Every year the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) puts on a great educational convention in December. The education the attendees receive is by far the best in equine veterinary medicine.  It is also a venue for many veterinarians, national and international, to have an opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones. 

AAEP Convention is a great time for old friends to meet together and share new ideas.

Photo: Courtesy Dr. Erin Denney-Jones

Networking with your colleagues, students, vendors, and even the AAEP staff can also benefit the solo and beginning equine practitioner. As you know, equine veterinarians are always on the move, so after a day of many forums and committee meetings (a lot of sitting and listening) on important topics in equine veterinary health such as infectious disease and equine welfare, the veterinarians get to enjoy some socializing. 

The cocktail reception kicks off the meeting Saturday night and that is where old friends plan to meet and go out for dinner. The dinners provide the time to catch up with each other regarding our personal life more than our practice life. Sometimes a new person will join the group for dinner or after dinner for drinks and a new contact has been made. console.log('scenario 2');