Royal Canin Live

During these unprecedented times, we at Royal Canin understand that veterinarians are facing new challenges every day as they work to meet the needs of their clients and patients. In addition to the disruptions to your normal ways of working, we also recognize that many events that provide an opportunity for continuing education (CE), for you and your staff, have been cancelled.

To address this potential need, Royal Canin will be broadcasting live virtual CE opportunities for anyone in the industry. The topics and times will vary each week and we intend to adapt the future offerings based on content and times that are in the most demand. Please share your feedback to help us make this a valuable resource for you and your staff.

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Starting October 12th

Royal Canin Women’s Leadership Forum kicks off October 12, 2020. Register now by clicking on the forum links below!

Date Day Time Forum
10/12/2020 Monday 6 PM - 7 PM Know Your Worth Series
Finding Common Ground for the Common Good: How to get what you want by negotiating an outcome that benefits all
Joy Fuhrman, DVM, MBA, CPA - (Not for CE)
10/21/2020 Wednesday 12 PM - 1 PM Know Your Worth Series
The Link Between Success and Living Your Core Values
Amanda Donnelly DVM, MBA - (Not for CE)
10/22/2020 Thursday 6 PM - 7 PM Know Your Worth Series
The Link Between Success and Living Your Core Values
Amanda Donnelly DVM, MBA - (Not for CE)
11/9/2020 Monday 12 PM - 1 PM Know Your Worth Series
Finding Common Ground for the Common Good: How to get what you want by negotiating an outcome that benefits all
Joy Fuhrman, DVM, MBA, CPA - (Not for CE)
11/10/2020 Tuesday 7 PM - 8 PM Know your Worth Series
The Irresistible Magic of Storytelling:
How Women Tell Stories that Empower, Impact, and Change the World
Jessica Vogelsang DVM - (Not for CE)
11/16/2020 Monday 11 AM - 12 PM Know your Worth Series
The Irresistible Magic of Storytelling:
How Women Tell Stories that Empower, Impact, and Change the World
Jessica Vogelsang DVM - (Not for CE)

CE Guide

All times in Central Standard Time

Date Day Time Course  
10/1/2020 Thursday 7 PM - 8 PM Difficult Emotions and Uncertain Times (1 hr CE)
Laura Smallwood DVM, DACVIM
 
10/6/2020 Tuesday 2 PM-3 PM Top Ten Feline Nutrition Tips (1.5 hr CE)
Dr. Anne Ward
 
10/6/2020 Tuesday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Every Meal Counts! Simple Tools for Tough Cases: A Dermatologist Panel Discussion (1.5 hr CE)
HOSTED BY DVM360
 
10/7/2020 Wednesday 7 PM - 8:30 PM Nutritional approaches to managing lower urinary tract disease in cats and dogs (1.5 hr CE)
Jennifer Scata DVM
 
10/8/2020 Thursday 6 PM - 7 PM Food for Thought: Update on Diagnosis and Management of Adverse Food Reaction (1 hr CE)
Dr. Amy Shumaker, DVM, DACVD
 
10/8/2020 Thursday 8 PM - 9:30 PM Feline Behavior in Age and Disease (1.5 hr CE)
Hazel Carney, DVM, DABVP
 
10/12/2020 Monday 12 PM - 1 PM Hydrolyzed Diets: Theory, practice and real world experience (1 hr CE)
Dr. Anne Ward
 
10/12/2020 Monday 6 PM - 7 PM Know Your Worth Series
Finding Common Ground for the Common Good: How to get what you want by negotiating an outcome that benefits all
Joy Fuhrman, DVM, MBA, CPA - (Not for CE)
10/12/2020 Monday 8 PM - 9:30 PM How to Become a Recovering Perfectionist (1.5 hr CE)
Kimberly Pope-Robinson, DVM, CCFP
 
