Executive Board

University of Tennessee
Class of 2007
Dr. Reel lives in Morristown and co-owner of Southern Care Veterinary Hospital.

Russell Reel, DVM


Auburn University College
Class of 1991
Dr. Conn has practiced small animal medicine and surgery at Belle Meade Animal Hospital in Nashville.

Joe Ed Conn, DVM

Immediate Past President

Auburn University
Class of 1979
Dr. Walker resided in Jackson, Tennessee for 32 years while practicing at the Jackson Animal Clinic and North Madison Animal Hospital.

Danny Walker, DVM


University of Missouri
Class of 1996
Dr. Povlovich is co-owner of Tennessee Equine Hospital and Berry Farms Animal Hospital.

Matt Povlovich, DVM

Vice President

University of Florida
Class of 1984
Dr. Phillips currently lives in the Nashville area and has a veterinary dermatology practice in Nashville.

Margaret Phillips, DVM


University of Tennessee
Class of 1986
She started Tazewell Pike Animal Practice in Knoxville in 2000 after several years of relief work.

Joanne Hibbs, DVM

Member-At-Large / East Tennessee

Oklahoma State University
Class of 2002
Dr. Monin was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He began working at Mountain Empire Large Animal Hospital in 2002.

Robert Monin, DVM

Member-At-Large / East Tennessee

Mississippi State University
Class of 2009.
He practices in Memphis and his special interests include preventive medicine, Canine and Feline internal medicine, nutrition, and organized veterinary medicine.

Jeremy Keen, DVM

Member-At-Large / West Tennessee

Mississippi State
Class of 1982
His special areas of interest are Orthopedic and Radio Surgery and Veterinary Chiropractic. Dr. Parker is Board Certified in Veterinary Chiropractic.

Bob Parker, DVM

Member-At-Large / West Tennessee

University of Tennessee
Class of 1981
He is the Staff Veterinarian for the Tennessee State Veterinarian’s office and also serves as the Emergency Support Coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Doug Balthaser, DVM

Member-At-Large / Middle Tennessee

Auburn University
Class of 2008
Her areas of interest include surgery, dentistry, emergency medicine, business management, women’s veterinary leadership development and mentoring.

Julie Buford, DVM

Member-At-Large / Middle Tennessee

Deloris has served as Executive Director for TVMA since 2006. From 1991 through 2001, she held the position of Director of Conventions & Meetings.

Deloris Green Gaines

Executive Director

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