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September 01, 2020

AVMA Board elects Teller chair, Bradley vice chair

Published on August 12, 2020

The AVMA Board of Directors elected Dr. Lori Teller of Bellaire, Texas, as 2020-21 chair during a virtual meeting of the Board on July 31. Additionally, the Board elected Dr. Karen Bradley of Montpelier, Vermont, as vice chair.

Dr. Teller
Dr. Lori Teller
Dr. Bradley
Dr. Karen Bradley

In 2015, Dr. Teller was elected District VIII representative on the AVMA Board, representing AVMA members living in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Last year, she was the Board’s vice chair, and she is currently a candidate for 2021-22 AVMA president-elect.

Dr. Teller is a 1990 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences as well as a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in canine and feline practice.

She worked at Meyerland Animal Clinic in Houston for many years, starting at the age of 12 and continuing after graduation from veterinary school. In 2018, she joined the TAMU veterinary faculty as a clinical associate professor of telehealth.

Dr. Teller has held several leadership positions in organized veterinary medicine at both the national and state levels. She is a founding board member of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative, which is dedicated to helping develop female leaders in veterinary medicine.

As vice chair of the Board of Directors, Dr. Bradley will substitute for Dr. Teller in her absence and perform other duties as prescribed by the Board chair.

Dr. Bradley has represented AVMA members living in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont since 2016, when she was elected as the Board’s District I representative.

A 1996 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Bradley currently co-owns Onion River Animal Hospital in Barre, Vermont. She is active in the AVMA and her state VMA, and she is a co-founder of WVLDI, serving as president from 2013-15.