Monday, October 3, 2022
HomeVeterinaryNew officers step ahead to steer AVMA in 2022-23

New officers step ahead to steer AVMA in 2022-23


Dr. Lori Teller took the helm this weekend because the AVMA’s new president – or, as she put it, “First Mother” – and pledged to construct, maintain, and defend the occupation she loves fiercely.

AVMA 2022-23 President Dr. Lori Teller“Mothers are the very best multitaskers on the planet,” Dr. Teller advised the AVMA Home of Delegates throughout its summer time assembly at AVMA Conference 2022. “We get stuff performed. We really feel all the sentiments, not solely our personal, however these of our nearest and dearest.  We really feel the best pleasure when our youngster accomplishes a objective and the deepest ache when our youngster is damage.”

“However are you aware what occurs when somebody threatens our youngster?” she continued in a ready copy of her speech. “We go all Mama Bear on them. Have you ever ever seen an offended mom—or an offended bear? Get out of the way in which! 

“As president of the AVMA and it’s First Mother, I’ll work exhausting to construct bridges, enhance our collaborative efforts, and proceed to deal with enhancing veterinary drugs for all of us. However I promise you, when somebody threatens our occupation, don’t have any worry, as a result of Mama Bear is right here.”

Dr. Teller known as out workforce challenges, utilization of veterinary crew members, telemedicine, and DEI (range, fairness, and inclusion) as a few of the points she expects to spend time addressing throughout her one-year time period as AVMA president.

She additionally pledged to champion veterinary successes. Our occupation, she stated, has “a lot to rejoice, and I wish to make sure that we keep in mind that too. So when I’ve the chance to satisfy with you and our colleagues, make sure to inform me about your issues, AND make sure to share with me your joys and accomplishments as a result of I additionally wish to rejoice these.”

Meet your new president-elect

Additionally through the Home of Delegates assembly, Dr. Rena Carlson, a former AVMA Board of Administrators chair, was elected to function 2022-23 AVMA president-elect. The election signifies that she’s going to succeed Dr. Teller as AVMA president in 2023.

A 1989 veterinary graduate of Washington State College, Dr. Carlson advised the Home of Delegates: “I all the time say I’m standing on the shoulders of giants which have come earlier than me and have constructed such a tremendous, robust Affiliation. I’ll do my greatest to proceed that legacy, and I’ll do my greatest to construct and develop that basis.”

Dr. Jennifer Quammen, who earned her DVM from The Ohio State College in 2011, was elected because the 2022-24 AVMA vice chairman. 

Learn AVMA Information for extra about Drs. Carlson and Quammen, in addition to excerpts from their acceptance speeches.

Welcome new volunteer leaders

Volunteer members had been named to quite a lot of councils, committees, and liaison positions over the weekend. Congratulations and thanks are to ensure that these new and persevering with members:

  • Liaison to the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums: Dr. Jessica Koppien-Fox
  • Liaison to the Aquaculture Drug Approval Coalition: Dr. Rodman Getchell
  • Legislative Advisory Committee (alternate consultant): Dr. Mary Luebbers
  • Veterinary Management Convention Planning Committee (alternate consultant): Dr. Kemba Marshall
  • Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Brokers members: Dr. Kim Cronin, Dr. Ignacio Correas
  • Council on Public Well being members: Dr. Karyn Bischoff, Dr. Mariah Zeigler, Dr. Wendy Beauvais
  • Council on Analysis members: Dr. Jessica Bertout, Dr. Annette O’Connor
  • Council on Veterinary Service members: Dr. Stewart Silverman, Dr. Stanley Robertson, Dr. Julie Sanders, Kenichiro Yagi
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