Veterinarian Dr. Douglas Corey has been elected chairman of the Unwanted Horse Coalition. The members of the UHC appointed Corey during the UHC annual meeting June 21.
Corey has been an active member of the UHC since its inception, serving on the organization’s steering committee. He is also a member of the American Horse Council's Animal Welfare Committee.
Corey is a partner at the Associated Veterinary Medical Center, a six-person mixed animal practice located in Walla Walla, Wash. In 2007, he served as the 53rd president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Corey has taken on many responsibilities within the AAEP, including serving as chairman for the research, public relations, membership, equine welfare, and 50th anniversary committees. Corey is a past president and board member of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and was honored as the 1997 Oregon veterinarian of the year.
"Since the formation of the UHC and under the guidance of Dr. Tom Lenz, the coalition has made great strides and accomplishments in the education and awareness of the issue of unwanted horses,” said Corey in a release. “With a new strategic plan in place, we can continue our efforts and progress to make even more of a difference for these horses in the equine community."