AAEP Accepting Nominations for 2011 Good Works Campaign

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is encouraging horse owners and equine industry groups to nominate a veterinarian performing extraordinary acts of service for the Good Works for Horses Campaign.

The Good Works for Horses Campaign recognizes AAEP-member practitioners who volunteer veterinary services, resources, and time beyond the scope of their practice to improve the health and welfare of horses. The AAEP defines "good works" as selfless acts of giving back to the horse, for the sake of the horse and people they serve. Types of service might include providing low-cost services or vaccines at equine rescue facilities, volunteering services at therapeutic riding centers, educating members of the horse-owning public about proper equine health care, hosting community health care clinics, or participating in equine-related youth programs.

Monthly honorees are featured on the AAEP's website, in the bi-monthly newsletter Spur of the Moment and monthly newsletter, Equine Veterinary Education. Featured practitioners selected through September will remain eligible for the Good Works for Horses Award, to be presented at the 57th Annual Convention, Nov. 18-22, in San Antonio, Texas.

Congratulations to the follow monthly honorees:

Nominations are accepted from horse owners, equine industry professionals, veterinarians, and other interested individuals. Candidates must be AAEP-member practitioners. The deadline for horse owners and organizations to nominate a veterinarian for July's recognition is July 31. The nomination form is available at www.aaep.org/goodworks.htm.

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