Amy Grice, VMD, MBA, a veterinary business consultant in Virginia City, Montana, has been appointed treasurer of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Grice was installed on December 9 during the 2020 AAEP Virtual Convention & Trade Show. Her three-year term expires in 2023.
After 25 years as an ambulatory equine practitioner with Rhinebeck Equine in Rhinebeck, New York, Grice resigned as managing partner of the large referral practice in 2015 to launch her consulting practice. She established Amy Grice, VMD, MBA, LLC to help veterinarians navigate challenging practice environments to lead more successful and satisfying lives.
Grice received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and her MBA from Marist College School of Management in 2014. She frequently speaks at educational seminars for veterinarians and contributes veterinary business articles to AAEP Media Partner EquiManagement. In addition, she facilitates regional Decade One networking groups for early-career veterinarians and serves on the AVMA Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee.
“From my very first interactions with the AAEP as a student at Penn, I was impressed with the AAEP’s sharp focus on making decisions based on the horse’s best interests,” said Grice. “Over the course of my career, I met many mentors through the AAEP who shaped who I became as a veterinarian, and I am so grateful for their generosity. Giving back to the equine veterinary industry and giving a ‘leg up’ to those who are the industry’s future is my passion. Serving the AAEP always inspires me to make a positive difference.”
An AAEP member since 1990, Grice currently serves on the Wellness Committee. She previously served on the board of directors from 2016-2018, the Foundation Advisory Council, and the Educational Programs, Leadership Development, Nominating and Owner Education Committees. She received the 2017 AAEP President’s Award for her central role in the development of the AAEP-AVMA Economic Survey.
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.