10/13/2020 Tuesday 7 PM - 8 PM To Feed or Not to Feed: Nutrition and Liver Disease (1 hr CE)
Adam Rudinsky, DVM, MS, DACVIM
 
10/14/2020 Wednesday 12 PM - 1 PM Neonates, Nutrition and Caregivers (1 hr CE)
Dr. Jennifer Scata
 
10/15/2020 Thursday 12 PM - 1 PM ZOOMing in on Kitten Diarrhea (1 hr CE)
Dr. Jody Gookin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM Hosted by: Winn Feline Foundation
 
10/15/2020 Thursday 7 PM - 8 PM Occupational Hazards of Working and Sporting Dogs (1 hr CE)
Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC, DACVSMR
 
10/20/2020 Tuesday 12 PM - 1 PM How to read a Pet Food Label (1 hr CE)
Dr. Patricia Burbano
 
10/20/2020 Tuesday 7 PM - 8 PM The Lone Liver Enzyme (1 hr CE)
Adam Rudinsky, DVM, MS, DACVIM
 
10/21/2020 Wednesday 12 PM - 1 PM Know Your Worth Series
The Link Between Success and Living Your Core Values
Amanda Donnelly DVM, MBA - (Not for CE)
10/21/2020 Wednesday 8 PM - 9:00 PM Critical Care Nutrition and Assisted Feeding (1 hr CE)
Anne Ward, DVM
 
10/22/2020 Thursday 6 PM - 7 PM Know Your Worth Series
The Link Between Success and Living Your Core Values
Amanda Donnelly DVM, MBA - (Not for CE)
10/22/2020 Thursday 7 PM - 8 PM Measuring quality of life in dogs and cats: implications for veterinary practice (1 hr CE)
Emily McCobb, DVM, DACVA
 
10/26/2020 Monday 1 PM - 2 PM Hydrolyzed Diets: Theory, practice and real world experience (1 hr CE)
Dr. Adrienne Bautista
 
10/27/2020 Tuesday 1 PM - 2:30 PM Gastrointestinal disease and adverse food reactions (1 hr CE)
Dr. Shana Schmitt
 
10/27/2020 Tuesday 7 PM - 8 PM Approach to Diagnosing a Chronic Enteropathy (1 hr CE)
Adam Rudinsky, DVM, MS, DACVIM
 
10/28/2020 Wednesday 7 PM - 8 PM How to Read a Pet Food Label (1 hr CE)
Jennifer Scata DVM
 
10/29/2020 Thursday 8 PM - 9 PM There's Murmur, Now What? A Practical Approach to Cardiac Evaluation (1 hr CE)
Catherine Gunther Harrington, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology)
 
11/9/2020 Monday 12 PM - 1 PM Know Your Worth Series
Finding Common Ground for the Common Good: How to get what you want by negotiating an outcome that benefits all
Joy Fuhrman, DVM, MBA, CPA - (Not for CE)
11/10/2020 Tuesday 7 PM - 8 PM Know your Worth Series
The Irresistible Magic of Storytelling:
How Women Tell Stories that Empower, Impact, and Change the World
Jessica Vogelsang DVM - (Not for CE)
11/16/2020 Monday 11 AM - 12 PM Know your Worth Series
The Irresistible Magic of Storytelling:
How Women Tell Stories that Empower, Impact, and Change the World
Jessica Vogelsang DVM - (Not for CE)
 

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Veterinary Technician Channel

Tech Talks - From technicians to other technicians, learn more about Royal Canin diets, hot topics, & practical tips and tricks to put into practice when talking to your clients about nutrition.

