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COLLEGE STATION, TX - G. Kent Carter, DVM, MS, was recently
inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame
as the 2008 college and industry veterinarian, as well as the
International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.
Dr. Carter is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary
Internal Medicine, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine,
and was honored Jan. 31, 2008 by being inducted into the
International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame and International
Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame. The honor recognizes his
accomplishments, achievements and contributions in the advancement
of equine foot-care.
"I am very honored and humbled by receiving this award," said
The International Equine Veterinarians Hall Of Fame was
established in 1997 by the American Farriers Journal to
honor veterinarians who have contributed to the knowledge and
recognition of proper equine hoof-care. Nominations for the Hall of
Fame are made in two classes: practicing equine veterinarian
(involved with veterinarians in the field) and college and industry
veterinarians (involved with teaching, research or other important
components of hoof-care education).
Current Hall of Fame members select new inductees, and the Hall
is sponsored by American Farriers Journal and The Kentucky
Derby Museum. A mere 33 members compose the Equine Veterinarians
Hall Of Fame.
A Utah native, Dr. Carter attended Colorado State Veterinary
School, and then went into private practice in Reno, Nev. He
completed a residency in large animal medicine at Texas A & M
University and went to Purdue University. After two years at Purdue
he became board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Carter then
moved to Texas A&M in 1984, where he is currently Chief of
Medicine. Working in conjunction with farriers for over two
decades, he has been instrumental in helping promote a healthy
relationship between the two professions.
Dr. Carter has launched an innovative instructional rotation at
Texas A&M University dedicated to equine lameness, which
includes foot care and its relationship to many lameness
"The Equine Lameness rotation is designed to give veterinary
students a focused experience in equine lameness," said Dr. Carter.
"Working with a farrier and foot-related lamenesses in an integral
part of this service."
The future is bright for the Texas A&M equine program. In
addition to graduating high caliber equine veterinarians, Dr.
Carter and the rest of the equine veterinary staff are working to
build a covered arena with a state-of-the-art surface and a new
imaging center dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of
"We want to create a regional lameness center here at Texas
A&M," said Dr. Carter, "where we can utilize the tremendous
expertise and technology here to comprehensively treat our clients.
The arena will also enhance the quality of education we provide for
our students by exposing them to the most current diagnostic and
treatment techniques that are not seen elsewhere."
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
Ofc - (979) 862-2675
Cell - (979) 739-5718
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843
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