Synchrony, Provider of CareCredit Financing Solution, Joins AAEP Educational Partner Program  

The American Association of Equine Practitioners today welcomed Synchrony, provider of the CareCredit financing solution for health, veterinary and personal care, as an Educational Partner. Synchrony’s CareCredit joins a distinguished group of organizations and brands dedicated to providing resources and education through the AAEP to equine veterinarians and horse owners to improve the health and welfare of the horse.

Synchrony is expanding within the equine market with new, contactless payment solutions from CareCredit that are customized for veterinary practices and their clients, making it easier for veterinarians to collect payment for services at the point of care or any location. The company’s commitment to the AAEP represents the first such investment in the equine space by a healthcare financing company.

“We understand the passion of equine veterinarians and are committed to supporting their financial health,” said Boo Larsen, General Manager and VP, Veterinary, Synchrony Health and Wellness. “We are thrilled to be selected as an AAEP Educational Partner so we can help provide resources that build equine veterinarians’ businesses and enhance their relationship with their equally passionate clients.”

CareCredit’s suite of digital tools empowers veterinarians and their clients to provide a lifetime of care for horses. From planned visits to unexpected treatments to specialty care, horse owners and equine veterinarians can benefit from a dedicated solution to pay for the care horses need through every stage of life.

“Promoting the importance of lifelong equine health care is a mission of the AAEP, and it is rewarding to welcome a company who shares this core value,” said AAEP Executive Director David Foley. “We look forward to working with the CareCredit team on educational initiatives designed to support the business side of providing equine care.”

In addition to Synchrony, the AAEP’s other Educational Partners are American Regent Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cargill, Dechra Veterinary Products, Merck Animal Health, Platinum Performance, Purina and Zoetis. The AAEP also has three Media Partners—EquiManagementEQUUS and The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care—that support the AAEP through education and dissemination to members and their clients of leading-edge horse health and practice management news.

About AAEP
The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its over 9,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

About Synchrony
Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a premier consumer financial services company. Synchrony delivers a wide range of specialized financing programs, as well as innovative consumer banking products, across key industries including digital, retail, home, auto, travel, health and pet. Synchrony enables partners to grow sales and loyalty with consumers. Synchrony is one of the largest issuers of private label credit cards in the United States; Synchrony also offers co-branded products, installment loans and consumer financing products for small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as healthcare providers.

Synchrony is changing what’s possible through our digital capabilities, deep industry expertise, actionable data insights, frictionless customer experience and customized financing solutions.

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Contact: Keith Kleine
Director of Industry Relations or (859) 327-8750