Kathleen Anderson, DVM, longtime owner of Equine Veterinary Care PC in Fair Hill, Maryland, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the Dec. 8 President’s Luncheon at the 61st Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Raised in Merritt, British Columbia, Anderson was actively involved with horses as an eventing competitor, international competition groom, barn manager and racetrack exercise rider prior to obtaining her DVM in 1986 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan.
Following graduation, Anderson entered private practice in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, under United States Equestrian Team veterinarian Dr. A. Martin Simensen. Since 1993, she has owned Equine Veterinary Care, a three-doctor ambulatory practice with outpatient clinic facilities that specializes in Thoroughbred race horse and event horse care.
An AAEP member since 1986, Anderson has volunteered as an AAEP On Call representative since 1997. She previously served on the board of directors from 2006-2009; as vice chair of the Racing Committee; as a member of the Foundation Advisory Council; and as a member of the Ethics and Professional Conduct, Finance and Audit, Leadership Development, Membership Development, and Nominating committees.
In addition, she has presented at the AAEP Annual Convention on issues of practice management and care of race and performance horses.
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.