Monty McInturff, DVM, who has led the charge on a three-year, $10 million comprehensive campaign initiated by The Foundation for the Horse in January 2020, received the President’s Award during the November 21 President’s Luncheon at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) 68th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

The President’s Award, selected by the sitting AAEP president, honors an AAEP member who has demonstrated a dedication to the association during the past year by contributing a significant portion of time and expertise to benefit the health and welfare of the horse.

Dr. McInturff, co-owner and president of Tennessee Equine Hospital in Thompson’s Station, Tenn., with several satellite facilities throughout the state, has volunteered as campaign cabinet chair of The Foundation’s “Taking the Lead – The Campaign for the Horse.” At the start of the annual convention, and with less than six weeks remaining in the campaign, more than $9.6 million had been raised toward the $10 million goal. These funds will enable The Foundation to significantly expand its impact around the world in support of its mission to improve the welfare of the horse.

“Dr. McInturff encouraged the entire board of directors to get behind the ambitious campaign to raise $10 million, and he pledged to lead that effort if everyone in the room was fully committed to the cause. Of course, we all were,” said 2022 AAEP President Dr. Emma Read.

“Today we can all be proud because that campaign has been highly successful,” she continued. “We have pledges, documented estate commitments, and outright gifts, as well as fundraising activities that surely help us meet that goal.”

Dr. McInturff received his veterinary degree from Auburn University in 1989. After two years as an associate veterinarian in Alabama, he returned to his native Tennessee to start his own practice. Dr. McInturff served on the AAEP board of directors from 2013–2015, and he has additionally served on The Foundation Advisory Council and on the Equine Welfare and Nominating committees.

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.

About The Foundation for the Horse 

Established in 1994, The Foundation for the Horse is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the welfare of the horse through Education, Research, and help for Horses at Risk. It is governed and stewarded by world-renowned equine veterinarians and equine stakeholders. In 2022, and for the second consecutive year, The Foundation awarded over $1 million in scholarships and grants to impact equine health and well-being throughout the U.S. and developing countries. To learn more, visit

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Publish Date

November 21, 2022

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