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 career she loves fiercely.
“Mothers are one of the best multitaskers on the planet,” Dr. Teller told the AVMA House of Delegates throughout its summer time assembly at AVMA Conference 2022. “We get stuff carried out. 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 baby accomplishes a aim and the deepest ache when our baby is harm.”
“However have you learnt what occurs when somebody threatens our baby?” she continued in a ready copy of her speech. “We go all Mama Bear on them. Have you ever ever seen an indignant mom—or an indignant bear? Get out of the way in which!
“As president of the AVMA and it’s First Mother, I’ll work onerous to construct bridges, enhance our collaborative efforts, and proceed to deal with bettering veterinary drugs for all of us. However I promise you, when somebody threatens our career, don’t have any worry, as a result of Mama Bear is right here.”
Dr. Teller known as out workforce challenges, utilization of veterinary workforce members, telemedicine, and DEI (range, fairness, and inclusion) as among 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 career, she stated, has “a lot to have a good time, and I need to be certain that we keep in mind that too. So when I’ve the chance to fulfill with you and our colleagues, make sure you inform me about your considerations, AND make sure you share with me your joys and accomplishments as a result of I additionally need to have a good time these.”
Meet your new president-elect
Additionally in the course of 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 implies 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 an incredible, 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, as well as excerpts from their acceptance speeches.
Welcome new volunteer leaders
Volunteer members had been named to a wide range 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