Recognizing his commitment to the welfare of animals and to the impact legislation may have on the veterinary profession, the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association recently presented Senator Mike Bell with the 2014 TVMA Legislator of the Year Award.
“From his years in the Tennessee House of Representatives to his current service in the State Senate, Senator Bell has been a consistent ally of the veterinary community,” said Meagan Frazier. “Senator Bell has always been a tremendous advocate for our industry, and we are proud of his service to our state.
In his role on the Senate Energy, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Committee, Senator Bell considers many pieces of the legislation that could impact both the veterinary community and the owners of livestock and companion animals.
By working closely with the TVMA, Senator Bell has helped the Association and its members to better secure the health and well-being of all animals, while also protecting public health and human welfare.
Senator Bell was elected to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010, representing District 9 which includes Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe and Polk Counties. Previously, he served in the Tennessee State House from 2006-2010.