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AAEP Foundation And EQUUS Foundation Fellowships Encourage Careers In Equine Research

WESTPORT, CT - October 10, 2011 - The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation.

The AAEP Foundation will award two research graduates with the first-ever EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows, to be presented on November 20, 2011 during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 57th Annual Convention.

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WESTPORT, CT – October 10, 2011 – The EQUUS Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation.

The AAEP Foundation will award two research graduates with the first-ever EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows, to be presented on November 20, 2011 during the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 57th Annual Convention.

“The equine veterinary community continues to struggle to find those dedicated to careers in equine research, especially veterinarians seeking advanced degrees,” said Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, Ph.D, Diplomate ACVS, AAEP Foundation Chairman. “We can’t thank the EQUUS Foundation enough for their dedication to education and responding to the important need of supporting those dedicating their careers to equine research.”

“The health and safety of horses is core to the mission of The EQUUS Foundation,” said Jenny Belknap Kees, Chairman of the Board of The EQUUS Foundation.

“We strongly believe that equine research is critical to the continual improvement in the lives of horses. We are thrilled to partner with the AAEP Foundation to foster equine research by sponsorship two research fellowships.”

More About the Research Fellowships
Two AAEP-member researchers completing residency or graduate programs will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for their contributions to furthering equine research and discovery.

Supported in partnership with The EQUUS Foundation, the Fellows will continue to emphasize the importance of advancing equine veterinary knowledge through research.

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The program mirrors the annual AAEP Past Presidents’ Fellow, a program started by AAEP past presidents in 2006 that provides an annual fellowship to a graduate research student.  

 

The recipients of the EQUUS Foundation Fellows have been selected for 2011. For more information about The EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows program, visit http://www.aaep.org/equus_fellow.htm.

 

For information on The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., visit the EQUUS website at www.equusfoundation.org  or contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at (203) 259-1550 or equus@equusfoundation.org.

About The AAEP Foundation, Inc.
The AAEP Foundation (www.aaepfoundation.org), a 501(c)(3) organization, was created in 1994 as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. The AAEP Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse through support of research, education, benevolence and the equine community. Since its inception, the Foundation has allocated more than $2.2 million to support its mission.

 

About The EQUUS Foundation, Inc.
The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., established in August 2002, as a 501(c)(3) national charitable foundation, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, promoting the use of horses to enrich the lives of those in need, and educating the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal.

Thanks to the generosity of its donors, The EQUUS Foundation helps thousands of people and horses each year. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail:equus@equusfoundation.org, website: www.equusfoundation.org.

 

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