Renowned Equine Dentistry Specialist from Kentucky to Serve as AAEP Treasurer

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Jack Easley, DVM, DABVP, DAVDC, a private practitioner and noted equine dentistry specialist in Shelbyville, Kentucky, has been named treasurer of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).

Easley’s three-year term commenced Dec. 9, when he was installed during the President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 60th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Easley received his veterinary degree from Tuskegee University in 1976. From 1978-80, he served as associate professor of surgery at Kansas State University where he acquired an interest in equine dentistry. He held the same position at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine from 1980-82 before entering private practice with the establishment of Equine Veterinary Practice LLC in Shelbyville. The all-inclusive equine veterinary practice with an emphasis on dentistry serves central Kentucky and southern Indiana.

A founding diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College’s Equine Specialty, Easley is a past president and current board member of the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners. He has lectured on the subject of equine dentistry throughout the world and has written numerous articles for publication in professional and lay equine journals, textbooks and periodicals.

Easley serves on the AAEP’s Professional Conduct and Ethics Committee and Foundation Advisory Council. He previously served on the association’s board of directors from 2004-06; as chair of the Dentistry and Dental Education Committee; and on the Computer Applications, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Hospital Planning and Public Relations committees.

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 five 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.