Dr. David Frisbie will lead national equine veterinary association

Dr. David Frisbie wearing blue scrubs posing with a horse
Dr. David Frisbie, professor of equine surgery, at the Equine Orthopaedic Center at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. (John Eisele/CSU Photography)

Dr. David Frisbie has been named vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He will be installed during the Nov. 20 president’s luncheon at the 63rd annual convention in San Antonio, Texas and will assume the role of AAEP president in 2020.

Frisbie is a professor of equine surgery at Colorado State University, director of research at CSU’s Orthopaedic Research Center and interim director of operations of the C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute, which broke ground in June. He also is a partner in Equine Sports Medicine, of Pilot Point, Texas, and the managing partner of eCORE North Texas.  His clinical interests are orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine and rehabilitation.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Frisbie is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, for which he currently serves as secretary.

He is an authority in musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment and has evaluated various therapeutics and biologics such as stem cells. Additionally, he has explored novel platforms for diagnosing musculoskeletal disease and developed diagnostic tools such as standing arthroscopy of the equine stifle. His contributions to the body of knowledge of musculoskeletal disease were commemorated with the 2001 Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence.

In 2011, Frisbie received the AAEP President’s Award for outstanding service on its educational programs committee.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse, and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.