News from AAEP


AAEP On Call Program to Serve Breeders’ Cup Telecast

Two equine veterinarians will be serving the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program during the NBC Sports telecast of the Nov. 1–2 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Scott Palmer, VMD, Diplomate ABVP, and Alan Ruggles, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, will be at Santa Anita as AAEP On Call spokespersons to provide timely health updates to the media and viewing audience regarding the athletes in each race.

Dr. Tom Juergens Honored by AAEP’s Good Works Campaign for September

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) commends Dr. Tom Juergens, the September honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, who for the past 20 years has traveled annually to Mongolia to introduce modern veterinary medicine to remote veterinarians and herdspeople to improve the health and wellbeing of the country’s horses. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who perform volunteer service to benefit horses and the equine community. Horse owners and veterinary professionals are encouraged to nominate AAEP members for this monthly recognition.

Four Recent Equine Veterinary Graduates to Receive $4,000 Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarships

The AAEP Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of $4,000 Zoetis/AAEP Foundation Scholarships: Jenny Hamilton, DVM, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Rachel Hilliard, DVM, Cornell University Katie Larson, DVM, Mississippi State University Sheila Spacek, DVM, Colorado State University

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