FAEP Past Presidents from left to right:

Tim Lynch, DVM, Robert Boswell, DVM, Luis Castro, DVM, and Craig Roberts, DVM

Awards & Achievements

  • International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame member, inducted 2018
  • Alumni Achievement Award, 2008, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Founder, Florida Association of Equine Practitioners, 2005
  • Florida's Finest Award, 1993, Florida Governor Lawton Chiles
  • Outstanding Service Recognition, 1993, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Presidential Recognition, 1985, University of Florida


Dr. Boswell is a 1985 graduate of the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine and has devoted his practice exclusively to equine medicine and surgery for over 32 years. He focuses on sport horse medicine and surgery, lameness, and advanced diagnostic imaging. He has extensive knowledge of ultrasound, digital radiology, nuclear scintigraphy, and MRI and a keen interest in laminitis and regenerative therapies such as stem cells, PRP, and IRAP.

Dr. Boswell is the founder and First President of the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners, an organization he formed to deliver the most cutting edge continuing education to Florida's equine practitioners. He is also a founding member of the International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot, an organization dedicated to scientific research and development of a cure for equine laminitis.


Dr. Robert Boswell

Dr. Boswell and members of the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame and International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Boswell's expertise has taken him to international competitions including the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona, Spain, the 1994 World Equestrian Games in Den Hague, Netherlands and, most recently, he accompanied the USEF's 2009 Developing Rider team to the CSI** in Linz, Austria.

In January 2018, Dr. Boswell was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame. This award honors veterinarians who have contributed to the knowledge and recognition of proper hoof care for horses. Dr. Boswell is honored to join the very distinguished veterinary members of the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame.

Dr. Boswell is licensed to practice in Florida and Montana. Based in Wellington, Florida, home of the Winter Equestrian Festival, Dr. Boswell provides services to both seasonal equestrians and those based in Florida year round.


Low-dose Corticosteroid and Regenerative Cell Therapies for Acute Laminitis, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, Volume 31, Issue 10, October 2011, pages 595-598.
Lameness in the show hunter and show jumper, Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse, Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 2011,  page 1096; 2002, page 965.
Emergency Conditions in the Show Horse, Equine Emergencies-Treatment and Procedures, Eds. Third Edition, Saunders Company, 2008, pages 729-734.
Iatragenic Secondary Hypoadrenocorticism in a Horse with Pars Intermedia Dysfunction, Equine Veterinary Education, 2007, pages 81-87.
Humeral stress fractures in 4 Standardbred racehorses, Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 2005, pages 524-528.

Equine Ambulatory Rescue and Field Hospital after Hurricane Andrew, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 1993, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pages 238-289.

Speaking Engagements

Dechra Pharmaceutical Veterinary Practitioner Meeting/Seminar: The Use of Clodronate (Osphos) for the Treatment of Navicular Syndrome in 146 Horses. Clinical trial results, professional experiences, and extra-label uses; Ocala, Florida September 4, 2014; Lexington, Kentucky, October 1, 2014.

The International Symposium on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot, 2011, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001; Select topics on the Diagnosis and Management of Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot.

Ocala Equine Conference, 2010, 2009; Instructor/Presenter, Ultrasound-guided Injection Techniques for Treatment of the Navicular Bursa; Instructor, ​Normal Ultrasonographic Anatomy of the Equine Forelimb and Hindlimb.

The Cornell Conference, 1996; Select Lameness Conditions in the Hunter and Jumper.

British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association, 1995; Pre-purchase Examinations for Polo and Dressage Horses.

Houston Veterinary Medical Association, 1993; Hurricane Preparedness and Lessons Learned After Hurricane Andrew.