American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention and Trade


Saddle-up and point your horse’s nostrils for San Antonio, Texas.

Nov. 17-21 is the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention and Trade Show.

With 130 hours of available continuing education (CE), a 300 exhibitor trade show featuring the newest products and services and all kinds of social events, It’s the world’s largest CE event and trade show dedicated to equine veterinary practice.

Featured speakers include:

- Nigel Marsh: Work-Life Balance: A Modern-Day Unicorn or Something Life Changingly Fabulous Available to All? The best-selling author and our keynote speaker will explore the balancing of career, family time, personal time, and productivity to rediscover overall wellness

- Padraic M. Dixon: The Evolution of Horses and the Evolution of Equine Dentistry. The 2017 State-of-the-Art Lecture will feature the internationally renowned dental expert.

- James Belknap, Teresa Burns and Andrew van Eps: Laminitis - New Evidence-Based Recommendations for Clinical Management.

CE seminars are presented under the following categories:

The Business of Practice - Focus on the non-medical aspects of practice that are essential to a healthy bottom line.

How-to - Expand your skills during these focused sessions that walk you step-by-step through procedures that have been deployed successfully by your colleagues. Following each presentation, you’ll possess the information to evaluate the technique and determine whether to implement in your practice.

In-Depth - Dig deeper into important medical topics. These sessions feature fewer but longer presentations, enabling a thorough exploration of key components of the subject matter.

Table Topics - Enlist the knowledge and experience of your colleagues to work through common challenges and identify solutions within specific areas of equine medicine. These facilitated discussions are information but highly informative, and draw upon the collective expertise of all attendees. You can find a detailed schedule here:

Meanwhile, warm and dry San Antonio is a good spot to find yourself in November. There’s plenty to do. Check out some ideas here:

While you’re in San Antonio, you can visit the Dragon Veterinary team and learn how our voice dictation software can be incorporated into all aspects of your practice to cut back drastically on your day to day screen time.