Dr. John A. Stick to Join AAEP Board of Directors

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will welcome John A. Stick, DVM, Michigan State University's large animal hospital chief of staff, as a new member of the board of directors this week during the 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev.

Stick will serve a three-year term as the representative of District V, the Great Lakes District, which includes Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. He will be inducted with other new board members during the Dec. 8 President's Luncheon.
A 1974 graduate of The Ohio State University, Dr. Stick completed a large animal residency at Purdue University in 1975 and a surgical residency at Cornell University in 1977. He has been a faculty member at Michigan State since 1977, and he was named chief of staff in the large animal hospital in 1992. His areas of interest include performance-related conditions, arthroscopic surgery for joint diseases, and upper airway abnormalities in horses.
Stick is a past member of the AAEP Computer, Research, and Educational Programs committees. He is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Michigan Equine Practitioners Association. During his term on the AAEP board, Stick hopes to focus on equine welfare issues and initiatives to help guide veterinarians through an economic downturn.
"One of my goals is to improve horse welfare in this country," Stick said. "Those of my generation have been blessed by the horse by choosing a career path in veterinary medicine--I hope I can help return the favor."

Stick and his wife, Claudette, have two grown daughters, Meghan and Mary Katherine. Stick no longer owns horses, but he has two dogs, Leo and Zoey, and a Maine Coon cat named Niles. He is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys taking out his boat, which he keeps off the coast of South Carolina.

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