David Frisbie, DVM, PhD, DACVS, whose leadership has shaped the continuing education programs of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, has been named the association’s 2018 vice president. He will be installed during the November 20 President’s Luncheon at the 63rd Annual AAEP Convention in San Antonio, Texas. He will assume the role of AAEP president in 2020.
Frisbie is a professor at Colorado State University, director of research at CSU’s Orthopaedic Research Center and interim director of operations at the university’s C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute, which broke ground in June. He also is a partner in Equine Sports Medicine, LLC, of Pilot Point, Texas, and the managing partner of eCORE North Texas, LLC. His clinical interests are orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and rehabilitation.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Frisbie is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, for which he currently serves as secretary.
He is an authority in musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment and has evaluated various therapeutics and biologics such as stem cells. Additionally, he has explored novel platforms for diagnosing musculoskeletal disease and developed diagnostic tools such as standing arthroscopy of the equine stifle. His contributions to the body of knowledge of musculoskeletal disease were commemorated with the 2001 Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence.
An AAEP member since 2001, Frisbie has provided guidance to the Educational Programs Committee (EPC) as a member for two terms and as the chair for one term. He also served on the board of directors from 2012-2015. Frisbie received the 2011 AAEP President’s Award for outstanding service on the EPC.
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.