Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners

Board Meeting Minutes – Spring 2021

Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners, llc

Board Meeting-March 2, 2021

The semi-annual board meeting was held via Zoom call on March 2, 2021.

The meeting was called to order  by President Dr. Jake Jensen. 

Minutes from the Fall Board meeting were discussed.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes, Motion passed.

Financial report-Financial report should say current assets as of March 1, 2021.A motion was made and seconded to approve the report with the agreed changes made.  Motion passed.   

Purdue -Dr. Tim Lescun.  Building construction is continuing on schedule.  Move in will be approximately 12 months (Spring 2022). Naming of the new hospital due to donation from Dr. David Brunner.  Dr. Adams is retiring mid-year. A search is on for his replacement.  The Covid pandemic has changed some aspects of the classes but plans are continuing for regular in person classes this Fall semester.  Curbside service is still ongoing at the hospitals.

Alumni-Dr. Erin Wilson-PVAA helped fund PPE for students.  A food pantry has been started at the school.  Donations can be made through Amazon or the PVAA.  Fall conference and the Horsemen’s Forum were both virtual.  Dr. Wilson reminds everyone to renew their membership.

BOAH-Dr. Sandra Norman-Covid response by the BOAH kept all processing plants open during the pandemic.  Extended CVI has been approved only through Global Vet Link.  Thirty one states are participating allowing  six month duration.  EEE testing has been done in 12 upper north counties.  This testing will continue this fall.

New Business-

                Amanda Taylor has contacted Barbara Sigman about the IAEP scholarships for graduating Equine students.  IAEP in the past has donated $3000 to the top three equine students ($1500, $1000 & $500).  Discussion was held concerning continuing these scholarships.  IAEP will again award the scholarships.

                Dr. Adams has tentatively agreed to be the speaker for our fall meeting.  Discussion held about appreciation gift for Dr. Adams.

IVMA-Dr. Sandra Norman-Telehealth Bill-need PCR to approve.  Currently the Controlled substance reporting bill requires prescribers to report daily even if 0 amount is prescribed.  It has been asked to remove that report.  Dr. Scott Thompson has produced a video showing what equipment & expertise is needed to properly perform equine dentistry.  IVMA has that video available if the dentistry bill is brought back to the legislature.   

With no further business needing to come before the board, meeting adjourned at 8:27 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Sigman, RVT

Executive Administrator