The completed application and equine vaccine order form should be submitted to:

Dana Kirkland
American Association of Equine Practitioners
4033 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Office: 859-233-0147
Fax: 859-233-1968
Email: dkirkland@aaep.org

Steps to the Application Process for Equine Rescue Centers

To receive vaccines for your equine rescue center, download the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign application and then follow these simple steps.

Step 1:
Submit an application for equine core vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC).
Step 2:
Work with a veterinarian who is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to complete the UHVRC application, facilities checklist and equine vaccine order form.
Step 3:
Submit available support materials as described in the application checklist.
Step 4:
Forward the UHVRC application to the AAEP office for consideration and approval.
Step 5:
Upon approval by AAEP, the equine vaccine order form will be forwarded to Merck Animal Health Customer Service to ship the equine vaccines you need to care for the horses at no cost, improving the horses’ health and freeing up dollars to save more. (Vaccines will be shipped after March 1st, pending approval of your application.)
Application Timeline
Applications must be received by February 1st to be considered for complimentary equine vaccines. The length of time required for review and approval of vaccination funding will be at the discretion of Merck Animal Health and the AAEP. (Note: One application per rescue/ retirement facility per year will be accepted. Only horses, which may include donkeys, mules, burros and miniature horses, within the U.S. will be accepted.)