Dr. Sam Miller, a small animal practitioner from Texas, ran unopposed to represent District VIII on the AVMA Board of Directors and was declared elected in February.
Dr. Miller will represent AVMA members in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. He begins his six-year term this summer during AVMA Convention 2021.
A 1991 graduate of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Miller began practicing in McAllen, Texas, and currently owns a five-doctor small animal practice in Houston. He is a past president of the Harris County VMA and Texas VMA and has served as alternate delegate for Texas in the AVMA House of Delegates. He was a member of the AVMA Opioid Working Group looking at veterinarians’ role in addressing the opioid crisis.
“Through my years as a volunteer leader, I have gained a great appreciation for those leaders that have come before us,” Dr. Miller said. “Leaders that recognized the importance of advocating on behalf of the veterinary community. Leaders that guided us through the changes and faced the challenges impacting the veterinary community. It is my desire to continue in those footsteps to ensure the continued health of our profession for not only the current generation of practitioners but also for those that have yet to join our ranks.”