The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, the AAEP reaches more than 5 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.
About Dr. Latson:
Keith Latson, DVM, DACVS, is in private surgical and performance equine practice, focusing on Thoroughbred racehorses in Southern California. He also provides professional and surgical services for non-profit Thoroughbred retirement and retraining organizations in the region.Dr. Latson is a 2001 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and received his board certification in surgery from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2006. He has published and presented several peer-reviewed scientific papers related to equine surgery.A past recipient of the AAEP's Good Works for Horses Award, Dr. Latson also serves on the AAEP's Racing Committee. He resides in Sierra Madre, Calif., with his wife and two sons.
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