Equine Reproduction Specialist LeBlanc Dies

Reproduction specialist Michelle LeBlanc, DVM, Dipl. ACT, died April 13 after a battle with ovarian cancer.

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Renowned equine reproduction specialist Michelle LeBlanc, DVM, Dipl. ACT, died at her home in Florida April 13 after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 58.

LeBlanc, who most recently worked at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Ky., had been in and out of remission the last two years but continued to work and travel the world to give veterinary presentations.

A well-respected theriogenology educator, researcher, and practitioner with more than 30 years of experience, LeBlanc was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Equine Veterinary Association in 2011 and was named 2000 Theriogenologist of the Year by the American College of Theriogenologists.

Last summer, the Theriogenology Foundation, in partnership with Rood & Riddle, held a symposium honoring LeBlanc at the conclusion of the annual theriogenology conference in Baltimore, Md. Veterinarians and researchers around the country and world gathered at the event to show their support of LeBlanc

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Esther Marr is a staff writer for The Blood-Horse magazine.

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