Dr. Carrie Pierson

Dr. Pierson began her immersion in the veterinary field at a very young age. She was born during her father’s senior year in veterinary school at Purdue University, where her mother also graduated as a veterinary technician. Needless to say, animals have always been a major part of her life.

Dr. Pierson graduated from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and worked as a small animal practitioner before coming to the AVMA in 2012. She served as the Assistant Director for Recent Graduate Initiatives and worked closely with the Early Career Development Committee, developing products and services for the AVMA’s recent graduate veterinarians.

Dr. Pierson is married with 2 pets – a feisty Maltese/Poodle mix named Chicklet and a lazy Siamese mix cat named Siam. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, biking, and playing the piano in her spare time.

2015 VLC Scholarship recipients learned to “lead from where you are”

“Eye opening.” “Invaluable experience.” “Far beyond my expectations.” These are some of the descriptions that came to mind for the 2015 Veterinary Leadership Conference Scholarship recipients upon reflection of their time at the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC). With the … read more >

Recipients announced for 2015 Veterinary Leadership Conference Scholarships

We’re proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC) Scholarships, funded by the AVMA and Zoetis. The recipients represent emerging leaders (individuals graduating from veterinary school within the past 15 years) and/or those underrepresented in veterinary … read more >

Video illustrates the impact of volunteering at the AVMA

The AVMA is a member-driven organization that relies on volunteers to help it achieve success and meet the goals necessary to serve the veterinary profession. National, state and local veterinary organizations, individuals, and society as a whole all benefit from … read more >

Committee members share their experiences, learn from others at 2014 VLC

Members from the Early Career Development Committee (ECDC) arrived at the 2014 Veterinary Leadership Conference (VLC) with one burning question, “How can I share my experience in organized veterinary medicine to help others understand what and why we do what … read more >