Macpherson Installed as 2018 AAEP President

Margo Macpherson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, a tenured professor of reproduction and former chief of reproduction services at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the Nov. 20 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 63rd Annual Convention, in San Antonio, Texas.

Macpherson is a clinician scientist who has dedicated her professional career to combining both veterinary medicine and research. She is primarily interested in conditions that affect pregnancy, including twinning and placentitis. Work from her laboratory has helped direct treatment choices for mares with placentitis by providing information about efficacy of commonly used antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory treatments.

Macpherson served a previous term on the AAEP’s board of directors from 2011-14. She was a longstanding member of the Educational Programs Committee and made significant contributions to student programming. She also served on the Nominating and Reproduction committees and as Reproduction anchor for the Kester News Hour at the AAEP Annual Convention from 2006-2010.

Macpherson received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 1990 and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1994. She became board certified by the American College of Theriogenologists in 1994.

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