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Team members

    Dr Tess Kommedal


    Dr. Ann Therese 'Tess' Kommedal works as a small animal veterinarian in Stavanger Norway. After graduating from the Faculty of Veterinary medicine in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 she was accepted to a rotational internship in small animal surgery and medicine in at the University of Florida. She completed the residency in shelter medicine and a Master's degree in Preventive Veterinary Medicine program at the University of California, Davis in 2009.

    Upon completion of her shelter medicine training, Dr. Kommedal accepted the position of clinical assistant professor in shelter medicine at the University of Ohio, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Chief Veterinarian at the Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus, Ohio. In November of 2010 Dr. Kommedal returned to California to accept the position of associate veterinarian in shelter medicine at the Marin Humane Society and the Koret Shelter Medicine Program, CCAH, UC Davis.

    In 2011 Dr. Kommedal decided to return home to Norway to work in small animal general practice while continuing to educate veterinarians and owners about shelter medicine and animal welfare, and is currently serving as a board member for the Association of Shelter Veterinarians as well as a member of the WSAVA AWWC.


    Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee(AWWC): Chairperson