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WEG 2010 Foundation Selects Official Veterinary Coordinator

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. has selected Dr. A. Kent Allen as the official Veterinary Coordinator of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010.

"Dr. Allen will be a tremendous asset to the 2010 Games," stated Jack Kelly, CEO of the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. "This event is all about the more than 900 horses that will be competing here in 2010. We want to ensure the best medical care in the world for them and Dr. Allenís expertise will help us provide just that."

"I couldnít be more excited about the opportunity to be involved with the 2010 games," said Dr. Allen. "I and a tremendous team of veterinarians look forward to making sure these horses receive the world class care they deserve."

Dr. Allen received his D.V.M. degree at the University of Missouri in 1979. His practice currently focuses on top level sports medicine, lameness and diagnostic imaging at Virginia Equine Imaging. He lectures veterinarians and horse people throughout the world on lameness, imaging, and sports medicine topics. He remains a key contact veterinarian for the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Dr. Allen has served as the team veterinarian for the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and was vice-chairman of the FEI Veterinary Committee. He is also a chairman of the USEF Drug and Medication Committee and vice-chair of the FEI Medication Advisory Group. Dr. Allen was the Veterinary Coordinator for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the Foreign Veterinary Delegate for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Courtesy: The HorseTV Channel News, http://www.horsetv.com


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