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Dr. Link Welborn


Dr. Link Welborn, owner of four AAHA Accredited small animal hospitals in Tampa, Florida, is a past president of the American Animal Hospital Association and a member of Veterinary Management Group 1.

A diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, certified in Canine and Feline practice, he earned his doctorate of veterinary medicine with honors from the University of Florida.

Link currently serves in various leadership roles for AAHA and AVMA including being the chair of the AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines Task Force and AAHA Delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates.

He has a strong interest in the economics of the veterinary profession, serving as a member and past chair of the AVMA Veterinary Economics Strategy Committee and as a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues.

Link has received the AVMA President’s Award, American Animal Hospital Association Practitioner of the Year Award, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Achievement Award, and Florida Veterinary Medical Association Veterinarian of the Year Award.

Underwater photography and attending Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Florida Gator football games are among his favorite activities. He lives in Tampa with his wife, Laura. His daughter, Kaitlin, graduated from Yale Law School and currently serves a clerk for a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. His son, Christopher, is a military intelligence officer in the US Army.


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