American Association of Equine Practitioners

American Association of Equine Practitioners

AAEP Annual Awards HEADING_TITLE

 

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual AAEP awards, which honor individuals and groups serving their profession and the welfare of the horse in extraordinary ways. Nominations will be accepted from AAEP members, constituent organizations, and members of the equine industry. Click HERE to download the nomination form. Award nomination deadline for the following awards is June 1, 2016.

If you have questions about the nomination process or need additional information, contact Sue Stivers at sstivers@aaep.org.

  • AAEP George Stubbs AwardClick to Expand


    Purpose:
    The George Stubbs Award recognizes the contributions made to equine veterinary medicine by individuals other than veterinarians.  The award is named for George Stubbs (1724-1806), the artist and teacher who played a vital role in veterinary education.  He studied and taught anatomy at York Hospital in England, using detailed drawings as a guide to equine anatomy.  His reference book, Anatomy of the Horse, published more than 200 years ago, is still universally recognized as an authoritative anatomical depiction.

    Individuals eligible for this award are those persons who have not received a degree in veterinary medicine and do not practice veterinary medicine.  However, the individual must have been directly responsible for performing an act or acts to benefit the field of equine veterinary medicine in any or all of the following areas:

    • Leadership
    • Public Service
    • Volunteer Service
    • Research Findings
    • Product Development
    • Public Policy Development
    • Animal Advocacy
    • Humane Education

    The accomplishments may be based on a sustained effort or an extraordinary single achievement.

     

    Nominations:
    Nominations will be accepted from AAEP members, constituent organizations, and members of the equine community. Click HERE to download the nomination form.

     

    Past Recipients:

    2014       Waddell (Dell) Walker Hancock II - Chairman, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
    2011       Susan McDonnell, PhD - Equine Behavioral Researcher
    2008       John K. and Marianne Castle - Philanthropists
    2007       Roy and Gretchen Jackson and Michael Matz - Barbaro's Owners and Trainer        
                    George Bagby, MD, MS - Orthopedic Surgeon
    2005       Edward L. Squires, PhD - Professor, Colorado State University
    2004       Gene Pranzo - Director, The Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation
    1999       Kenneth L. Maddy - Former California State Senator
    1997       Duncan Alexander - American Live Stock Insurance Company
    2000       Gary L. Carpenter - AAEP Executive Director 1991-2000
    1993       Paul Mellon - Philanthropist, Horseman
                    R. Richards Rolapp, Esq. - President, American Horse Council (1978-1993)


     

  • AAEP Research AwardClick to Expand

     

    AAEP Research Award Description:

    The AAEP Research Award is established to highlight the value of equine research and give recognition to an individual who has recently completed research that has or will make a significant impact on the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of equine disease. Nominations are open to all individuals whose research is acknowledged by presentation or publication within the past 2 years and by peer review as a significant advancement in equine medicine or innovation in equine science. Nominees must have had their research presented or published during the 2 years prior to when nominations are submitted to AAEP each year. 

    One award will be presented in any year a nominee is considered deserving by the research subcommittee of the Nominating Committee. The publication or presentation describing the research results should be included with the nomination form. A separate nomination letter not to exceed two pages and letters of reference from two individuals qualified to evaluate the research for its quality and impact should be included with the nomination form. Nominations should NOT include the researchers Curriculum Vita, but a short version CV of no more than three pages may be included.

    Nominations: 

    Nominations will be accepted from AAEP members, constituent organizations, and members of the equine industry.  Click HERE to download the nomination form.


    Past Recipients

    2014                       Don P. Knowles, DVM

  • Distinguished Educator Award (Academic)Click to Expand


    Purpose:
    To be awarded to an individual educator who by his or her actions and commitment has demonstrated a significant impact on the development and training of equine practitioners. Nominations are limited to individuals who at some time during their career served as a veterinary school instructor and who through their ability, dedication, character and leadership have played an important role in the educational and career development of students during their training. 

    Nominations:
    Nominations will be accepted from AAEP members, constituent organizations, and members of the equine community. Click HERE to download the nomination form.

