November 17-21, 2017
The November 2017 Conference of the American Association of Equine Practitioners was a busy one from Dr. Ramey. He finished his service on two committees, having served as the vice-chairman of the Leadership Development Committee, and also the Professional Conduct and Ethics Committee. Dr. Ramey has served on many AAEP Committees over the years, and feels the helping his professional association is one other way that he can help horses.
For the second year in a row, Dr. Ramey was a team leader in the student "Hoof Test Challenge," a fun quiz show-type contest giving the opportunity to answer questions about equine medicine, have fun, and win great prizes. Students are the future of veterinary medicine, and throughout his career, Dr. Ramey has been willing to help students from all over the world.
Dr. Ramey gave two talks this year. His talk, Insights from an On-Line Survey of 8069 Horse Owners Regarding Equine Veterinary Care, was given to a the business session of the American Association of Equine Practitioners meeting presented the results of an on-line survey conducted through his Facebook page, David Ramey, DVM. The survey was intended to collect feedback from horse owners about their views about equine veterinary care. It received over 8,000 responses! It was the 12th talk that Dr. Ramey has given to the AAEP.
Dr. Ramey also gave a talk to the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians. This talk - Ethics: Curse, Pipedream, or Opportunity - was based on a similar talk Dr. Ramey gave to the AAEP in 2013. Dr. Ramey feels that ethical practice is something that cannot receive enough emphasis on the part of the profession, and questions from the audience indicated that veterinary technicians feels the same way.