 06, 2016

Six veterinary graduates of 2016 committed to careers in equine medicine have been selected by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)...

Texas A&M Professor Joins AAEP Board of Directors
December 06, 2016

Leslie Easterwood, DVM, clinical assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, has joined the...

AAEP Lavin Cup Awarded to Michael Blowen, Founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center
December 06, 2016

Michael Blowen, an advocate of Thoroughbred racehorse aftercare and founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, Ky., received the...

Central Kentucky Thoroughbred Practitioner Selected as 2017 AAEP Vice President
December 06, 2016

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named Jeffrey T. Berk, VMD, associate veterinarian with Equine Medical Associates PSC in Lexington,...

Acclaimed Practitioner and Educator, Dr. William Moyer, Receives AAEP Distinguished Service Award
December 06, 2016

The American Association of Equine Practitioners recognized William “Bill” Moyer, DVM, an AAEP past president and pillar in the equine community,...

Minnesota Performance Practitioner Joins AAEP Board of Directors
December 06, 2016

Tracy Turner, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR, owner of Turner Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in Stillwater, Minn., has joined the board of directors of the American...

Former American Horse Council President Receives AAEP George Stubbs Award
December 06, 2016

James J. (Jay) Hickey Jr., who retired as president of the American Horse Council (AHC) June 30 after 23 years in the position, received the American...