The goal of equine veterinary extension is to establish educational programs which serve the needs of the equine industry in Florida and promote the health and welfare of the horse. Equine veterinary extension serves as a liaison between the University of Florida’s veterinary community, the horse industry in Florida, horse owners, and county extension faculty.
Equine veterinary extension also encompasses consulting about equine health and disease, teaching the University of Florida’s veterinary and pre-veterinary students, and promoting, performing, and disseminating information on equine research. Dr. Amanda House is the faculty coordinator for these programs.
UF Equine Extension Coordinator
Amanda House, DVM, DACVIM, serves as the liaison between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the horse industry, horse owners, veterinarians, and county faculty in Florida. She provides educational programs and consults on equine health and disease, teaches the University of Florida’s veterinary and pre-veterinary students, promotes and disseminates information on equine research, and spends some time working in the hospital on the large animal medicine service.
Dr. House coordinates annual conferences for horse owners on equine health in the spring at the University of Florida (Healthy Horses Conference). Her professional interests include neonatology, infectious disease, and camelid medicine. Dr. House serves on the board of directors of the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners, the horse owner education committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the communications and credentials committees of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She also provides educational programs on various equine health topics including strangles, management and prevention of infectious disease, colic, diarrhea, vaccination and parasite control programs, foal care and equine emergencies just to name a few. Equine health care articles can be found under publications and related information links.