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Bennett And Mullins Named Compliance Coordinators



The SHOW Horse Industry Organization (HIO) has announced a two-year agreement with Dr. John Bennett and Dr. Steve Mullins to become Compliance Coordinators.  The effective date of their employment is Monday June 15, 2009.  The move to hire licensed American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) veterinarians is based upon the recommendation of the AAEP White Paper, which SHOW has previously committed to implementing.

Both Bennett and Mullins will continue to operate their current veterinary practices while the search for a permanent Compliance Coordinator is conducted.  Both veterinarians have agreed to step aside if a permanent replacement is hired and no longer needs their support.

The Compliance Coordinator position will report directly to the CEO of SHOW, Dr. Doyle Meadows.  Andy Messick will be retained by the SHOW HIO.  The Compliance Coordinators will have complete oversight of the DQP program, including hiring, firing, training, and supervision.

“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Mullins and Dr. Bennett have agreed to serve in the capacity of Compliance Coordinators.  Since day one, we have been committed to implementing the AAEP White Paper and this is another step in its implementation,” said CEO Dr. Doyle Meadows.

“When we began the SHOW HIO we committed to the industry to do everything in our power to help with the current unrest in the industry.  A well-trained, accountable DQP program was and is at the top of our priorities.  We appreciate the progress Andy Messick has made with the program and look forward to Dr. Bennett and Dr. Mullins further enhancing the program,” said Chairman of the Celebration and SHOW Board, Charles McDonald.

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