Dr. Lori Teller announces 2023 AVMA President’s Award winners

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(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) July 14, 2023—In one of her final acts as president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Dr. Lori Teller presented AVMA President’s Awards to three institutions that have been instrumental in her professional development and have made a positive impact on health, veterinary organizations and the profession.

This year’s recipients are Meyerland Animal Clinic (Houston, Texas), the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Meyerland Animal Clinic
Dr. Teller recognized Meyerland Animal Clinic for allowing her to start her journey through veterinary medicine at the age of 12 and fostering the development of her clinical, professional and leadership skills over the span of decades. “Meyerland Animal Clinic recognized the important role that all members of the staff play in providing outstanding patient care and customer service, and taught me the value of teamwork,” Dr. Teller said. “They encouraged everyone to practice work-life balance before that was part of the common vernacular. Because of the support I received from Meyerland Animal Clinic, I have had the opportunity to succeed both in veterinary medicine and in accomplishing personal goals.”

Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Dr. Teller selected the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for a 2023 AVMA President’s Award for helping to foster her leadership skills by displaying patience, wisdom and a willingness to listen. “The Texas Veterinary Medical Association saw attributes in me that I had not yet seen in myself and encouraged my passion for educating the public by affording me the privilege of attending intensive media-training workshops and communication skills conferences, instilling in me the importance of advocacy work, and allowing me the opportunity to represent the profession at many levels,” Dr. Teller said.

Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Finally, in recognition of and gratitude for the Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ hard work and dedication to the education of future veterinarians, Dr. Teller presented the school with a 2023 AVMA President’s Award. “It is no easy task to teach students everything they need to know to be ready for practice after graduation,” Dr. Teller said. “The compassion, intelligence, patience and grace of the faculty and staff at Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences continues to inspire me, and much of what they do is unrecognized and under-appreciated by the veterinary profession. Their support of my endeavors is most definitely appreciated. Because of the work that they do, the future of veterinary medicine is indeed very bright.”

Meyerland Animal Clinic acceptance speech

Texas Veterinary Medical Association acceptance speech
Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences acceptance speech

To view Meyerland Animal Clinic’s video, click here or visit https://vimeo.com/843301986/fb09af551f.
To view the acceptance video from the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, click here or visit https://vimeo.com/843302157/00a63a6609.
To view the acceptance video from the Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, click here or visit https://vimeo.com/843305520/6fa21ecdda.

To learn more about the AVMA President’s Award and past recipients, visit www.avma.org/awards.

For more information, contact Michael San Filippo, media relations manager, at 847-732-6194 (cell) or msanfilippoatavma [dot] org (msanfilippo[at]avma[dot]org).

About the AVMA

Serving more than 105,000 member veterinarians, the AVMA is the nation's leading representative of the veterinary profession, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of animals, humans and the environment. Founded in 1863 and with members in every U.S. state and territory and more than 60 countries, the AVMA is one of the largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. Informed by our members' unique scientific training and clinical knowledge, the AVMA supports the crucial work of veterinarians and advocates for policies that advance the practice of veterinary medicine and improve animal and human health.