AAEP shatters record
SAN ANTONIO — Attendance records were shattered at the recently concluded American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) meeting.
The early December meeting posted a total of 6,842 veterinary professionals, guests and exhibitors, up from previous outings.
"We were overwhelmed with the positive response to this year's convention. A fantastic and extremely practical program, coupled with a very popular convention city, set the stage to make this meeting our most successful ever," says David L. Foley, AAEP executive director. "Our heartfelt thanks to all those involved for continuing to make the AAEP convention the best place for equine continuing education in the world."Highlights from the convention include:
Installation of new officers and board members.
The 2007 Executive Committee and new members of the board of directors took office on Dec. 5. The members of the Executive Committee are: Doug Corey, DVM, Adams, Ore., president; Eleanor M. Green, DVM, Gainesville, Fla., president-elect; Harry Werner, VMD, North Granby, Conn., vice president; Tom Brokken, DVM, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., immediate past president; and R. Reynolds Cowles, Jr., DVM, Free Union, Va., treasurer.
New members of the board of directors are: Jim Morehead, DVM, District IV; Dan Wilson, DVM, District V; Julie Wilson, DVM, District VI; Rustin Moore, DVM, Director at Large; and David Whitaker, PhD, Equine Industry Board Member.
Several awards were presented during the President's Luncheon on Dec. 5. Honorees were Claude A. Ragle, DVM, Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, and John E. Madigan, DVM, Distinguished Service awards; J. Clyde Johnson, VMD, and Charles D. Vail, DVM, Distinguished Life Member; and Thomas J. Divers, DVM, Distinguished Educator Award.
The annual live and silent auctions during the AAEP Foundation Celebration raised more than $165,000 to benefit programs that help the horse.