The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named G. Kent Carter, DVM, MS, DACVIM, professor and chief of medicine at Texas A&M University, as its 2013 vice president.

Dr. Carter was inducted as a member of the AAEP Executive Committee during the Dec. 4 President’s Luncheon at the 58th Annual Convention in Anaheim, Calif. With this appointment, Dr. Carter will assume the role of AAEP president in 2015.

A native of Utah, Dr. Carter entered private practice in Reno, Nev., after graduating from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. He completed a residency in large animal medicine at Texas A&M University in 1982. After working on faculty at Purdue University for two years, he became board certified in internal medicine. In 1984, Dr. Carter joined the faculty of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Carter has collaborated with farriers to resolve equine hoof disorders and lameness. He founded an instructional rotation for students at Texas A&M dedicated to foot care and its ties to lameness. He is a member of the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame and the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.

An AAEP member since 1982, Dr. Carter has served on the Abstract Review, Leadership Development, Infectious Disease, Nominating and Student Relations Committees, as well as the Bureau of Land Management Task Force. He was a representative on the AAEP board of directors from 2006-2007.

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

December 5, 2012

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