Taylor Tillery, DVM, Veterinary Academic & Industry Liaison Lead 
Veterinary & Consumer Affairs

Taylor Tillery, DVM

Veterinary Academic & Industry Liaison Lead Veterinary & Consumer Affairs

Dr. Taylor Tillery’s journey in the field of veterinary medicine began in rural Oklahoma. With a deep-rooted passion for animal care, he embarked on his career in general practice, where he honed his medicine, surgical and communication skills. His dedication didn’t stop at the clinic doors. Driven by a desire to make a difference, Dr. Tillery extended his expertise to a local Texas shelter, providing essential surgical support. Even on weekends, he continues to lend a helping hand to the vulnerable animals in need. It was in these moments that he witnessed firsthand the impact he could make beyond the confines of a traditional veterinary setting.

Recognizing the importance of mentorship, Dr. Tillery became actively involved in guiding future, current, and foreign veterinarians. As a member of the Professional Service Veterinarians, he took on the role of a mentor and coach sharing his knowledge and insights to help aspiring veterinarians progress in their careers. It was a rewarding experience for him, knowing that he was shaping the next generation of veterinary professionals. His passion and influence didn’t stop there. Driven by a vision of collaboration, He changed roles and now works strategically to forge partnerships between Merck Animal Health and veterinary universities, as well as key industry partners. By bridging gaps and fostering alliances, Dr. Tillery aims to bring about advancements in animal health a elevate the veterinary field as a whole.

“We have great diversity of thoughts and opinions from some very intelligent veterinary teammates that push me to always work harder, think differently and be better.”

He has made a significant impact through volunteer work with Spayathon in Puerto Rico, a Veterinary Volunteer Mission to Colombia, and PAWS (Promoting Animal Welfare in Schools). His efforts have included providing essential veterinary services, promoting responsible pet ownership, and fostering empathy for animals.

Outside of his immediate work, Dr. Tillery devotes time and support to various organizations aligned with his passion for animal welfare. Whether collaborating with the French Bulldog Rescue Network, advocating alongside the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, or promoting heartworm prevention through the American Heartworm Association, he never misses an opportunity to make a positive impact on colleagues and the pet owning community. Despite his busy professional life, Dr. Tillery finds balance engaging in activities that bring him joy. He shares his house with his Wife, Elle, their beloved French Bulldog, Beaujolais and an ancient 24-year-old Cornsnake. To fuel his passion for teamwork and athleticism, he actively participates in coed soccer and adult kickball, relishing the camaraderie and the thrill of being part of a team.

Dr. Taylor Tillery’s narrative is one of dedication, service, and a relentless pursuit of bettering the veterinary profession. From his early days in general practice, through his mentorship and leadership roles, he left an indelible mark on the field of veterinary medicine. Through his unwavering commitment to animals, his advocacy for fellow veterinarians, and his pursuit of collaboration, Dr. Tillery continues to pave the way for a brighter future in animal care.


  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology and Biomedical Science, University of Oklahoma
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University

Areas of Interest

  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Shelter Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Veterinary Communication and Leadership, Technology, and Telehealth
  • Wellness Care and Preventative Medicine