our mission
The FAEP’s mission is to support the professional development of its members and to educate its members on conditions affecting the equine industry as well as methods for improving the welfare of horses in the state of Florida.


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upcoming events

January 19-21, 2018
FAEP 55th Annual Ocala Equine Conference

October 18-21, 2018
FAEP 14th Promoting Excellence Symposium
NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT, Naples, Florida

The President's Line

Corey Miller, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACT
2015 FAEP President

MillerOn assuming the presidency of the FAEP Council, I’d like to commend Dr. Suzan Oakley for leading the Association through a very successful year, during which three world-class equine-exclusive continuing education conferences were planned and executed. With Dr. Oakley’s stewardship, the FAEP continued to support its members, veterinary students and other equine-care team members through member support programs, publications, legislative activities in Tallahassee, and other educational activities. I am looking forward to the coming months as we continue to work to fulfill the FAEP’s mission to support development within our profession and to educate our members on conditions affecting the industry, including the welfare of our patients.

The year commenced at the end of January with a very successful conference in Ocala, with a broad range of disciplines and topics included in the lectures and wet labs. Conferences such as this would not be possible without the fantastic support of our educational partners from industry who sponsor wet labs and other conference activities, as well as the support from exhibitors who signed up early to join us, and added great dynamism to the 52nd Annual Ocala Equine Conference. The Council and staff are now fully engaged in the planning of the 11th Annual Promoting Excellence Symposium (PES), which will be held October 15-18, 2015, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, in Naples, Florida.

We hope you will join us in Naples for this conference which will offer valuable CE in clinical medicine, imaging, and rehabilitation for our athletic patients. Our featured speaker is Jean-Marie Denoix DVM, PhD, internationally-renowned Professor of Veterinary Anatomy and Equine Lamenesses at the École Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, France. Professor Denoix is highly respected for his expertise in anatomy, imaging techniques, biomechanics and lamenesses. Thee PES is established as the pillar of excellence in the provision of equine veterinary medicine, and we aim to surpass the previous years’ achievements at this Naples conference.

The FAEP is also closely monitoring legislative activity in Tallahassee. We have been working closely with our lobbyists to ensure that our members’ interests are properly represented. We held our Legislative Action Days in the capital on March 11-13, and I will share details about that, in the next issue of the Practitioner.

Please feel free to contact any board member or FVMA staff members with your comments, questions, or suggestions.