Thomas R. Lenz, DVM, MS, Dip.
ACT, and an American Association of Equine Practitioners
' (AAEP) past president, has been named the 2005 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the AAEP
This award honors individuals who have provided exemplary service to the AAEP
or a similar organization to the benefit of the horse, horse industry or equine veterinary medicine.
was honored during the AAEP's
President's Luncheon on December 6 in Seattle, Wash.
In addition to serving as 2003 AAEP president, Dr. Lenz has provided service to the organization as chairman of the Owner Education Task Force and as a member of the Public Policy, Educational Programs and Abstract Review committees, the AAEP Foundation board of directors, the AAEP board of directors and the AAEP Executive Committee.
He is currently chairman of the association's Equine Welfare Committee.
dedication to the equine industry includes contributions as a member of the American Horse Council's
Animal Welfare Committee and the Research Committee of the American Quarter Horse Association
has judged the AQHA's prestigious Best Remuda Award since 1994; writes a monthly equine column for the Quarter Horse Journal; and is featured on the AQHA's TV magazine, America's Horse.
He also is active on the issue of unwanted horses and serves as the Steering Committee Chairperson for the Unwanted Horse Coalition.
received the 1997 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Missouri
and was honored as the 1995 Alumnus of the Year by the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
He is a past president of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association.