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Contact: Sally J. Baker

AAEP Director of Marketing & Public Relations

(859) 233-0147 or

The American Association of Equine Practitioners invites equine veterinarians and veterinary students to ascend new heights of patient care during the group’s 65th Annual Convention, Dec. 7-11, 2019, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. The AAEP Annual Convention is the world’s largest event dedicated to equine veterinary care.

The educational program offers approximately 130 hours of CE presented by renowned researches, academicians and practitioners; daily social and networking events; and a 300-exhibitor strong trade show showcasing the latest technologies, services and products to improve and aid practice.

Sessions will provide the latest diagnostics and treatments in core areas such as lameness, reproduction and dentistry. On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Keynote Presentation sponsored by Merck Animal Health will feature Tammy Hughes, discussing the central factors that drive gender-related communication problems and how practices can bridge the gap. The following day, renowned equine orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dean Richardson will convey the surgical opportunities available for fracture repair when he delivers the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture sponsored by Platinum Performance.

A new offering is AAEP Practice Life Conversations, a series of non-scientific discussions devoted to helping veterinarians successfully navigate the daily rigors of life in equine practice. Attendees will also be able to incorporate hands-on learning into their convention experience by taking advantage of an expanded slate of wet and dry labs.

At the many social and networking events, attendees can catch up with old classmates and establish valuable new connections. The social calendar culminates Tuesday, Dec. 10 with the Zoetis-sponsored After Party & Concert, featuring complimentary drinks and an unforgettable performance by country singer Josh Turner.

To register, view the complete educational program or book a hotel room, visit Early-bird discounted rates are available through Sept. 15.

Please note that the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the AAEP’s 65th Annual Convention. For more information, visit

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, 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.

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