Dr. Nathaniel White, the Jean Ellen duPont Shehan Professor and director of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has been invited to present the “Frank J. Milne State of the Art Lecture” at the 52nd annual meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in San Antonio in December.

White, an internationally recognized expert in equine colic and musculoskeletal disorders, will present clinical and research information on equine colic, the vexing equine gastrointestinal disorder that is the leading cause of equine mortality, during the lecture.

Created in 1997 to annually recognize an equine veterinarian with a distinguished career in equine research and discovery, the lecture is designed to both honor the achievements of the individual and provide a meaningful continuing education experience for those in attendance.

White will receive an edition of a specifically commissioned bronze that is on permanent display in the national headquarters of the AAEP in Lexington, Kentucky as part of the honor.

White was appointed to lead the Equine Medical Center in 2003, after serving since 1985 as the center’s assistant director. He was appointed the Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery in 1987.

White earned his doctorate degree from Cornell University and completed his residency program at the University of California at Davis. He also earned a master’s degree from Kansas State University.

White is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS) and he has served as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the ACVS, president of the ACVS Research and Education Foundation, and as a member of the national board of directors of the AAEP.

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) is a two-state, three-campus professional school operated by the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. Its flagship facilities, based at Virginia Tech, include the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which treats more than 40,000 animals annually. Other campuses include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., and the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, home of the Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. The VMRCVM annually enrolls approximately 500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students, is a leading biomedical and clinical research center, and provides professional continuing education services for veterinarians practicing throughout the two states.