I am honored and excited to be taking the reins as the President of the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners for 2019. I am very privileged to lead a board of directors who are as passionate about continuing education for equine practitioners as I am. I look forward to carrying on the NEAEP mission statement to create a stronger bond and working relationship between farriers and veterinarians. We have various events planned for 2019 that will allow both professions to learn from each other.
We are actively promoting our student and clinic programs already. Just one of our great new additions designed to enhance and encourage the benefits of collaborative efforts between veterinarians and farriers is the Veterinary Student Program initiative. We have developed this program to provide the opportunity for veterinary students to gain hands-on skills that will be required to successfully practice equine veterinary medicine.
We are also already hard at work on the 2019 Symposium and look forward to announcing more details about our world class speaker line up as they are finalized. In the meantime, I am delighted to announce that we will be returning to Saratoga Springs, NY from September 25th through 28th for the 11th Annual NEAEP Symposium – From Our Practice to Yours.
We will begin accepting membership renewals and registrations on January 1st 2019 and I encourage you to renew your membership early in order to take advantage of our discounted symposium registration options. I also encourage you to share the NEAEP mission and goals with your colleagues and hope that they will also consider becoming members of the NEAEP.
As the holiday season draws near, I would like to wish all of our members, attendees, exhibitors, educational partners and everyone who supports our mission the best of seasons' greetings and a Happy New Year!
Dr. Raul Bras
Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners