Veterinary college professor named vice president of key national equine association


Margo Macpherson, D.V.M., a professor of equine reproduction at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, will serve as the 2016 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Macpherson’s tenure as vice president will begin Dec. 8 during the association’s annual meeting in Las Vegas. Following completion of the two-year term of her office, Macpherson will become president of the AAEP in 2018.

A member of the college’s faculty since 1999, Macpherson served as chief of the UF Large Animal Hospital’s reproduction service from 2007 until this year. Prior to joining the UF faculty, she worked in private equine practice in Kentucky and served as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.

Macpherson received her D.V.M. degree from Michigan State University in 1990 and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1994. She became board-certified by the American College of Theriogenologists in 1994.

Macpherson has a strong interest in both clinical medicine and veterinary research. She has focused a significant portion of her professional career on the study of equine placentitis. Her research has significantly impacted treatment choices for mares with placentitis by providing horse owners with information about the effectiveness of commonly used antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory treatments.

A longstanding member of the AAEP, Macpherson has served in a variety of leadership roles for the group. Macpherson is also a former president of the American College of Theriogenologists.

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is supported through funding from UF Health and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

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