Tegan Easton, DVM, MS, owner of Phoenix Equine Veterinary Services in Scottsdale, Ariz., has joined the AAEP board of directors. She was installed Nov. 21 during the AAEP’s 68th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Her three-year term expires in 2025.
Dr. Easton earned her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 2008. She accomplished this four years after receiving her master’s degree in veterinary medicine with a theriogenology focus. Dr. Easton completed a rotating surgical and lameness internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, California. She stayed on as an associate until 2011. She subsequently practiced in Texas, Missouri and Illinois before moving to Arizona in 2017. Dr. Easton established her ambulatory practice in 2020, and it has grown to a three-doctor practice. Her primary areas of focus are sports medicine, reproduction and general health practices, including dentistry.
In addition to her role on the AAEP board of directors, Dr. Easton serves on the AAEP’s Performance Horse Committee. She was a 2021 participant in AAEP Lead, a leadership workshop for those in practice 15 years or less. In addition, she mentors Arizona veterinary students as a volunteer with the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association’s Mentorship Program.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, 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. It is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.