LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sara Langsam, VMD, of Garden City, N.Y. is one of two veterinarians dedicated to caring for Thoroughbred racehorses that have joined the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program. On Call is a media-assistance program that provides timely health updates on equine athletes during nationally televised events.

Langsam, partner in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Teigland, Franklin and Brokken, started the New York division of the practice in 2012. She provides year-round services to clients at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack, as well as seasonal care at racetracks and sales grounds along the East Coast and in Kentucky. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and completed a hospital internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., before joining her current practice.

The On Call program, which started in 1991, serves over 30 televised equine events annually. Nearly 15 media-trained AAEP-member veterinarians share their veterinary expertise as On Call spokespersons.

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The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse.  Currently, the AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its more than 9,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

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