Friday, September 07, 2018

Q&A with Thomas R. Timmons, DVM - Full Article

Join us for a glimpse into the preparations for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Endurance competition and the veterinarians who keep horses safe and healthy. Brought to you by KindredBio

SEP 5, 2018

The endurance team and individual competitions are part of the kick-off events for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 on Wednesday, September 12. Thomas R. Timmons, DVM, is President Vet Commission 3 – Endurance at the WEG Tryon 2018. Timmons is an FEI Licensed Veterinarian in Endurance. He travels internationally for veterinary assignments at FEI-level endurance competitions.

We caught up with Timmons just before WEG Tryon 2018 and asked him a few questions.

Q. What are your official title and job duties at WEG Tryon 2018?

A. I’m the President of the Veterinary Commission (PVC), Endurance. PVC duties are primarily administration and delegation of veterinary matters — equine health, welfare and safety as it relates to climate, course and vet-gate. Similar duties are shared with the Foreign Veterinary Delegate (FVD) at many levels; however, the FVD is more focused on technical matters relative to adequate facilities and establishment for treatment, stabling, equine identification, international movement of horses and disease prevention and control...

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