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The FAEP’s mission is to support the professional development of its members and to educate its members on conditions affecting the equine industry as well as methods for improving the welfare of horses in the state of Florida.


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upcoming events

October 19-22, 2017
FAEP 13th Promoting Excellence Symposium

January 19-21, 2018
FAEP 55th Annual Ocala Equine Conference

The President's Line

Ruth-Anne Richter, BSc (Hon), DVM, MS
2016 FAEP President

Ruth_AnneIn this issue, we have provided you with our first detailed look at our 12th Annual Promoting Excellence Symposium (PES) program, to which I am extending a personal invitation for you to attend. It would be great to welcome you to San Juan, Puerto Rico for PES, which we have designed to offer you an exceptional CE opportunity coupled with a unique ‘getaway’ experience, where you can enjoy all that a beautiful tropical environment has to offer.

This year for the first time, PES is offering a scientific program that includes two wet labs. We are excited to be able to offer a detailed, full-day ultrasound wet lab that will incorporate in-depth musculoskeletal as well as abdominal and thoracic ultrasound techniques. Our reproduction lab will provide veterinarians with instruction, discussion of equipment and supplies, and hands-on practice for ultrasound guided transvaginal oocyte aspiration, oocyte recovery, and handling and processing. Our collaboration with 14 leaders in equine veterinary medicine will provide attendees with new knowledge to optimize the care of the equine athlete.

We are proud that our symposium has evolved to establish itself as a world-class CE provider, and we look forward to seeing you in Puerto Rico.

The center spread of this issue provides you with all the information about our program’s wet labs and lectures, as well as registration, room reservations at our remarkable host hotel, and the special activities we have planned for your relaxation, pleasure and networking with colleagues and friends. FYI, US citizens do not require a passport to travel to Puerto Rico.

FAEP is grateful for the backing of our educational partners which enables us to hold these quality CE events, and the work of the FVMA staff that make them happen. We also appreciate your continued support of our conferences.

We welcome your question, comments and suggestions and encourage you to make contact with our FAEP council members or the FVMA staff.