About Our Association

The Knoxville Veterinary Medical Association is a non-profit organization whose members include veterinarians, veterinary technicians/veterinary staff, and veterinary students in the Knoxville area.

The Knoxville Veterinary Medical Association is dedicated to:

  • Creating a community of support for member veterinarians
  • Providing members educational opportunities with continuing education lectures and skills laboratory sessions
  • Promoting high ethical standards through the adoption of the Code of Ethics of The American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Serving the community by promoting public health education as it pertains to veterinary medicine and animal welfare.
  • Supporting education of future veterinarians and technicians through monetary donations to veterinary education programs
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces
of gold and silver
— Mahatma Gandhi

Are you a veterinarian, veterinary student, veterinary technician or a paraprofessional support staff member?

The KVMA is currently accepting new members, and we would love for you to be one of them!

KVMA Board of Directors

Tinsley Youmans, DVM, MPH


Catherine Carr, DVM


Bryce Burton, DVM


Thyra Walker, DVM

Community Outreach Committee Chair

Laura Seheult, DVM, CVA

Officer/Advisory Member

Samedi Piantadosi, DVM

Member at Large

Adesola Odunsyo, DVM, MS, DACVECC

Member at Large

Richie R Burdeaux Jr, DVM, Dipl. ABVP

Member at Large