Eleanor Green, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP, of Gainesville, Fla., was installed as the 54th president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners during the group’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla., on Dec. 4. She will serve through 2008 and becomes the first female veterinarian to lead the association.
With a distinguished career in academia, Dr. Green currently is a professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She also is the chief of staff of the college’s Large Animal Veterinary Medical Center. Dr. Green previously was a member of the veterinary faculties at Mississippi State University, the University of Missouri and the University of Tennessee.
A 1973 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Green is board certified by both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). She served as president of the ABVP from 1993 ” 1995 as well as president of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians from 1995 ” 1996.
Dr. Green’s work with the AAEP includes serving as the District III director from 1996 ” 1999 and chair of the Internship and Student Relations Committee and the AAEP Foundation’s Student Scholarship Task Force. She also has been a member of the Research, Educational Programs, Nominating, 50th Anniversary and Public Relations committees. She most recently served as the AAEP’s president-elect. Dr. Green actively participates in the equine industry on state and national levels and has a long history of volunteer work in her community.
“Dr. Green brings many terrific qualities to the AAEP presidency ” enthusiasm, an unmatched work ethic and, most importantly, the desire to do what is best for the horse,” said David L. Foley, AAEP executive director. “I am sure 2008 will prove to be another successful year for our association under Dr. Green’s leadership.”
A native of Tampa, Fla., Dr. Green has three children ” Ashby Jr., Stacy and Wade.
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 over 9,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.