Harry Werner

Harry WernerWEVA Treasurer
(United States)

Dr. Werner has practiced equine medicine and surgery since his 1974 graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine.

He owns Werner Equine, a general equine practice in northern Connecticut.  Cases focus on lameness, pre-purchase examinations, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine and welfare concerns.  Dr. Werner speaks internationally and publishes articles on Lameness, Pre-purchase Examination, Equine Welfare, Veterinary Ethics, Farrier-Veterinarian Relationships and Lyme disease.

Serving the American Association of Equine Practitioners in many positions for more than 41 years, Dr. Werner was 2009 AAEP President.  He helped initiate the International Forum for Working Equids with BEVA President Chris House and participated in Project Samana, the Dominican Republic equitarian program.

In 2013, Dr. Werner was elected to the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame and received AAEP’s Distinguished Service Award honoring him for exemplary service to the AAEP to benefit the horse and veterinary medicine.  He was 2015 Connecticut Veterinarian of the Year.

In 2016, the Seth and Lucy Holcombe estate established the Dr. Harry Werner Professorship in Equine Medicine at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine – a position dedicated to teaching, research and clinical outreach in equine welfare and well being.

AAEP awarded Dr. Werner its 2017 Distinguished Life Member Award to recognize his outstanding contributions to AAEP throughout his career.

He presently serves as an Emeritus Member of AAEP’s Welfare & Public Policy Council’s Subcommittee for Wild Horses and Burros and as a Director and Treasurer of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA).  Dr. Werner is a Vetel Diagnostics consultant and serves on the Veterinary Advisory Board of The Right Horse, a philanthropic organization devoted to equine welfare and rescue.


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