    Past Recipients:

    2015                       Virginia B. Reef, DVM
    2014                       Terry Blanchard, DVM MS DACT
    2013                       Frank Nickels, DVM
    2012                       Jill R. Johnson, DVM
    2011                       Jill Beech, VMD
    2009                       John T. Vaughan, DVM
                                     R. Dean Scoggins, DVM
    2008                       Timothy R. O’Brien, DVM
    2007                       James N. Moore, DVM
    2006                       Thomas J. Divers, DVM
    2005                       Charles F. Reid, DVM
    2004                       Robert M. Kenney, DVM
    2003                       Loren H. Evans, DVM
    2002                       John Fessler, DVM
    2000                       Albert Gabel, DVM
                                    Charles Raker, VMD
                                    John D. Wheat, DVM

     

  • Distinguished Educator Award (Mentor)Click to Expand

     

    Purpose:
    To be awarded to an individual who by his or her actions and commitment has demonstrated a significant impact on the development and training of equine practitioners through mentoring. Nominations are limited to individuals who at some time during their career mentored veterinary students or veterinarians and by their ability, dedication, character and leadership have played an important role in the educational and career development of others in the profession. 

     

    Nominations:
    Nominations will be accepted from AAEP members, constituent organizations, and members of the equine community. Click HERE to download the nomination form. 

     

    Past Recipients:

    2015                       John W. Lee, Jr., DVM
    2013                       Barrie Grant, DVM MS DACVS
    2008                       John V. Steiner, DVM DACT
    2007                       Howard E. Gill, DVM
    2004                       W. Leon Scrutchfield, DVM
    2003                       Norman W. Rantanen, DVM PhD MS ACVR; A-O/ASIF International Foundation’s Veterinary Division
    2002                       Ronald L. Genovese VMD
    2001                       Robert Baker, DVM
                                     M.B. Teigland, DVM

     

     

  • Distinguished Life MemberClick to Expand


    Purpose:
    This distinction recognizes regular members who have made outstanding contributions to the association throughout their career.  

    Nominations:
    The Nominating Committee selects the nominee for this award and submits to the board of directors for approval. 

    Past Recipients:

    2015       Nathaniel A. White, II, DVM
    2014       Terry D. Swanson, DVM
    2013       Benjamin Franklin, Jr., DVM
    2012       Nat T. Messer, IV, DVM
    2011       Douglas G. Corey, DVM
    2010       Jerry B. Black, DVM
    2009       C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS
                     Thomas R. Lenz, DVM MS DACT
    2008        Larry R. Bramlage, DVM MS
    2007        Robert D. Lewis, DVM
    2006        Charles D. Vail, DVM
                     J. Clyde Johnson, VMD
    2002       James L. Voss, DVM*
    2001       Peter F. Haynes, DVM
    2000       Robert K. Shideler, DVM*
                    A. Gary Lavin, VMD
                    James R. Coffman, DVM
    1999       John T. Vaughan, DVM
    1998       Ralph C. Knowles, DVM*
    1997       William “Rex” Hinshaw, DVM
    1996       Manuel A. “Tommy” Thomas, Jr., DVM
    1993       DeWitt Owen, Jr., DVM*
    1992       Delano L. Proctor, Jr., DVM*
                     Robert W. Copelan, DVM
    1991       James T. O’Connor, Jr., VMD*
                     G. Marvin Beeman, DVM
    1989       W. Dan Roberts, DVM*
                    Edwin A. Churchill, VMD*
                     Eugene R. Carroll, DVM*
    1987       Stanley M. Teeter, DVM
                     William M. Romane, DVM*
    1986       Gene M. Bierhaus, DVM*
                     Paul E. Hoffman, DVM*
    1985       Frank J. Milne, DVM MRCVS*
    1984       M.B. Teigland, DVM
    1983       Wayne O. Kester, DVM*
    1980       Jack K. Robbins, VMD
                     Alan H. Edmondson, DVM*
    1976       Charles E. Hagyard, DVM*
    1974       Floyd C. Sager, DVM*
                     Paul J. Meginnis, DVM*
    1972       Donald A. Price, DVM
    1967       Angel C. Pou, DVM*
    1959       Marion L. Scott, DVM*
                   John G. Hardenburg, DVM*
                   Willard F. Guard, DVM* 

    *deceased

     

  • Distinguished Service AwardClick to Expand

    Purpose:

    To be awarded to an individual who has provided exemplary service to the AAEP or a similar organization to the benefit of the horse, horse industry, or the profession of equine veterinary medicine.  The award may be based upon a single achievement or a sustained effort in the form of AAEP committee work, service through other veterinary professional or equine-oriented organizations, or employment by the AAEP.  The Distinguished Service Award is designated to recognize outstanding contributions and thus, may or may not be given annually. 

