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Safety in Equine Practice
Tuesday, April 09, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
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2024 Lunch 'n Learn Series
Safety in Equine Practice
Nina Mouledous, DVM, Trust Representative, AVMA Trust

Equine practice carries unique challenges that differ from other veterinary disciplines in many ways. One difference is the increased risk of injuries for both people and patients while working with and treating horses. The large size and flight or fight response of equine patients creates an environment which can increase injury risks for all involved in and around the veterinary incident. presentation will focus on who is at risk of injury, types of injuries that occur and how to prevent injuries by implementing a strong safety culture in practice. Safety in veterinary practices is important because the less human and patient injuries that occur will result in a happy, healthy, and productive team, clients, and horses.

Dr. Nina Mouledous joined the AVMA Trust as a Trust Veterinarian in June of 2008. In her role, Dr. Mouledous speaks to AVMA members insured through the Trust’s programs, answering questions related to malpractice allegations and practice situations. She reviews professional liability claims, assists in the defense by identifying experts and appraisers, and advises the insurance broker and underwriters about new developments in veterinary medicine. Additionally, Dr. Mouledous visits several colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States annually, represents the AVMA Trust at various veterinary conventions and speaking engagements each year, and contributes to the Trust’s publications. Dr. Mouledous is a 1985 graduate of Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine. Born and raised in New Orleans, Dr. Mouledous secured her first job as an associate veterinarian at a unique small animal, exotic, and equine practice in the French Quarter. Four years later, she relocated to Chicago and started her equine practice in 1989. Dr. Mouledous was the owner and sole practitioner for nineteen years of Equine Veterinary Services, Ltd, a mobile practice that specialized in Thoroughbred racehorses at Hawthorne Racecourse (Chicago, Illinois) and Arlington Park (Arlington Heights, Illinois).  During her career, she served as a consulting veterinarian for the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation as well as a board member for the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protection Association.

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