Texas A&M Professor Joins AAEP Board of Directors

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Leslie Easterwood, DVM, clinical assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).

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Dr. Easterwood was installed during the Dec. 6 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 62nd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. Her three-year term expires in 2019.

After receiving her veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 1995, Dr. Easterwood spent 10 years in private equine practice before returning to Texas A&M in 2005 to begin a large animal internal medicine residency. Upon completion in 2008, she was hired by the university to her current position.

An AAEP member since 1992, Dr. Easterwood serves on the AAEP Foundation Advisory Council. She previously served as chair of the AAEP’s Membership Development Committee and as facilitator of the Biologic and Therapeutic Agents Forum. In addition, she voluntarily serves on the board of the Texas Equine Veterinary Association, as the official veterinarian for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and with several student organizations on campus.

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.