Palmer to Serve as AAEP On Call Vet for Preakness Telecasts

Palmer to Serve as AAEP On Call Vet for Preakness Telecasts

Dr. Scott Palmer

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Scott Palmer, VMD, Dipl. ABVP, will assist NBC Sports with horse health information as the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) On Call veterinarian at the Preakness Stakes, taking place May 18 at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Md.

Palmer is standing in for Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, who sustained a head injury prior to the Kentucky Derby and has been medically cleared to return to work this week.

Palmer is the hospital director and a staff surgeon at the New Jersey Equine Clinic in Clarksburg, N.J., and dedicates much of his daily practice to racing. A longtime On Call spokesperson, he is a past president of the AAEP and is the immediate past chair of the AAEP Racing Committee. Palmer is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

The On Call program serves over 30 televised equine events annually and received the 2008 Special Eclipse Award for contributions to the sport of Thoroughbred racing. Nearly 20 media-trained AAEP-member veterinarians share their veterinary expertise as On Call spokespersons.

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