Will serve in this role for the 2023 to 2024 term
National Veterinary Associates (NVA) recently honored Rena Carlson, DVM, a mentor with NVA’s General Practice Mentorship Program, for officially assuming the role of president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for the 2023 to 2024 term.1
“We are immensely proud of Dr Carlson, who continues to serve as an important advocate for the entire veterinary profession,” expressed Sohail Malad, president of NVA General Practice, in an organizational release.1 “Dr Carlson is dedicated to elevating the standard of care for pets and their families at NVA and enhancing the role of veterinarians across the industry. Her passion and contributions are truly inspiring.”
Named an AVMA President-Elect in July 2022, Carlson is a 1989 veterinary graduate of Washington State University and succeeds Lori Teller, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline), CVJ, as AVMA president.2 For more than 10 years, she has held different AVMA leadership roles, including as a house delegate and on the board of directors.1 In her position at NVA, Carlson supports the professional development of veterinarians so they can achieve their potential and offer the best care to pets.
“As a former practice owner, I understand the challenges veterinarians face in balancing time, energy, and resources on a daily basis,” stated Carlson.1 “I’m committed to supporting all animal care professionals, advancing veterinary medicine, and advocating for other pressing issues within our industry. I look forward to working with the AVMA to empower more veterinarians and help them thrive.”