Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
University of Florida Professor Margo Macpherson, DVM, MS, DACT, has been installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, replacing R. Reynolds Cowles Jr., DVM.
The changeover occurred Nov. 20 in San Antonio, Texas, during the AAEP’s 63rd annual convention.
Dr. Macpherson is a professor of large animal clinical sciences and former chief of reproduction services at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She served as president of the American College of Theriogenologists in 2004-05.
“Work from her laboratory has helped direct treatment choices for mares with placentitis by providing information about efficacy of commonly used antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory treatments,” the AAEP reported.
The immediate past president, Dr. Cowles, is founder and past president of Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Earlysville, Virginia.
In other AAEP leadership news:
- Lisa Metcalf, DVM, DACT, founding owner of the Honahlee equine reproduction facility in Sherwood, Oregon, was appointed treasurer, a three-year term.
- Duane Chappell, DVM, an equine technical services veterinarian with Merck Animal Health, was appointed to the board of directors.
- Deborah Spike-Pierce, DVM, MBA, an ambulatory practitioner and shareholder with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, joined the board of directors. She is a former president of the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners and the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.