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Dr. Jay Merriam Receives Award

merriam.jpgWe would like to take this opportunity to congratulate SmartPak Equine Veterinary Advisory Council member Dr. Jay Merriam, who has been inducted into the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame. Four horseshoers were inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame and two equine veterinarians—Dr. Merriam and Dr. Kent Carter–were inducted into the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame.

Known as an “innovator and messenger of equine well-being,” Dr. Merriam owns Massachusetts Equine Clinic in Uxbridge, Mass., a state-of-the-art referral clinic specializing in sports medicine and equine podiatry. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Merriam served as the first chairman of the American Association of Equine Practitioners Equine Welfare Committee, and co-founded an international non-profit organization Project Samana to assist equines in need.

Congratulations Dr. Merriam, from everyone here at SmartPak!

Lydia F. Gray, DVM, MA SmartPak Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director Dr. Lydia Gray has earned a Bachelor of Science in agriculture, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), and a Master of Arts focusing on interpersonal and organizational communication. After “retiring” from private practice, she put her experience and education to work as the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s first-ever Director of Owner Education. Dr. Gray continues to provide health and nutrition information to horse owners through her position at SmartPak, through publication in more than a dozen general and trade publications, and through presentations around the country. She is the very proud owner of a Trakehner named Newman that she actively competes with in dressage and combined driving. In addition to memberships in the USDF and USEF, Dr. Gray is also a member of the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association (IDCTA). She is a USDF “L” Program Graduate and is currently working on her Bronze Medal. Find Dr. Gray on Google+

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