For the 2nd year in a row, we have been approved as a Rescue & Retirement Equine Facility in compliance with the Care Guidelines established by the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Because of our approval, we will receive free Spring vaccines for 10 of our shelter horses, through Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health and the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign. Approval requires the completion of a detailed application and inspection/grading by an AAEP member. DVM Michelle Jensen from Dakota Large Animal Clinic near Harrisburg, SD, is our participating AAEP Veterinarian.
The UHVRC states that priority is given to "well managed, responsible equine rescue & retirement facilities with the greatest need for help," and their selection process also considers the "potential impact on horses' lives" and the "professional manner in which the facility conducts its operation."