Dr. Terry L. Blanchard

American Association of Equine Practitioners 2010

Dr. Terry L. Blanchard

Dr. Terry L. Blanchard, College Station, Texas, was the 2010 Alumni Recognition Award recipient for the American Association of Equine Practitioners annual conference in Baltimore, Md., on Dec. 6, 2010. Dean Ralph Richardson presented this award on behalf of the Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association in recognition for time and effort devoted to advancing veterinary medicine and for being an exemplary role model for future alumni in a professional and community setting.

Dr. Terry Blanchard studied at K-State and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1976. He was in a mixed animal practice at Smith Animal Clinic, Inc., Crown, Point, Ind., for a year after graduation. Dr. Blanchard joined the U.S. Peace Corps in the Philippines where he taught pre-veterinary students and performed research on reproduction in water buffaloes from 1977-1979. Dr. Blanchard wrote a thesis on the effects of anabolic steroids on stallion testicular function while working on his master’s degree. He received his master’s degree from the University of Missouri in 1983. Dr. Blanchard completed his residency on large animal reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center. He completed his residency in large animal reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center in 1981, and then joined the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He became certified as a Diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists in 1982. He rejoined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania from 1984-1986. Dr. Blanchard then joined the faculty at Texas A&M University from 1986-2005. He moved to Lexington, Ky., as a resident veterinarian at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm from 2005-2007, and rejoined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 2008. Dr. Blanchard is the co-author and editor of two textbooks on stallion reproduction and one textbook on equine reproduction.

“As an equine practitioner, the AAEP has been my routine annual continuing education meeting for many years,” Dr. Blanchard said. “Additionally Kansas State University has produced many active AAEP members over the years. Therefore, I consider it an honor to be recognized by my alma mater, Kansas State University, for this AAEP award.”

“We are very pleased to honor Dr. Blanchard with this award,” Dr. Richardson said. “His accomplishments as a practicing veterinarian and educator have been simply outstanding. He has established himself as a true expert in equine theriogenology, and he is someone we greatly admire as a role model for our profession.”

Dr. Blanchard has held several leadership roles throughout his career. While at Texas A&M University, he served as a professor of theriogenology and section chief in theriogenology. He has also been a member and secretary of the Examining Board for the American College of Theriogenologists.

In 2006, Dr. Blanchard was recognized as the Reproduction Specialist of the Year by the American College of Theriogenologists. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of reproductive research and clinical theriogenology. He was awarded this honor while working as the resident veterinarian at the Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm.

Dr. Blanchard is currently a member of American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, Texas Equine Veterinary Association, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, Society for Theriogenology and American College of Theriogenologists.

Dr. Blanchard is married to Kathleen (Hale). He has four daughters: Shanna, Holly, Katie and Angela; and two sons: John and Michael.