New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners

New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners


The NJAEP’s mission is to guard, improve, and advocate for the health/welfare of the horse, promote a collaborative forum among equine practitioners, further the professional development of its membership, and foster relationships within the industry of the State.

Board of Directors

Michael N Fugaro, VMD, DACVS

Mountain Pointe Equine Veterinary Services

Rachel B. Gardner, DVM, DACVIM
BW Furlong & Associate

Travis Bowers, DVM
Running S Equine Veterinary

Nancy R. Lee, DVM
Nancy R. Lee DVM LLC

Kyle Clark, DVM
Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center

Elias E. Perris, DVM
Perris Equine Veterinary Associates

Click here for our Guidelines for NJ Equine Veterinarians during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Click here NJVMA's COVID-19 Equine Update.

Past NJAEP Events

Saturday, November 16, 2019, the NJAEP conducted an extremely successful Ultrasound Wet-Lab hosted by Rutgers University.  Drs. Kate Chope and Wade Tenney from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University lead the instructions and didactic teaching for the 13 participating veterinarians.  The sponsors of this event were Universal Imaging (Larry Triarsi) and Boehringer Ingelheim (Victoria Irmen).

We would like to all of the participants, instructors, sponsors, Rutgers support staff (faculty, staff, and students), and Dusk Until Dawn for making this event an exception educational and collaborative event.

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Future NJAEP CE Events

Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm reception followed by CE session
Location: Forsgate Country Club
Speaker/Topic: Dr. Elizabeth Davidson/General Lameness
CE: 2 credit hours
Generously sponsored by:

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NJVMA Veterinary Education Conference
Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the NJVMA Board of Directors have decided to cancel the 2020 Veterinary Education Conference scheduled for May 15-17. For information on refunds and hotel cancellations, please visit the NJVMA website at

Future Industry CE Events

There are many continuing education opportunities available nationwide, and while the NJAEP has compiled the list for your convenience, we have no additional information.  These are provided for a source of reference and should not be considered an endorsement by the NJAEP, or a completely inclusive list of available opportunities. Please see the corresponding websites listed in document for more information. 

Please click here to see the list of upcoming CE events.

NJAEP Position Statements

(September 2018)

Equine Dentistry: The NJAEP acknowledges that Equine Dentistry remains of paramount importance to the overall health and well-being of the horse. The scope of dentistry has exponentially expanded within the field of veterinary medicine over the past two decades. In order to provide optimal care to the horse, a veterinarian is required to continually advance their education and maintain a comprehensive understanding and the blended affiliations with anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, biomechanics, and patho-biology/physiology of the biological system. This advanced education and continued research defines the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches adopted and revised within the field of veterinary medicine and equine dentistry.The NJ Veterinary Practice Act, as well as the position statements of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and the NJ Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA), has clearly defined Equine Dentistry as the practice of veterinary medicine including the “removal of sharp enamel projections, treatment of malocclusions of premolars, molars, and incisors…”(AAEP Position on Equine Dentistry 2012) The NJAEP fully supports these position statements. New Jersey Veterinary Practice Act New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association Position Statement Regarding Equine Dentistry American Association of Equine Practitioners Position on Equine Dentistry (2012)

Equine Farriery: The NJAEP acknowledges that the collaborative relationships between farriers/trimmers and veterinarians is imperative for todays’ horses. The collegiality between these individuals along with the integration of their skills has resulted in a more successful performance horse as well as an overall healthier horse. The NJAEP understands that traditional farriery/trimming to be outside of the practice of veterinary medicine. However, the use of any diagnostics (e.g., radiology) or medications for the treatment of diseases/disorders of the foot is understood as the practice of veterinary medicine.

NJAEP Racing Survey Results

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Contact Us

Phone: (908) 359-1184
Fax: (908) 359-7619