Scott E. Palmer, VMD, of Clarksburg, NJ, was installed as the 51st
president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the group’s annual convention in Denver, CO, December 4-8.
Dr. Palmer is the owner of New Jersey Equine Clinic in Clarksburg, where he has practiced for nearly 30 years. He has received international recognition for his studies in minimally invasive surgical techniques and laser surgery, and twice has been named the New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners’ “Veterinarian of the Year.”
An active member of the AAEP since 1977, Dr. Palmer is a former member of the board of directors and served as chairman of the Educational Programs Committee. He also volunteered his efforts to the Research, Abstract Review, Long-Range Planning and Nominating committees. Dr. Palmer has been an AAEP On Call spokesperson since 1996, providing veterinary commentary for
televised Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing at the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park.
A 1976 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Palmer is involved with many groups in the veterinary and equine fields. He is a past president of the New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. In addition, Dr. Palmer served on the Veterinary Advisory
Board of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation as well as the Veterinary Advisory Committee of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. He is a member of many associations, including the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
He and his wife Janet have one son, Christopher. Dr. Palmer’s term as AAEP president will conclude in December 2005.
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 is the world’s largest professional association of equine veterinarians and reaches more than five million horse owners through its over 8,000 members worldwide. The association is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.