The American Association of Equine Practitioners welcomed Margo Macpherson, DVM, chief of reproduction at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, to the board of directors during its 57th Annual Convention in San Antonio.

Dr. Macpherson is the representative of District III, the South Atlantic District, and her term will expire in 2014. She was inducted to the position during the Nov. 21 President’s Luncheon.

A Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, Dr. Macpherson leads the reproduction section and serves as a tenured associate professor at UF. She received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 1990 and acquired a master’s degree at Texas A&M University in 1994. Before joining the faculty at UF, Dr. Macpherson worked as a private practitioner in central Kentucky and served as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Macpherson’s research interests include late pregnancy and postpartum conditions affecting the mare, with her most recent laboratory studies focusing on bacterial placentitis. She served as the president of the American College of Theriogenologists in 2005. From 2006 to 2010, she acted as the Reproduction anchor for the Kester News Hour at the AAEP Annual Convention, a role requiring thorough knowledge and research of timely developments in equine theriogenology.

Dr. Macpherson will prioritize helping practitioners sustain business in uncertain economic times during her term on the board. She notes that the decline of Thoroughbred breeding has significantly impacted equine practitioners within her district. She also hopes to engage more AAEP members in the governance of the association while serving on the board. She counts her service as an educator and mentor to future veterinarians as her most important role in the profession.

Dr. Macpherson is married to equine surgeon Dr. John Peloso, with whom she has a 9-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son. She enjoys numerous outdoor activities and has a particular passion for downhill skiing.

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 nearly 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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Publish Date

November 22, 2011

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