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New York-Based Racetrack Practitioner Elected to AAEP Board of Directors

Dec 2, 2023

Sara Langsam, VMD, partner at South Florida-headquartered Teigland, Franklin and Brokken DVMs, Inc. (TFB Equine), and manager of its Belmont Park division, has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She was installed Dec. 2 during the AAEP’s 69th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Her three-year term expires in 2026. 

After receiving her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002, Dr. Langsam completed an in-hospital internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., before joining TFB Equine in July 2003. She became a partner in 2009 and, in 2012, expanded the practice to provide year-round services for its clients at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. 

Dr. Langsam is chair of the AAEP’s Racing Committee as well as an AAEP On Call veterinary spokesperson in support of live telecasts of Thoroughbred racing. She previously served on the Educational Programs Committee and the Professional Conduct and Ethics Committee.  

Beyond AAEP, Dr. Langsam is a member of the Horsemen’s Advisory Group of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority and previously served on the Scientific Advisory Committee of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. 

About AAEP 

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its over 9,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.