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American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

Raising the Standard in Horse Health

General Information

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) was founded in 1954 by a group of 11 charter members who saw that together they could direct the focus of equine veterinary medicine. Today, the AAEP, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, represents an educated group of men and women who cover a broad range of equine disciplines, breeds and associations. Nearly 10,000 veterinarians and veterinary students in 57 countries are members of the AAEP.

The AAEP's mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. These principles have guided the AAEP for more than 50 years in the activities and services it provides.

See their website for more information: AAEP.org

2017 AAEP 63nd Annual National Convention

November 17 - 21, 2017

San Antonio, Texas



Before you transition from veterinary school to the professional world, absorb some wisdom from successful AAEP members. In 2017, AAEP Student members can take advantage of an expanded slate of student offerings beyond the annual Student Luncheon and Avenues Career Night.

Students can participate in additional continuing education, professional development and social opportunities throughout the Annual Convention, including:

• Educational dry labs that provide hands-on experience with surgery, reproduction, internal medicine, imaging and more.
• Professional development course focused on hot topics facing veterinary students transitioning to new graduates in today’s economy.
For more information, click here.