Orlando, Fla. - The 53rd Annual Convention
of the American Association of Equine Practitioners set two records: one for attendance and another for naming of the organization's
first female president.
Held Dec. 1-5 in Orlando, the conference
attracted approximately 7,238 attendees
- 3,639 veterinarians, students and veterinary technicians. This beat AAEP's previous attendance record, set in 2006 in San
Antonio, by almost 300 people.
Along with the installation of AAEP's new officers and board members, Dr. Eleanor Green was named president.
Green, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ABVP, is professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Sciences at the University of
Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
"Dr. Green brings many terrific qualities
to the AAEP presidency — enthusiasm,
an unmatched work ethic and, most importantly, the desire to do what is best for the horse," says David Foley, AAEP executive
Dr. Dean Richardson, "Ophthalmology:
Survival Methods for Practitioners," a lameness and imaging presentation by Drs. Sue Dyson and Kent Allen were popular among
attenees, says Sally Baker, AAEP director of public relations.
Next year? San Diego. dvm