Stuart Brown, DVM, a Lexington, Ky.-based veterinarian, was named 2013 Friend of the University of Kentucky’s (UK) Ag Equine Programs during its Equine Science and Management reception Sept. 3 at Spindletop Hall, in Lexington.

Brown specializes in equine reproduction with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, in Lexington. He serves on the UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment’s Equine Advisory Committee, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Advisory Committee, and the Gluck Equine Research Foundation Board and has been an active advocate for UK’s equine programs for many years.

“While not a UK graduate, Stuart ‘sees blue’ when it comes to our equine programs,” said Marci Hicks, director of development for UK’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Brown’s nominator. “Not only does he believe that the University of Kentucky should be the epicenter of education, research and service for the equine industry, he actively works to make this vision a reality through his leadership, guidance, and financial support. His involvement touches every element of our equine programs, from the undergraduate degree program, to the Gluck Equine Research Center, to multiple extracurricular equestrian teams.”

Added Nancy Cox, PhD, associate dean for research in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station director, “Stuart is considered one of the best scientific minds among the internationally-distinguished local veterinary community. He is frequently asked to serve on review panels to select programs for research funding, and he prov