Applications for Equine Research Fellows being accepted through Aug. 1
Applications for the 2013 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow and EQ... More »
Bramlage Serving as On Call Veterinarian for Belmont Telecast
Larry Bramlage, DVM, will return to the role of AAEP On Call veterinarian when he assists NBC Sports with horse health informati... More »
Dr. Scott Palmer to Serve as AAEP On Call Veterinarian for Preakness Weekend Telecasts
Scott Palmer, VMD, will assist NBC Sports with horse health info... More »
Dr. Mary Scollay to Step in as AAEP On Call Veterinarian for Oaks, Derby
Longtime AAEP On Call Veterinarian Mary Scollay will serve as the spokesperson for equine health during NBCSports racing coverag... More »
Statement from the AAEP regarding the Injury to On Call Veterinarian Dr. Larry Bramlage
Dr. Larry Bramlage injured his head Thursday afternoon in a fall from a golf cart in the barn area of Churchill Downs. He was tr... More »
Summer Education Meetings to Provide New Knowledge to Practitioners of All Experience Levels
The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 2013 series of summer continuing education meetings will impart the latest tre... More »
Careers in Equine Medicine
Do you own or ride horses, or simply admire the beauty of the horse? Do you enjoy the biological sciences? If so, choosing a career as an equine veterinarian may be the most rewarding decision you ever make. No other profession provides such satisfying daily interaction with the horse while offering the unique opportunity to care for one of the world’s most majestic animals.
See the "Discover a Career as an Equine Practitioner" link to the right in order to learn more about the educational requirements for veterinary school as well as the varied employment opportunities that exist for today's equine veterinarians.
“My career choice was made solely for the love of horses. Being an equine veterinarian has allowed me to use an advanced degree and work with horses every day. Even after 13 years of practice, my day to day experiences are very rewarding. I love to diagnose lameness and then see improved performance out of a horse. It is not just the satisfaction of having improved the horse, but also the appreciation that an owner will show. You don’t need to be motivated to go to work every day when you love what you do.”
Deborah Spike-Pierce, DVM
Michigan State University, 1993
"As a veterinarian specializing in internal medicine for large animals at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, the majority of my work as a veterinarian centers on horses, so I truly get to
live my passion at work as well as at home. My job is very fulfilling and never boring, as I am motivated by the many ways to improve the health care of horses while working with people that share my enthusiasm: teaching veterinary students, managing challenging equine cases, researching equine health issues, and sharing my expertise with other veterinarians as well as learning from them."
Julia H. Wilson, DVM
St. Paul, MN
Cornell University, 1978
American Association of Equine Practitioners