Gary L. Carpenter to Receive AAEP Stubbs Award

Executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club Gary L. Carpenter has been selected as the 2000 recipient of the George Stubbs Award, presented by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).  The award recognizes outstanding contributions to equine veterinary medicine by an individual other than a veterinarian.

Carpenter's life-long support of the equine industry includes service as the executive director of the AAEP from 1990 – 2000.  During his tenure he worked with the association's membership to address issues impacting equine veterinary medicine and implemented programs to benefit the health and welfare of the horse.  Carpenter developed the highly praised “On Call” program, which provides a media-trained veterinarian to discuss horse health during live network telecasts of equine events.

“While Gary satisfied many of the award guidelines,” said Gary Norwood, DVM, AAEP past president and 2000 Nominating Committee chairman, “it was his leadership and dedication to the equine industry, veterinary medicine and the AAEP membership that made him a natural selection as the Stubbs recipient.”

His active involvement with horses extends to his position as co-founder and chair-elect of the Horse Industry Alliance.  Carpenter is also a member of the American Horse Council's Government Affairs Advisory Committee and Animal Welfare Committee.  He is a native of Quanah, Texas.

The Stubbs Award will be presented to Carpenter on Tuesday, November 28 during the President's Luncheon at the 46th Annual AAEP Convention in San Antonio.

The award is named in honor of George Stubbs (1724–1806), the artist and teacher who played a vital role in veterinary education.  He both studied and taught anatomy at York Hospital in England, using beautifully detailed drawings as a guide to equine anatomy. His reference book, Anatomy of the Horse, published more than 200 years ago, is universally recognized as an authoritative anatomical depiction.

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