I graduated Mount Ida College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. Shortly thereafter I passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination to become a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). In 2012, after an extremely rigorous application process, I passed the board examination to become a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) with the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice (AVTCP). My first passion was emergency medicine, and prior to teaching I worked full time at the Veterinary Emergency Center of Manchester for many years. The field of Veterinary Nursing is an extremely young profession, and I love introducing the students to this fascinating, evolving career. Students within the Veterinary Technology program have the unique opportunity to be an active participant in the evolution of their field. I feel my extensive clinical background helps my students actively relate to the content being learned.