The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) honored C. Wayne McIlwraith with the Distinguished Life Member award for longtime service to the association during the 55th annual convention in Las Vegas in December.
An AAEP member of more than 30 years, McIlwraith served as AAEP president in 2001 and was a member of the board of directors from 1992 to 1994. He has been chair of the Educational Programs, Research, President’s Advisory, and Professional Conduct and Ethics committees as well as a member of several other committees and task forces. He is the current chair of the Foundation Advisory Committee.
In addition, McIlwraith participates in the AAEP’s On Call Program, which provides veterinary expertise to print and broadcast media during major equine sporting events. McIlwraith has provided “On Call” expertise during the Breeders’ Cup Thoroughbred World Championships since 1995 as well as major Quarter Horse races.
McIlwraith is the director of the Equine Orthopaedic Research Center and holds the Barbara Cox Anthony University Endowed Chair in orthopedics at Colorado State University. The center is part of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at CSU.