KAEP Honors Vet

The Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners honored Steve Conboy, DVM, as its first Distinguished Life Member. Conboy, who retired as Secretary/Treasurer of the group after 18 years of service, was named 1990 Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year and received the 1999 Distinguished Practitioner Award from the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association. He served as farm veterinarian for Castleton Farm for 28 years before retiring after the farm was sold. Peter Timoney, FRCVS, PhD, head of the Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky., said, "Steve is a man for all seasons. He is a leader whether as a practitioner or serving on a local, state, or national board. He is the epitome of selflessness."

Pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica sponsored a dinner for the KAEP and presented Conboy with a Waterford crystal mare and foal. Conboy said, "The KAEP is a social and educational body, but has acted when the occasion arises, such as with CEM or EVA (outbreaks). This is a group that acts in a cohesive manner for the benefit of the industry, and the practitioner."

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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