COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS– Leslie Easterwood, DVM, clinical assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) at Texas A&M University, has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).
Easterwood was installed during the Dec. 6 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 62nd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. Her three-year term expires in 2019.
“Dr. Easterwood will be a notable asset to the AAEP as a member of its Board of Directors,” said Dr. Eleanor Green, Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University and a Past President of the AAEP. “She brings an extraordinary level of energy and dedication and her enthusiasm is contagious. Her experience as an equine clinician, educator, and participant in organized veterinary medicine will serve her well and AAEP will surely benefit from her uncanny ability to rally support for compelling causes.”
After receiving her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 1995, Easterwood spent 10 years in private equine practice before returning to Texas A&M in 2005 to begin a large animal internal medicine residency. Upon completion in 2008, she was hired by the CVM to her current position.
An AAEP member since 1992, Easterwood serves on the AAEP Foundation Advisory Council. She previously served as chair of the AAEP’s Membership Development Committee and as facilitator of the Biologic and Therapeutic Agents Forum. In addition, she voluntarily serves on the board of the Texas Equine Veterinary Association as the official veterinarian for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and with several student organizations on campus.
“Dr. Easterwood has an incredible passion for both horses and organized veterinary medicine,” said Dr. Allen Roussel, Department Head of Large Animal Clinical Services & Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine. “She will surely be an excellent member of the Board of Directors and a wonderful ambassador for Texas A&M University.”
The AAEP, headquartered in Lexington, Ky. was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, AAEP reaches more than five million horse owners through its over 9,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research, and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.