Addison Joins Board as District IV Director
December 14, 2009
The American Association of Equine Practitioners
practitioner Jay Addison, DVM, as a new member of the board of directors during the Dec. 8 President's Luncheon at the 55th Annual Convention in
represents District IV, which includes the states of
An AAEP member since 1988, Dr. Addison has developed a private racetrack and sales practice serving
Dr. Addison has served as the chair of the AAEP's former Racing Committee and a member of the AAEP's Racing Task Force.
He is a member of the current AAEP Racing Committee.
He is also the chairman of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association's Equine Committee.
greatest contribution to the profession his
service to the racing industry and
veterinary community, including his
role rescuing horses in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
As a member of the board of directors, Dr. Addison hopes to focus on equine welfare initiatives and improve the public perception of racetrack practitioners and the integrity of the entire racing industry.
"Professionally, our biggest challenge is restoring and maintaining our integrity in the public's eye," said Dr. Addison
"It will remain a challenge for our organization for many years to educate the public about the veterinarian's role in equine performance."
wife Ellen and son Justin spend their winters in
"passion sport" is polo and his
wife is a sport horse and showing enthusiast.
They maintain about 20 Thoroughbred broodmares at their family farm.
is not with horses, Dr. Addison
enjoys hunting and fishing.
also established a locally based non-profit land trust that has put thousands of