AAEP PRESS RELEASE: Dec. 10, 2008 – Connecticut Practitioner Harry Werner Installed as 2009 President

AAEP-PresThe American Association of Equine Practitioners installed Harry W. Werner, VMD, as the association’s 2009 president at its 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Dr. Werner officially took office during the President’s Luncheon on Dec. 9.

A 30-year AAEP member, Dr. Werner owns a private internal medicine and emergency care clinic located at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in North Granby, Conn. He and his staff strive to provide quality patient care by focusing on owner education, equine wellness and purchase examinations. Dr. Werner focuses on the treatment of lameness cases and performs minor surgeries at the clinic. Eighty-five percent of the horses treated at Dr. Werner’s practice are English sport horses. The practice, Werner Equine, was established in 1979.

Dr. Werner attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine where he gained an interest in equine practice while working at the New Bolton Center. He worked under prominent veterinarians Drs. Charles Raker, Bill Moyer and Bob Kenney, and gained equine experience working with AAEP Past President Dr. Jordan Woodcock at Delaware Park.

Dr. Werner was named vice president of the AAEP in 2007 and has been an active member of several AAEP committees. He is the program chair for the 2008 Annual Convention. He was a member of the board of directors from 1995 to 1999 and AAEP treasurer from 1999 to 2002. Dr. Werner also is a past president of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Werner and his wife, Susan, live on the farm where his veterinary clinic is located. They have two children, H.P. and Robin, and two grandchildren. When he is not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Werner enjoys spending time with his family, boating and fly fishing off Cape Cod.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse.  Currently, the AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its nearly 10,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.