American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation

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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Unwanted Horse Coalition Launches Equine Welfare Data Collective To Track And Aid At-Risk Horses

The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC), a collaborative effort to accumulate, analyze, and report data to enhance programming for transitioning and at-risk equines, has begun the collection of metrics within the equine welfare industry. The Collective was created by the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), a program of the American Horse Council (AHC), with funding partners being The Right Horse Initiative (TRH), The […]

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