Carol G. Ryan, DVM

Dr. Carol G. Ryan

District 7 AVMA Board of Directors representative

Biographical sketch

Dr. Carol Ryan is a 1992 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ryan is a mixed animal practitioner and partner owner of the Troy & Wentzville Veterinary Clinics in Missouri. Carol was raised on a registered Angus and Yorkshire swine farm and is still involved in the production of cattle and row crops.

Carol and her husband, Dr. Bruce Rhodes, own the Elsberry Animal Hospital. Together they have four beautiful children and are extremely proud of their children's accomplishments.

Dr. Ryan has served the positions of vice-president, president-elect and in 2019 was honored to fulfill the role as the president of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). She led the continuing education arm of the MVMA, which advances veterinary education for the betterment of the profession. There she proudly served as president of the Missouri Academy of Veterinary Practitioners. Other leadership roles are many, with highlights as an AAVSB Race program screener, past chairperson of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board as well as executive board chair of the MVMA. She has represented Missouri as the alternate delegate and delegate of the AVMA. Dr. Ryan attends MVMA as well as nationwide meetings focusing on AVMA advocacy and leadership development. She currently serves on the AVMA's Reference Committee of Governmental and Scientific Affairs, is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the St. Charles Cattlemen's Association, and the Pork Producers. She mentored students as a 4-H club leader and is a 4-H livestock advisor. This year Dr. Carol Ryan was honored as an inductee to the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation's Honor Roll and was awarded the prestigious honor as 2023 Missouri Veterinarian of the Year.