Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners

Stephen B. Adams, DVM, MS

Meetings are held twice yearly on the first Wednesday of March and November.

Stephen B. Adams, DVM, MS
Emeritus Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate: American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Adams began his experience in the world of veterinary medicine by helping raise Standardbred horses before earning his DVM degree in 1975 at Cornell University. He then came to Purdue where he completed his large animal surgery residency, earning his MS in 1978, and then joined the faculty as assistant professor of large animal surgery.  In 1981 he became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Rising through the academic ranks, he was promoted to full professor in 1987. 

During his time at Purdue, Dr. Adams earned numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious Raymond E. Plue Outstanding Teacher Award. As a scholar, his research interests have focused on equine orthopedics/orthopedic infections, joint disease and lameness.  Throughout his career, he has published numerous journal articles and written 20 book chapters, while also fulfilling national and international speaking engagements. 

One of his most recent projects involved serving as a vital member of the team that launched the new Caesars Entertainment Equine Specialty Hospital in Shelbyville, Ind. He then became the facility’s medical director. Dr. Adams also has been recognized as an Honored Mentor of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Furthermore, he has been praised for his ability to utilize new and innovative surgical techniques such as when he was involved with the first unilateral lung resection in an adult horse to treat an extensive granular cell tumor.  Additionally, Dr. Adams has been recognized for his empathy and compassion toward his patients and for always making students’ learning a top priority.

[This is an excerpt from “Honoring a Legacy – Retiring Large Animal Clinician Recognized by Equine Enthusuasts]


Educational Presentation: Various Topics in Equine Lameness

  • Research, Publications, Recent Findings
  • 40+ years of Equine Practice and Vision of the Future.

8:00 – 8:30 Registration & Visitation with Vendors

8:30am – noon Morning Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch / Business Meeting

1:30pm – 5pm Afternoon Topics

  • Will include a break for Visiting with Vendors