EQUUS Magazine Awards 2013 Professional Horseman Award

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Gaithersburg, MD—When Susan King’s 35-year-old Quarter Horse mare, Skipper, colicked in the fall of 2012, she knew she could count on her vet, Amy Plummer Weatherly, DVM, DACVS, to do everything in her power to help. Today, Skipper is still thriving under Dr. Weatherly’s attentive care.

In recognition of her dedication and hard work, Dr. Weatherly will receive the 2013 EQUUS Professional Horseman Award. Sponsored by Platinum Performance, Zinpro and W.F. Young, Inc., the award gave horse owners a chance to nominate a professional horseperson who has gone above and beyond to keep horses healthy and happy.

“Everyone always talks about how great they think their vet is, but I don't think they ever really let them know,” said Susan, who lives in Memphis, Tenn. with her three horses. “This contest came along at the right time. I wanted Amy to know how much she's appreciated by my horses and me.”

Dr. Weatherly will receive a plaque denoting her achievement and a personalized Wrangler jacket. For sending in the winning nomination, Susan will receive a 30-day supply of Platinum Performance CJ, a 6-container case of Zinpro ProCare-4, a gallon and a 32-oz. spray bottle of Absorbine Veterinary Liniment, and a gallon and a 32-oz. spray bottle of UltraShield EX.

"At EQUUS, we know how hard veterinarians, farriers and other professionals work every day,” said EQUUS Editor and Associate Publisher Laurie Prinz. “With this award we want to offer a special ‘thank you' to those who go the extra mile to keep our horses happy and healthy."

Dr. Weatherly is based at Wolf River Veterinary Services in Grand Junction, Tenn. A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she is a board certified large animal surgeon.