American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation

Thoroughbred Industry Organizations’ Statements On Current Crisis

It began with a media death watch during a cold and wet winter at Santa Anita Park. As the number of racing and training fatalities increased at the Arcadia, Calif., track (it topped out at 30 from Dec. 26 through June 22), local and then national media began to take notice. Santa Anita owner Belinda […]

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AAEP Distinguished Life Member Dr. Melbourne Teigland Dead At 95

Dr. Melbourne B. Teigland, past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and patriarch of South Florida-based racetrack veterinary practice Teigland, Franklin & Brokken DVMs (now TFB Equine), died April 3 in Charlotte, N.C. He was 95. An Iowa native who attended Iowa State University as a ROTC student during World War II […]

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Virginia Practice Owner, Colorado State Professor Added To AAEP Board Of Directors

Mitchell K. Rode, DVM, founding owner of Clarke Equine – Wellness and Performance in Berryville, Va., has joined the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ board of directors. Dr. Rode was installed during the Dec. 4 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif. He will complete his term in 2021. Prior […]

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Dr. Jeff Berk Introduced As 2019 AAEP President

Jeffery T. Berk, VMD, a central Kentucky-based Thoroughbred practitioner exclusively focused on domestic and international sales work, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners during the Dec. 4 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif. A 1981 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary […]

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