Daniel P. Keenan, DVM, owner of Foundation Equine Wellness and Performance in Crosswicks, New Jersey, has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).
Keenan was installed during the Dec. 8 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 61st Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. His three-year term expires in 2018.
After receiving his veterinary degree from Cornell University in 1984, Keenan joined Walnridge Equine Clinic in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. He started his own practice in 1988 and, in 2004, merged practices with Dr. Ron McAlister to form Keenan McAlister Equine, the forerunner of Foundation Equine Wellness and Performance. His current practice is a three-doctor equine-exclusive ambulatory practice serving central New Jersey and lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
An AAEP member since 1986, Keenan serves on the Leadership Development Committee. He previously served on both the Educational Programs and Ethics and Professional Conduct committees, as facilitator of the Practice Management Forum and as moderator of the Business Education Rounds.
Keenan’s longtime involvement in organized veterinary medicine and the horse industry within New Jersey includes terms as president of the New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners and vice president of the New Jersey Horse Council. He also served as founder and president of the state’s Animal Emergency Preparedness Committee, on the board of directors of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association and as a member of the New Jersey Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
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 and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.