    Nominations:
    Nominations will be accepted from AAEP members, constituent organizations, and members of the equine community. Click HERE to download the nomination form.

    Past Recipients:

    2015                       Mr. Brad Mitchell
    2013                       Harry W. Werner, VMD
    2012                       Midge Leitch, VMD
    2009                       Scott E. Palmer, VMD                      
                                    Sally J. Baker, APR
    2008                       Susan L. White, DVM ACVIM
    2007                       Gary L. Norwood, DVM
    2006                       Larry R. Bramlage, DVM MS          
                                    John E. Madigan, DVM    
                                    Claude A. Ragle, DVM
    2005                       Thomas R. Lenz, DVM MS
    2004                       Nathaniel A. White, II, DVM
    2002                       Steve Conboy, DVM
                                    J. G. Merriam, DVM
    2001                       Nat T. Messer, IV, DVM
                                    Mr. David L. Foley
    2000                       R. Bruce Hollett, DVM
                                    Mrs. Lucy Kester

     

     

  • Lavin Cup: The Equine Welfare Award of the AAEPClick to Expand


    Purpose:
    To recognize a non-veterinary organization or individual that has demonstrated exceptional compassion or developed and enforced rules and guidelines for the welfare of horses.

     

    Specific information to include:

    • Length of service
    • Number of animals that have benefited
    • What barriers have been overcome
    • Small, sustained acts over a long period of time may equal one large impact
    • Nominees must be acceptable to the veterinary community

     

    Nominations:
    Nominations will be accepted from AAEP members, constituent organizations, and members of the equine community. Click HERE to download the nomination form.

     

    Past Recipients:

    2014                       Robbie Timmons, Treasurer, CANTER USA
    2012                       Christian Veterinary Mission
    2010                       Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad
    2009                       North American Equine Ranching Information Council
    2008                       Hanover Shoe Farms
    2007                       Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program
    2005                       Allan and Kathleen Schwartz, Days End Farm Horse Rescue
    2004                       Herb and Ellen Moelis, Thoroughbred Charities of America
    2003                       Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
    2002                       Dayton O. Hyde
    1999                       Tom Dorrance, Trainer
    1998                       Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Inc.
    1997                       American Quarter Horse Association
    1996                       California Horse Racing Board

  • Sage Kester Beyond the Call AwardClick to Expand


    Purpose:
    The “Beyond the Call” award was named in honor of its first recipient, the late Wayne O. “Sage” Kester, DVM.  To recognize a current or former AAEP member who has made significant and long-lasting contributions to equine veterinary medicine and the community.  A successful nominee for the “Beyond the Call” award should not only possess the qualities of a leader with a strong commitment to the health and welfare of the horse, but also impact and improve the lives of others through service above self. 

    Each nominee should have a record of active, meaningful involvement in the American Association of Equine Practitioners and dedicated service to activities that have made their community a better place to live. 

    Nominations for the “Beyond the Call” award may be presented to the AAEP by any active AAEP member.  To ensure the award represents the highest honor bestowed by the AAEP upon a current or former member, it will not be awarded on an annual basis but only when a candidate of appropriate qualifications is presented for recognition.
     

    Nominations:
    Nominations will only be accepted from current AAEP members.  Click HERE to download the nomination form.

     

    Past Recipients:

    2010       Charles Raker, VMD
    1999       G. Marvin Beeman, DVM

     

  • The President's AwardClick to Expand


    Purpose:
    The President’s Award, introduced in 2008, honors individuals who have demonstrated a dedication to the association during the past year by contributing a significant portion of time and expertise to benefit the health and welfare of the horse.  The sitting AAEP president selects the recipient of this award.

     

    Past Recipients:

    2015                       Kenton D. Morgan, DVM
    2014                       Rick M. Arthur, DVM
    2013                       Edward W Kanara, DVM
    2012                       Jay G. Merriam, DVM
    2011                       David Frisbie, DVM
                                     David L. Foley, CAE
    2010                       Scott E. Palmer, VMD
                                     Foster Northrop, DVM
    2009                       Stephen O’Grady, DVM MRCVS
    2008                       Midge Leitch, VMD