Dr. Larry M. Kornegay has been a companion animal practitioner in Houston, Texas, since his graduation from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1971. His AVMA leadership goals are to focus on the five AVMA Strategic Goals with emphasis on Legislative Advocacy Excellence in Education and Membership and Leadership Diversity.
He has been active in organized veterinary medicine at the local, state and national levels throughout his entire career. In 2003, he was elected to represent veterinarians in AVMA's District VIII (Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas) for six years. He was elected President-elect of the AVMA at the Seattle Convention in July 2009.
During his District VIII AVMA Executive Board tenure, Dr. Kornegay served as vice-chair of the board and chaired the following AVMA entities: Legislative Advisory Committee, AVMA/North American Veterinary Technician Association (NAVTA), AVMA Insurance Liaison Committee, AVMA Diversity Task Force and AVMA Executive Vice President Search Committee. He also served as Member/Liaison to the following AVMA entities: Council on Education, Council on Communications, Budget and Financial Review Committee, Bylaws Committee, Committee on Human-Animal Bond, Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities, Member Service Committee, AVMA/American Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives, Committee on Environmental Issues and Task Force on Council Selection. He served as an AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trustee 1999-2003 and chaired Group One of the AVMA Organizational Audit Task Force 1998-1999. Dr. Kornegay continues to serve the AVMA as a Director of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.
On the state and local levels of organized veterinary medicine, Dr. Kornegay held many offices, including that of President of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association in 1990. He also held five offices in the Harris County Veterinary Medical Association including the office of President in 1981.
Dr. Kornegay has been or is currently a shareholder in three Houston area Veterinary Emergency Clinics and has served as President of the North Harris County Veterinary Emergency Referral Clinic since 1999.
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine honored Dr. Kornegay with the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2005. The Texas Veterinary Medical Association President's Awards were presented to Dr. Kornegay in 1992, 1993 and 2000.
Dr. Kornegay and his wife, Dr. Chris Kornegay, purchased land, planned and constructed two clinics in Harris County in the 1970s and grew them into thriving practices. They still own one practice near their home in Houston. They have four children: Steven, Kyle, Kendra and Koral and three grandsons: Sam, Rett and Hank.