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2019 Power of Ten Leadership Academy Participant Spotlight – Katie Tyler, DVM

The 2019 Power of Ten Leadership Academy concluded during the 2020 Oklahoma Veterinary Conference. The Power of Ten Leadership Academy is a seven-session program that provides an in-depth leadership opportunity and 20 hours of continuing education credit at no cost to the participant. It is designed for veterinarians who have been in practice for 10 years or less since graduation and are OVMA members.

We will be featuring individual “spotlights” on each 2019 participant over the weeks ahead. Our next individual is Katie, DVM.

Dr. Tyler is a 2010 Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate.


Where do you currently live?


Where are you originally from?

Ada, Oklahoma 

What made you decide to apply to participate in the Power of Ten?

I had heard very positive feedback about the program from colleagues and I am always looking for way to better myself not only as a veterinarian but as an individual.

What did you enjoy most about the Power of Ten?

I really enjoyed the personality test/evaluation and feel like I gained a lot of information from this session. 

What is one thing you would want to change about the Power of Ten?

I really did not feel like the financial session was very beneficial for me, but I am sure that is all personal preference. I am a big Dave Ramsey follower and this fell short for me personally. 

How do you define success?

I define success as making a positive difference. 

Who inspires you?

I don’t know that I can pick one person that inspires me, I find things in each person I meet that inspire me in different ways in the many different areas of my life. 

What is one thing – either industry-related or not – that you learned in the last month?

After visiting Kauai a few weeks ago I learned that it is one of the wettest places on earth receiving some years over 500 inches of rain. 

What is something about you that not many people know?

I do not have a bachelor’s degree. 

What is something you enjoy outside of veterinary medicine?

I love anything that involves being outdoors, especially riding horses and camping.

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

This answer changes daily, but today I would say milk and donuts. 

What advice would you give some who is interested participating in the Power of Ten?

Do it! It is a fantastic opportunity to experience great growth as a veterinarian and as an individual.

What is your biggest take away from the Power of Ten?

My biggest take-away is probably the opportunity to meet and get to know other young veterinarians in Oklahoma and to hear all of our different and similar struggles and strengths within veterinary medicine.