KAEP Partnerships


“The mission of the KAEP is to ensure the professional development of its members by promoting fellowship, providing educational opportunities, and informing members of political, social, and emerging disease issues that affect the veterinary community and enable them to provide quality care for the horse.”

Upcoming Events

  • Tue
    6:00 pmGriffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

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    The KAEP invites you to dinner,
    sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, Zoetis and Merial, John W. Poe, DVM, MPH will discuss
    Ebola Virus: An Emerged Public Health Threat 

    The 2014-2015 Liberian centered epidemic of Ebola virus is the largest ever recorded. This zoonotic (historically foreign animal African disease) disease is an extraordinary example of constant emergence of new and novel diseases generated by human activities. The convergence of human behavior with varied animal species is a constant generator of new public health threats. The understanding of new disease transmission mechanisms is critical to public health interventions.

    Dr. John W. Poe received his DVM from Auburn University in 1981 and Master in Public Health (Epidemiology) from University of Kentucky in 2002. He currently works as the Kentucky State Public Health Veterinarian and also continues to operate a veterinary clinic. He has previously served as Veterinary Medical Officer and Medical Epidemiologist for the Kentucky Department of Public Health. Current duties include consultation to health professionals and the public relating to communicable diseases, animal bites and zoonoses; expertise in control of zoonotic, tick-borne, arboviruses and other communicable diseases; and involvement in drafting and reviewing legislation pertinent to public health. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association Ebola Companion Animal Response Plan Working Group.


    Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Cash bar 6pm, Dinner 7pm
    Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
    1800 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

    Cost: $10.00 for current KAEP members,
    spouses/guests $30.00
    Payments made by cash, check and
    credit cards accepted

    Please RSVP via email by Friday, January 23, 2015 to attend Mandy Roberts,
    [email protected]
    or Dr. Bonnie Barr, KAEP President at (859) 233-0371
    1 CE hour available

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To celebrate the end of this season and the arrival of new interns and residents, and before we roll right into sales season, KAEP is hosting a Summer Meet & Mingle on Friday, July 12, at Pivot Brewing in Lexington. This event is open to new and seasoned equine veterinarians – we hope to see you there!

The Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners presents…

WHATKAEP Summer Meet & Mingle 
WHEN: Friday, July 12, from 6 to 8 PM
WHERE: Pivot Brewing in Lexington
WHO: Open to ALL equine veterinarians

HOWEncourage ALL to attend, new and seasoned veterinarians from various disciplines and clinics! A diverse representation is expected to attend. This event embodies a space and opportunity for mentorship and collaboration. 

Fiesta Dogs Food Truck is available; desserts and two complimentary drinks for Kentucky newcomers.

NO RSVP required. Questions? Email [email protected]