The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) invites equine veterinarians and veterinary students to ascend new heights of patient care during the group’s 65th Annual Convention, which will be held Dec. 7-11, 2019, at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, Colorado. The AAEP Annual Convention is the world’s largest event dedicated to equine veterinary care.

The educational program offers approximately 130 hours of continuing education for veterinarians presented by renowned researchers, and practitioners; daily social and networking events; and a 300-exhibitor-strong trade show showcasing the latest technologies, services, and products to improve and aid practice.

Sessions will provide the latest diagnostics and treatments in core areas such as lameness, reproduction, and dentistry. On Sunday, Dec. 8, the keynote presentation, Health, will feature Tammy Hughes, who will describe the central factors that drive gender-related communication problems and how practices can bridge the gap. The following day, renowned equine orthopedic surgeon Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of the University of Pennsylvania, will convey the surgical opportunities available for fracture repair when he delivers the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture, sponsored by Platinum Performance.

A new offering is AAEP Practice Life Conversations, a series of nonscientific discussions devoted to helping veterinarians successfully navigate the daily rigors of life in equine practice. Attendees will also be able to incorporate hands-on learning into their convention experience by taking advantage of an expanded slate of wet and dry labs.

Attendees can catch up with old classmates and establish valuable new connections at the many social and networking events. The social calendar culminates Tuesday, Dec. 10, with the Zoetis-sponsored After Party & Concert, featuring complimentary drinks and a performance by country singer Josh Turner.

To register, view the complete educational program, or book a hotel room, visit Early-bird discounted rates are available through Sept. 15.

Please note that the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians will hold its annual meeting in conjunction with the AAEP’s 65th Annual Convention. For more information, visit

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, 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.