Who Is Dr. Lori Veerman?
A Madison native, Dr. Lori Veerman joined Madison Family Dental Associates, the practice founded by her father, when she graduated from dental school. Dr. Veerman and her Iowa-native husband have lived in Middleton for over 25 years. They have two grown children, Courtney and Jordan, and as of recently, a brand new son-in-law, Jeff. We recently asked Dr. Veerman to tell us more about herself and what she does when not practicing dentistry.
A Little About Dr. Veerman
“My daughter Courtney was a swimmer for Middleton High School. She went on to swim for the University of Minnesota and was a member of the 2008 Big Ten Championship team. She earned a degree in Kinesiology. She went on to graduate school at Southwest Baptist University earning her doctorate in Physical Therapy. Courtney and her new husband Jeff have settled in Rochester, Minnesota. Courtney works as a physical therapist and Jeff is completing a degree in construction management at the University of Minnesota. Courtney continues to have a strong competitive drive and has completed a marathon, 3 half marathons and a half Ironman. She is a yoga instructor and loves doing Cross-Fit workouts. Courtney and Jeff have two cats Moose and Auggie.
My son Jordan played golf and football for Middleton High School. He attended college at the University of Iowa (influenced a bit by both of his parents who are alumni) and received his B.S. in recreation and sport management with a certificate in entrepreneurship. He is still an avid golfer and is passionate about fitness and nutrition; he also loves doing Cross-fit workouts. He is currently in Dallas, Texas doing an internship for Learfield sports as he develops his long-term career goals.
My husband is also a dentist in a “competing” dental practice here in Madison. We try not to talk about dentistry too much at home but it is nice to have someone who understands the business when we do talk shop. He is an avid golfer and a very die-hard University of Iowa Hawkeye fan, which he finds challenging here in the Badger State. His latest hobby is flying; he has his pilot’s license and has recently completed his instrument rating certification exam. If I can get over my uneasiness of flying in small aircraft, I hope to join him on a flight someday.
As a family we love to travel together and have been fortunate to go on some amazing adventures. Our favorites have been Alaska, the Mediterranean, Africa and spending time with friends at a cabin in Minnesota. Last summer we went to Europe on a river cruise from Budapest to Prague for what may prove to be a last family vacation. It was beautiful and we took lots of nice photos and made some great family memories.”
In Her Free Time
“When I am not at work I am usually running, riding my road bike, doing yoga or TRX training. I have competed in a marathon and several half marathons and have ridden my bike in the Door County Century (100 mile) bike ride. Every summer I ride 50 miles in the Bike for Boys and Girls Club fundraising ride. I love to cook and am always trying out new recipes. I enjoy lots of crafts like quilting, crocheting and jewelry making. I have also been pursuing an interest in photography (it may be in my genes — those of you who have seen the past photography done by my father on the walls of the office would know) and I have enjoyed sharing that in the new photographic art in the office.”
Dr. Lori Veerman Is a Great Asset to Our Team
Dr. Veerman is a strong advocate of giving back to the community so she is active on the fellowship board at her church. She also provides dental care one day per month at the Madison Dental Initiative, a free clinic for the homeless and underserved population in Madison. She is also actively involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane county, serving as a member of their ambassadors fundraising committee and also on the event planning committees for their two largest fundraising events. She also volunteers as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where she teaches junior dental students one day per month.