Veterinarians to be considered for year-end honor must be submitted before Sept. 30

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is accepting final nominations for the Good Works For Horses Campaign, a year-long effort to honor veterinarians for extraordinary acts of service. Horse owners, equine industry groups and veterinary professionals are urged to nominate a veterinarian to qualify for the last monthly honor by Sept. 30.

Throughout 2011, the Good Works For Horses Campaign has recognized nine veterinarians for volunteering services beyond the scope of daily veterinary practice to improve equine welfare. Acts of “good works” may include providing low-cost services or vaccines at equine rescue facilities, volunteering services at therapeutic riding centers, educating members of the horse-owning public about proper equine health care, hosting community health care clinics or participating in equine-related youth programs.

Practitioners selected for the monthly recognition will remain eligible for the year-end Good Works for Horses Award, to be presented during the Nov. 21 Foundation Celebration at 57th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Congratulations to the follow monthly honorees:

Drs. Mary Beth Hamorski and Christina Wilson of Califon Animal in Lebanon, N.J. – January
Dr. Kevin May of El Cajon Valley Veterinary Hospital in El Cajon, Calif. – February
Dr. Grant Miller of Sonoma Marin Veterinary Service in Sonoma County, Calif. – March
Dr. John A. Stick of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. – April
Dr. Mark Anderson of Prescott Valley Veterinary Hospital in Prescott, Ariz. – May
Dr. Kevin Nelson of Bristol Veterinary Service in Union Grove, Wis. – June
Dr. Ron Genovese of Cleveland Equine Clinic in Ravenna, Ohio – July
Dr. Thomas Hoyme of Chino, Calif. – August

Nominations will be accepted from horse owners, equine industry professionals, veterinarians and other interested individuals. Candidates must be AAEP-member practitioners. The deadline for horse owners and organizations to nominate a veterinarian for recognition is Sept. 30. The nomination form is available at www.aaep.org/goodworks.htm.

The Good Works Campaign is sponsored in part by AAEP Educational Partner, Pfizer Animal Health. Pfizer Animal Health strives to improve horse health by helping to build strong relationships between veterinarians and horse owners and providing a range of products backed by the highest standards of scientific research.

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, the AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its over 10,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

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  • Press Release

Publish Date

September 14, 2011

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