The Veterinarians and staff at Old Waterloo Equine Clinic are heartbroken by the devastation and loss of equine life and resources from the recent Wildfires in Southern California but also this summer, Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida, as well as other natural disasters affecting the welfare of horses. So, as our Christmas and annual gift to our patients, we want to increase funds available to these horses and efforts to provide relief. To achieve this end, we want to offer to all of our clients and friends information and the opportunity to help. For every $25 you donate to the AAEP Foundation Disaster Relief fund: You choose – OWEC will donate $5 for every $25 you donate to AAEP Disaster Relief in your name OR you can take $5 for every $25 donated off your next OWEC bill. Requirement: Starting December 7 – January 31, 2018. E-mail ( or mail us a copy of your donation receipt. OWEC, P.O. Box 3026, Warrenton, VA 20188.

Disaster Relief

Helping Horses Through Disaster Preparedness & Relief
When disasters occur and horses are involved the Foundation stands ready to help where needed. As a trusted source in the equine industry the Foundation serves as a leader in organizing efforts and funds to support relief of horses in need because of natural disaster. The Foundation aims to focus its disaster support through preparedness training and education. A prepared response is more effective and provides a greater impact for the welfare of horses. The Foundation also serves as a leader in supporting programs that assist in preparing for disasters. Efforts to aid horses during times of need have received funding from the AAEP Foundation for supplies, limited equipment, communication support and training.

The AAEP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization created in 1994, serves as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to improve the welfare of the horse. The AAEP Foundation, like its parent organization, it is dedicated to the welfare of the horse and unites everyone who is dedicated to improving horse health and well-being. Contributions are used specifically to support research, education, benevolence and the equine community.

The AAEP, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. 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.

Our Finances
The AAEP Foundation is unique in that 100% of each gift goes directly toward our mission and is not used for any administrative or fundraising costs. Each gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.

Financial Documents  
The Foundation’s responsibility to donors is guided by the Donor Bill of Rights and the Foundation is committed to the highest ethical standards.  Since the Foundation does not provide legal, tax or financial advice, all donors will be encouraged to seek their own legal or tax counsel before making a gift. 

GuideStar Participant
The AAEP Foundation has a strong commitment to transparency and is proud to be a Silver-level participant of GuideStar.  This allows institutional funders, donors, professionals, and the general public to have up-to-date, reliable data about the Foundation.  GuideStar is a public charity that collects, organizes, and presents the information for the public in an easy to understand format.  Through this participation, the Foundation has the ability to reach GuideStar’s 8 million annual visitors as well as millions of visitors to such partner sites as Facebook Causes, Network for Good,, various donor-advised funds, and more.