All times in Central Standard Time

Date Day Time Course
10/8/2020 Thursday 1 PM - 2 PM Royal Canin Feline Renal & Senior Diets
Elizabeth Reed, BS, LVT, CCRA
10/9/2020 Friday 12 PM - 1 PM Royal Canin Dermatology RVP
Marina Fridman, LVT.
10/12/2020 Monday 12 PM - 1 PM Upping Your Tech Game: Being a Rock Star Technician
Yvonne Brandenburg, RVT, VTS (SAIM) and Jordan Porter, RVT, VTS (SAIM)
10/13/2020 Tuesday 9 AM - 10 AM Resources from Royal Canin for Technicians
Elizabeth Reed, BS, LVT, CCRA
10/13/2020 Tuesday 2 PM - 3 PM Covetrus - How to place an order and send a digital recommendation
Zeny Esquival
10/14/2020 Wednesday 11 AM - 12 PM Nutritional Truths
Jayme Chapman, BS, RVT
10/14/2020 Wednesday 2 PM - 3 PM Vetsource - How to place an order and scriptshare
Zeny Esquival
10/15/2020 Thursday 12 PM - 1 PM Excellent Pain Control Amid Shortages (COVID and Opioid crisis)
Stephen Cital RVT, RLAT, SRA, VCC, CVPP, VTS- LAM (Res. Anesthesia)
10/15/2020 Thursday 2 PM - 3 PM Online Pharmacy Objection Workshop
Zeny Esquivel
10/16/2020 Friday 1 PM - 2 PM Surviving the COVID-19 Craziness
David Liss, MBA, MS, RVT Vet Tech Specialist in ECC/SAIM CVPM/PHR
10/21/2020 Wednesday 12 PM - 1 PM Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis (GHA) Kit
Maxine Curley BS, CVT
10/26/2020 Monday 12 PM - 1 PM Tech Talk: Royal Canin Gastrointestional Kitten & Puppy
Lisa Howser, BS, CVT
10/28/2020 Wednesday 12 PM - 1 PM Nutritional Truths
Jayme Chapman BS, RVT
10/30/2020 Thursday 12 PM - 1 PM Royal Canin Weight Control
Marina Fridman, LVT

Course Descriptions

  1. Define common pet food labels and other diet trends
  2. Discuss the common myths and misconceptions surrounding ingredients and other pet food topics
  3. Understand the nutritional truths to these myths
  1. Distinguish evidence-based, scientific information from advertising and marketing claims on pet food
  2. Understand how nutrition can help manage a variety of clinical conditions seen in cats
  3. Select an appropriate diet for cats with certain disorders
  1. Understand clinical signs and what is known about the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal adverse food reaction
  2. Discuss how to perform a diagnostic food elimination trial
  3. Understand what diet to selected for GI AFR
  4. Determine next course of action if food elimination trial did not improve clinical signs
  1. Review the importance of nutrition for critical care patients
  2. Discuss routes of assisted feeding and dietary options for critical care patients
  3. Discuss feeding tube case management
  1. Learn which agencies regulate pet food
  2. Understand how to interpret ingredient claims and listings
  3. Differentiate between guaranteed analysis and typical nutrient content
  4. Define and interpret nutritional adequacy statements and feeding guidelines
  1. Recognize and manage lower urinary tract disease (LUTD) in dogs and cats with a foucs on nutritional management
  2. Focus on the most common causes of LUTD in cats and dogs: urolithasis and feline idiopathic cystitis
  1. Discuss the changing landscapes in veterinary pharmacies
  2. Define the benefits of BOTH an in hospital and online pharmacy for veterinary practices
  3. Share ways to proceed with an OLP and empower veterinarians and clients to utilize benefits appropriately
  1. Understand the causes, risk factors, health consequences of obesity
  2. Develop a customized weight loss program
  3. Provide clear communication to pet owner to increase compliance
  1. You will learn about neonate nutrition and care through three clinical cases centered on neonate health.

Speakers

Dr. Erin Hatcher is a Scientific Services Veterinarian with Royal Canin Veterinary Diets. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida and has over 9 years of small animal medicine and surgery experience. After graduating from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, she has worked in both small animal general practices as well as emergency medicine and spent several years as a medical director for the emergency and referral center in which she worked. Dr. Hatcher has a passion for nutrition and thus has led her to join Royal Canin where she now converses with veterinarians, technicians, and staff on how nutrition can help manage disease and works to fulfill Royal Canin’s mission of making a healthier world for pets.

