The EDPA Board is excited to announce the newly approved Miller Educational Scholarship Fund. The EDPA Certification Process is a 3-step process that once completed allows applicants to apply for state licensure. Licensed Equine Dental Providers must attend continuing education courses annually in order to maintain their licensure. The Miller Educational Scholarship Fund is dependent fully on donations to cover the expenses of Workshops, Continuing Education Programs and Certification Testing. The more affordable this process can be made; the more licensed equine dental providers can enter the equine industry and better serve the horses and owners.
The Miller Educational Scholarship Fund is named in recognition of Dr. Richard Miller. Dr. Miller graduated with highest honors from the Washington State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1961. For the next fifteen years, he practiced in Lexington Kentucky, in a primarily reproductive and pediatric practice with a good mix of sport horse issues, as he was also involved in polo and fox hunting. He operated Summerhill Farm in Lexington, as a combination breeding, foaling and training program, before moving to Southern California to join the Equine Medical Center in Cypress Ca. The next eleven years were occupied by an exclusive racetrack practice at Los Alamitos and Bay Meadow. In 1987, Dr. Miller decided to retire from the track and dedicate his practice to equine dentistry.
For the last 15 years, he has served an area from San Diego to Sacramento, with a 28 ft. mobile clinic that is a full-service unit, staffed by him and two technicians. Dr. Miller has significantly participated in the equine dental associations for the past 30 years. He also is advanced certified in equine dentistry by the International Association of Equine Dentistry and Certified by the Equine Dental Providers of America. He has served on the EDPA Certification Committee for the last 6 years. The EDPA published the “Miller’s Digest of Equine Dental Cases,” a book of case studies Dr. Miller supplied over the course of 4 years for the EDPA website.
Dr. Miller has dedicated most of his professional life sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. He takes several apprentices each year and they are able to have hands on experience and side by side instruction of equine dentistry. Many of his students and graduates of his program are now practicing equine dentistry all over the World! Dr. Miller has played an integral part in the EDPA Continuing Education and Certification since its inception and he hopes to continue to do so. He travels the world to veterinary and equine dental conferences continuing to learn and teach others.
Starting in 2019, there will be EIGHT Annual Scholarships for EDPA Certification Applicants that are members of the EDPA and have passed the Pre-Certification process. These scholarships are not available to veterinarians and will be awarded on a first come first basis.
Miller Scholarship recipients are only eligible to take the Certification test one time. If recipient fails Certification, they must pay to retest.
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Equine Dental Providers
2305 S Day Street
Brenham, TX 77833
October 22-25, 2020
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