Lori M. Teller, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline), CVJ

​District VIII AVMA Board of Directors Representative

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Lori M. Teller is a graduate of Texas A & M University and a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice. She has worked at Meyerland Animal Clinic in some capacity since she was 12 years old, and she's been there as a veterinarian ever since graduating from veterinary school. She has special interests in internal medicine cases, particularly those regarding GI diseases and autoimmune problems. She also greatly enjoys cytology as a diagnostic tool for lumps and bumps and working with senior animals to alleviate pain as they age.

Dr. Teller has been very involved in the veterinary profession and is a Past-president of both the Harris County and Texas Veterinary Medical Associations and was a recipient of the TVMA's Recent Graduate of the Year Award. Dr. Teller has served on several TVMA committees and task forces and currently is on the PR, TVMA-AVMA Liaison, Animal Welfare, and Governmental Relations committees. She also currently serves on several committees for the American Veterinary Medical Association, including the Animal Welfare Committee, the Governmental Performance Review Committee, as chair, and in the House of Delegates. She previously served the AVMA on the Task Force on Governance and Membership Participation and the Governance Engagement Team. In addition, she is a Trustee for the TVMA’s VPAC and helps raise awareness and funds for political causes important to veterinary medicine in Texas.

Dr. Teller is also the Chair of the Board of Certification for the American Society of Veterinary Journalists and a Founding Board member of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative. She was named one of 14 Veterinarians to Watch in 2014 by Veterinary Practice News, and she has a monthly radio spot on Houston’s public radio station where she highlights the importance of veterinary care for dogs and cats.

Outside of the veterinary world, Dr. Teller was one of the founders and a Board Trustee for The Gateway Academy, a high school for students with learning differences and special needs in Houston, and she was recognized as an "Everyday Hero" by 740 KTRH for her volunteer work in the prevention of child abuse. She married her high school sweetheart, Dr. Craig Teller, and they have one son, a Labrador retriever, a French bulldog, and 2 cats. In her spare time, Dr. Teller loves to hang out with her friends and family, exercise, read voraciously, see movies, and travel extensively to places where she can explore new things by day and enjoy wine and good food by night. She's also a sucker for chocolate chip cookies, corny jokes, and puppy breath.