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Meet our Equine Territory Manager

Emily Bashton | Midwest Veterinary Supply | Equine Specialist
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Emily Bashton

Hello,

My name is Emily Bashton and my passion for horses was ignited by my mother, a lifelong horse enthusiast. This horse-passion was further cultivated by participation in 4-H and Pony Club. As a youth, I showed hunter jumpers and competed in combined training events. In my teens, I backed and trained several Welsh Ponies each summer for a local breeder in addition to breaking several colts and fillies for a thoroughbred racehorse farm. In these years, I began to lay the basic foundations of equine knowledge. I continued to compete at the regional and national level, achieving my H-A rating from Deep Run Hunt Pony Club.

I attended Virginia Tech where I received a B.S. in Animal Science with an emphasis in Equine and Agricultural Economics. While in college I was a member of the Horse Judging and Riding collegiate teams. In 2000 and 2001, I was the recipient of the Equine Industry Leader Scholarship. While school was in session, I worked at the Virginia Tech Mare Center and Bent Tree Farm. My time at Bent Tree Farm was a new experience for me working with Saddlebreds, Hackney ponies and Friesians. Learning to drive four-in-hand and performing the proper etiquette for showing in the Marathon at the Devon Horse Show were highlights of my time there. My college summers consisted of working for Dressage trainers in Virginia and Hunter/Jumper trainers in Ocala, Florida.

After college, I began working as an Ambulatory Assistant at Woodside Equine Clinic. During this time, I attended Northern Virginia Community College and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). I advanced to become the Senior LVT and Anesthetist and co-led a team of eight LVTs and Assistants for the referral hospital. I was also an ambassador for the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT) serving as a Regional Contact. In addition, I was a Board member and Education Committee Chair for two years for the North East Association of Equine Practitioners (NEAEP). Working hand-in-hand with the executive directors to produce quality continuing education programs for technicians was my primary role for both the AAEVT and NEAEP. Professional development has always been a passion of mine and the experiences and networking gained from these two associations has been exceptional.

After eight years at Woodside Equine Clinic, my career continued in the Feed Division at Southern States Cooperative as a Feed Ingredient Merchandiser. Over the next five years, I partnered with nutritionists to serve independent dealers and direct farm accounts by providing market insight supported by historical data trends and superior customer service.

As an Equine Associate, I am excited to apply my industry knowledge to make a difference in your practice. My goal is to provide business solutions, industry updates and trends combined with quality customer service to support your continued success. I look forward to working with you!

Sincerely,

Emily Bashton
Virginia
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