Dr. Kathleen Anderson (American Association of Equine Practitioners)
Kathleen Anderson grew up in western Canada and was involved in multiple equestrian disciplines. She competed to Intermediate level in three day eventing and is a qualified Riding Instructor. Kathleen groomed for the Canadian Equestrian team at the World Championships in 1982 and was also a barn manager and racetrack exercise rider.
Kathleen received her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, in 1986. Following graduation, Kathleen entered private practice in South Hamilton, Massachusetts and was Associate to Dr A Martin Simensen, USET veterinarian. Kathleen specializes in performance horse practice and is based at Fairhill Training Center. She currently owns Equine Veterinary Care, a racing and performance practice offering ambulatory and outpatient services, and Equine Veterinary Care Sales Service specializing in public and private pre-purchase examinations. She is a partner in Parlo II, an equine veterinary diagnostic treatment facility, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Services, both of which are based at Fairhill Training Center.
In December 2015, Kathleen Anderson became president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). She also serves as vice chair of the AAEP’s Racing Committee and is the Performance Horse Task Force Chair. She is a member of the AAEP Nominating Committee and the Presidents Advisory Committee. She has volunteered as an AAEP On Call representative since 1997. She is also a member of the Fair Hill Turf Foundation, the Maryland Equine Health Advisory Board and the Thoroughbred Education Research Foundation.