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10 TheHorse.com THE HORSE September 2018 ■ Scott Anderson, DVM, graduated from Virginia/Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) in 1984. He attended the Eastern School of Farriery and was a farrier prior to becoming a veterinarian. He initially worked in a mixed- animal practice but narrowed his scope to horses as an intern in Raleigh, North Caro- lina. A New England native and a Virginia resident for more than 30 years, Anderson joined Wood- side Equine Clinic as an associate and purchased the practice in 1989. With a sports medicine and lameness focus, he was one of the first U.S. veterinarians to become certified in equine acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupunc- ture Society. He is also certified in vet- erinary chiropractic medicine through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Anderson is a member of the Ameri- can Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), Virginia Veterinary Medi- cal Association, American Veterinary Acupuncture Association, International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology, and Veterinary Management Group. He serves on Equine Medical Center's Ad- visory Council, the VMRCVM Hospital Advisory Board, and Dream Catcher's Advisory Board. Anderson lives on a farm with his wife, daughter, and a menagerie of horses, dogs, and cats. He enjoys moun- tain and road biking and skiing. ■ Jerry B. Black, DVM, is a 1971 gradu- ate of the veterinary school at Colorado State University (CSU) and is currently the director of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory at CSU's College of Veteri- nary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences as well as the director of equine sciences in the College of Agriculture Sciences. Black is a past president of the AAEP and of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association. He continues to be involved in the horse industry as the American Horse Council's chairman of the Board of Trustees, a national director of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), and on the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission and AQHA Public Policy Committee. Black is the cur- rent chair of the Medication Review Committee for the National Cutting Horse Association and is a past chair- man of the AAEP Welfare and Public Policy Counsel. Black has received the distinguished alumnus award from CSU's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedi- cal Sciences and is an AAEP Distinguished Life Member. Black and his wife, Melinda, remain active in the horse industry by showing cutting horses and riding in the Colorado Rocky Moun- tains. ■ Anthony Blikslager, DVM , PhD, Dipl. ACVS , received a PhD in gastrointestinal physiology at NCSU in 1997. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in 1995 fol- lowing a residency in large animal sur- gery at NCSU from 1990 to 1994 and an Equine Medicine and Surgery internship at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1989 to 1990. He received his DVM degree from VMRCVM in 1989. Blikslager is profes- sor of equine surgery and gastroenterol- ogy at North Carolina State University (NC- SU) in Raleigh. His research is focused on equine colic and mechanisms whereby intestinal mucosa repairs after strangulating obstructions. Blikslager was awarded the Alumni Dis- tinguished Professor Award and the Ned E. Huffman Leadership Award from NC- SU in 2017. He won the Applied Equine Research Award from the World Equine Veterinary Association in 2011. He is an active member of the American Gas- troenterological Association (AGA) and was inducted as an AGA Fellow in 2010. Blikslager chaired the Morris Animal Foundation's Large Animal Scientific Advisory Board in 2008. He received the Pfizer Award for Excellence in Research from NCSU in 2006. He has more than 170 peer-reviewed publications. ■ Tom Brokken, DVM, was raised on a farm in Harmony, Minnesota. He attended Augustana College, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and received his veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota in 1969. Brokken completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery at the University of Saskatch- ewan College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1970 Brokken joined the practice of Dr. M.B Teigland, in Miami, Florida, becoming a full partner in 1974, and was president of Teigland, Franklin & Brokken from 1990 to 2004. He served on many AAEP committees and panels and presented several papers in the AAEP Convention Proceedings before becoming AAEP president in 2005. Brokken served as an advisor on the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation Advisory Committee and on the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine College Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners, American Veteri- nary Medical Association, Florida Vet- erinary Medical Association, and South Meet Our Editorial Advisory Board T he Horse's editorial advisory board reviews articles every month, helping verify that the information therein is accurate, up-to-date, and relevant. We communicate with the board regu- larly to be sure we're on target with our topics and our mission of disseminating the latest information on the health, care, manage- ment, and welfare of equids. We're grateful for the time they devote to our publication. Read on to learn about each member. BOARD BIOS

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