Amanda House, DVM, DACVIM, clinical professor and director of student affairs at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). House was installed during the December 10 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 65th Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado. Her term will conclude in 2022.
House joined the University of Florida faculty in 2007, and she is director of the Practice-Based Equine Clerkship program, which enables veterinary students to have an ambulatory practice clinical rotation with private practitioners. Her clinical interests include neonatology, infectious disease, preventative medicine and animal welfare. In addition, she served as an AAEP Student Chapter faculty advisor from 2008-2015.
A 2001 graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, House completed an internship and large animal internal medicine residency at the University of Georgia’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital prior to starting at the University of Florida.
House serves on the AAEP’s Infectious Disease Committee, as moderator of the Infectious Disease Round and on the Mentorship Subcommittee. She previously served on the Horse Owner Education, Member Engagement, and Professional Conduct and Ethics Committees. She is a past president of the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners and currently serves on its Educational Program Advisory Committee. She has served on committees with 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 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.