The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) salutes Dr. Alfredo Sanchez-Londoño, associate clinical professor, equine field service, at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Ala., as recipient of the grand prize 2020 My Vet Rocks Award.
Dr. Sanchez-Londoño is honored for his clinical proficiency, communication skills and deep-seated commitment to owner and student education. He was recognized Dec. 6 during the Opening Session of the AAEP’s 2020 Annual Convention & Trade Show, held virtually. Dr. Sanchez-Londoño received complimentary registration for the virtual convention and a grand prize package provided by the AAEP and contest sponsor American Regent Animal Health.
Throughout the summer, My Vet Rocks celebrated the important relationship between veterinarian, owner and horse. Horse owners were encouraged to nominate AAEP-member veterinarians who are exceptional in their care of the horse for monthly honors between June and August. Three veterinarians were selected for recognition each of those months in a Win-Place-Show order and highlighted on the AAEP website, monthly newsletter, bi-weekly e-newsletter and Facebook page.
According to Donna Tommelleo, one of Dr. Sanchez-Londoño’s nominators, “His approach to horses, horse owners and all things equine is rooted in constant learning, teaching and compassion. … He is ever the teacher and, just as important, ever the student, always in tune with the latest research and best practice. As a horse owner, you know Alfredo’s approach is at the forefront of what’s new, what’s next and what’s best.”
The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit 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.