Nominate an equine veterinarian for selfless service to improve the health and welfare of horses

The American Association of Equine Practitioners encourages horse owners and equine industry groups to nominate a veterinarian performing extraordinary acts of service for the Good Works for Horses Campaign.

The Good Works for Horses Campaign recognizes AAEP-member practitioners who volunteer veterinary services, resources and time beyond the scope of their practice to improve the health and welfare of horses. The AAEP defines “good works” as selfless acts of giving back to the horse, for the sake of the horse and people they serve. Types of service 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.

Monthly honorees are featured on the AAEP’s website, in the bi-monthly newsletter Spur of the Moment and monthly newsletter, Equine Veterinary Education. Featured practitioners selected through September will remain eligible for the Good Works for Horses Award, to be presented at the 57th Annual Convention, Nov. 18-22, 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

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 July’s recognition is July 31. The nomination form is available atwww.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.

Post Type

  • Press Release

Publish Date

July 8, 2011

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