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Rehabilitation & Extended Care for Horses with Hoof Disease
Sam A. Monticello, DVM
Sam Monticello agreed to serve on the Board of Directors for HPF because of his interest in diseases of the equine hoof.
A 1964 graduate of the Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine, he
was involved in large animal practice, primarily equine medicine and surgery, until 1998.
Monticello is currently an Associate Professor of Animal Science at McNeese State University in the Department of Agriculture, where he teaches nutrition and equine courses.
Thoroughbred Times: Today's News
"The better educated a person is about the horses, the better equipped that person is in recognizing possible problems," said Dr. Sam Monticello, an associate professor of animal science at McNeese State, which is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
"There are a great number of Hispanics working in the horse racing industry here in Louisiana," Monticello
said."Translating the program into Spanish was seen as another educational opportunity."
The Times of Southwest Louisiana
Dr. Sam Monticello , MSU associate professor of animal science and an adjunct professor at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine , is instructor for the course.Monticello , a former Lake Charles veterinarian who worked in equine medicine and surgery , is the first McNeese faculty member to teach a distance learning course for the LSU Ag Center Cooperative Extension Service , according to Earl C. Johnson , program and staff development specialist with the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.
Welcome to the National HBPA
I would especially like to thank the following people without whom this progress would not have occurred so quickly: Dr. Sam Monticello, McNeese State University; Yvonne Normand, St. Landry School Board; Brent Fontenot, St. Landry Accelerated & Transition School; Onetha Wheeler & Tricia Merrick, Louisiana State Board of Education; Sean Alfortish, Louisiana HBPA President; Mona Romero, Louisiana HBPA Executive Director; Tom Early, LTBA Executive Director; and Jay Addison, LVMA President.