Sarah Reuss, VMD, DACVIM, a professional services veterinarian in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with Boehringer Ingelheim, has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Reuss was installed during the December 10 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 65 Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado. Her term will conclude in 2022.
Reuss transitioned from academia to industry in 2016 with Merial, which was subsequently acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim. For six years prior, Reuss had been a clinical assistant professor and chief of the large animal medicine service at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, where she served on the Admissions and the Internship and Residency Evaluation Committees and as a faculty advisor to the AAEP and AVMA Student Chapters.
Upon earning her veterinary degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2005, Reuss completed an internship at Equine Medical Center of Ocala and a large animal internal medicine residency at Texas A&M University. She joined University of Florida following a stint in general practice at McKinlay and Peters Equine Hospital.
Reuss is a member of the AAEP’s Member Engagement Committee and previously served on the Educational Programs Committee. She’s also served on various committees with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
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, the 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.