Dr. Lori Teller, a board-qualified diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine and feline observe and scientific associate professor at the Texas A&M University of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, assumed the presidency of the American Veterinary Health-related Association (AVMA) with a pledge to strengthen the profession by collaboration and a focus on wellbeing.
“The AVMA is in this article to guard, encourage and progress the veterinary profession,” Dr. Teller told the AVMA’s Dwelling of Delegates on Friday at the organization’s once-a-year convention. “This is what we do each and every solitary working day, and we are truly very good at it since our focus is on you, the veterinarian.”
“Nourishing all areas of our difficult selves will make us improved veterinarians—and greater folks,” Dr. Teller mentioned. “So, from one human remaining to yet another, let’s get the job done collectively to be purpose versions for wellbeing, for dignity, for kindness and for respect. As president of the AVMA and its to start with mom to serve in this purpose, I will operate hard to establish bridges, enhance our collaborative initiatives and go on to aim on improving veterinary drugs for all of us.”
“We have real troubles that the AVMA proceeds to address and tackle,” Dr. Teller instructed the delegates, adding: “We also have significantly to celebrate, and I want to make positive we bear in mind that, way too. So, when I have the option to meet up with with you and our colleagues, be absolutely sure to inform me about your concerns, and be certain to share with me your joys and accomplishments due to the fact I also want to rejoice people.”
Dr. Teller is a medical associate professor of telehealth at the Texas A&M College Faculty of Veterinary Medication & Biomedical Sciences (TAMU), from which she graduated in 1990. Final yr, she was elected to provide as AVMA’s president for the 2022-2023 term.
Dr. Teller practiced for numerous yrs at Meyerland Animal Clinic in Houston ahead of becoming a member of Texas A&M University’s school in 2018. She was a founding board member of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Improvement Initiative and is a former chair of the AVMA Board of Administrators.
For numerous a long time, Dr. Teller has been associated in organized veterinary medication at the nearby, state and countrywide degrees. She has served in the AVMA Home of Delegates, AVMA Board of Administrators and on quite a few AVMA committees and activity forces, such as the Animal Welfare Committee and as chair of the Condition Advocacy Committee.
AVMA President-elect 2022-2023: Dr. Rena Carlson
In its return to an in-particular person conference for the initially time considering the fact that 2019, the AVMA’s Household of Delegates on Friday elected Dr. Rena Carlson, a previous AVMA Board of Directors chair, as 2022-2023 AVMA president-elect.
A 1989 graduate of Washington State University Higher education of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Carlson will triumph Dr. Teller as AVMA president up coming summertime all through the AVMA Conference in Denver.
“There are so several worries, but we have so several possibilities and I’m pretty excited to enable with each individual obstacle,” she mentioned. “It’s an honor to do the job with the Board of Directors, with the Property of Delegates, and with AVMA team and definitely support and advance the crucial initiatives they are working on.”
“I normally say I’m standing on the shoulders of giants that have come before me and have developed these an astounding, sturdy association. I’ll do my best to proceed that legacy and to establish and mature that basis,” Dr. Carlson said.
In 1993, Dr. Carlson grew to become co-proprietor of Alpine Animal Healthcare facility in Pocatello, ID, which grew into a blended-animal apply utilizing six practitioners. At the very same time, she also held a component-time posture in academia as the attending veterinarian in the AAALAC Worldwide analysis facility at Idaho Condition College.
Dr. Carlson has held numerous positions with the Eastern Idaho VMA and Idaho VMA. She served in the AVMA HOD as the Idaho alternate delegate and delegate for 10 years. From 2014-2020, Dr. Carlson served on the AVMA Board and was Board Chair in the course of her ultimate year. All through her board tenure, she chaired equally the Legislative Advisory Committee and the Approach Administration Committee.
Dr. Carlson bought her observe in 2018 and has due to the fact worked as a aid veterinarian as well as a basic observe mentor for National Veterinary Associates.
AVMA Board Chair 2022-2023: Ronald E. Gill
Pursuing a yr of assistance as vice chair of the AVMA Board of Administrators, Dr. Ronald E. Gill, a longtime blended-animal practitioner in West Salem, IL, was elected as board chair for 2022-2023.
Dr. Gill has quite a few several years of knowledge in structured veterinary medicine at both the condition and nationwide levels, commencing with the Southern Illinois Veterinary Health care Association (SIVMA). He later represented SIVMA at the Illinois State Veterinary Healthcare Association (ISVMA), exactly where he held several leadership roles that culminated in his services as ISVMA president.
An alumnus of the College of Illinois Faculty of Veterinary Medication, Dr. Gill has served on multiple entities inside the AVMA, which include the Council on Veterinary Products and services and the Governance General performance Evaluation Committee, both of those of which he chaired for two years. He was also vice chair of the Council on Education and learning.
Dr. Gill offered his follow, Gill Veterinary Clinic, in 2019 to one particular of his associates. Dr. Gill continued to function at the follow, now referred to as 3 Rivers Veterinary Clinic, by means of 2021 and is now retired.
AVMA Board Vice Chair 2022-2023: Chuck Lemme
Dr. Chuck Lemme, elected Sunday as Vice Board Chair, has been a little-animal practitioner given that graduating from Iowa Point out College in 1975. He commenced his career as an associate veterinarian at Bramer Animal Medical center in Evanston, IL, where by he turned concerned in structured veterinary medication, serving as a committee chair and then as a board member of the Chicago Veterinary Professional medical Affiliation.
In 1985, Dr. Lemme and his family moved to Cedar Rapids, IA, wherever he acquired a modest-animal exercise and practiced till his retirement in 2018.
Dr. Lemme has served as president of the Midwest Little Animal Affiliation and as an area director for the American Animal Healthcare facility Affiliation (AAHA). Dr. Lemme’s involvement with AVMA commenced in 2005 when he was chosen to be the AAHA representative on the AVMA’s Scientific Practitioner’s Advisory Committee to the Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Brokers (CPAC).
AVMA Vice President 2022-2024: Jennifer Quammen
Dr. Jennifer Quammen was elected as the 2022-24 AVMA vice president. She was the sole applicant for the situation. Dr. Quammen is a 2011 veterinary graduate of Ohio Condition College and an alumna of the AVMA Long term Leaders Plan. She has served on a range of AVMA entities, which includes the Council on Veterinary Services, the Practice Advisory Panel, and the Veterinary Economics System Committee.