Dr. Anne Ward is a Scientific Services Veterinarian for Royal Canin US. Anne is a resident of Issaquah, WA and serves as a scientific liaison between the veterinary community and Royal Canin throughout the Northwest. After graduating with honors from Cornell University in 2008, Anne completed a rotating internship followed by a specialty internship. She has since devoted her career to small animal practice, most recently focusing on emergency medicine in the Puget Sound region. She is passionate about the role of nutrition in preventing and managing disease and enjoys being a resource for nutrition information in the veterinary community. Anne shares her home with her husband and sons, as well her two cats, Rambo and Jojo, dogs, Tewks and Charlie, and her thoroughbred rescue, Chopper.

Dr. John Rossi is a Scientific Services Veterinarian with Royal Canin and a 2005 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining Royal Canin in 2018, he spent a number of years in small-animal general practice, followed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and most recently, the Drexel University School of Public Health. In addition to his veterinary degree, Dr. Rossi has also completed a master’s degree in bioethics as well as two postdoctoral fellowships in public health science and ethics.

Dr. Shana Schmitt graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and started her career working in ICU at a busy emergency hospital. After a few years she transitioned into general practice treating small animals and exotics, where she developed her passion for nutrition. As she learned more about how nutrition plays an integral role in disease management and prevention, she integrated a nutritional motto of “Every pet, every time” into her daily practice. Each patient received a complete nutritional assessment and a specific diet recommendation before leaving her office. Today, Dr. Schmitt enjoys being part of the amazing Royal Canin team as a Scientific Services Veterinarian.

Dr. Scata received her BS in Biology from Virginia Tech and, after a year working in a neuroscience laboratory, she began veterinary school at Tufts University earning her DVM in 1999. At Tufts, Dr. Scata had the benefit of a great foundation in nutrition that sparked her passion for how it not only heals patients with certain diseases but also how providing the right nutrition can help animals achieve optimal conditioning for performance. Since graduating she has enjoyed a diverse career including small animal general practice and a year practicing shelter medicine in Australia. In 2012 Dr. Scata became certified in canine rehabilitation therapy and started her own rehab practice in Colorado. As a practicing rehab therapist, she gained valuable experience working closely with two boarded surgeons and had the opportunity to treat, not only family pets, but many sporting and working dogs as well. Dr. Scata joined Royal Canin as a Scientific Services Veterinarian in 2018 where she enjoys sharing her passion for nutrition and supporting her colleagues in practice.

Dr. Leslie Estelle received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006 where she was awarded AAHA’s “Senior Student Clinical Proficiency in Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery”. Dr. Estelle then completed a 13-month internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital after which she returned to Madison as a general practitioner where she enjoyed many aspects of practice, particularly geriatric medicine, dentistry and dermatology. She’s an active member of AVMA, AAVN and Wisconsin’s VMA. Dr. Estelle joined Royal Canin in the fall of 2015 as a Scientific Services Veterinarian and is the technical support for Illionis, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and was awarded the Royal Canin USA “Scientific Services Veterinarian of the Year” for 2017.

Dr. Avi Deshmukh received his DVM and MS from College of Veterinary medicine, Bombay, India and Ph.D. in nutrition from Univ. of Minnesota. After receiving his Ph.D. he worked in Biochemistry Dept. in Univ. of Minnesota for 7 years, 4 years in Minnesota Agric. Dept. as a feed regulatory officer. Then he worked in Nestle Purina Company in St. Louis as a Sr. Scientist for about 12 years in R&D. For the past 15 years, he has been working for the Royal Canin as a Scientific Communication Manager.

Dr. Staci Scolavino is Royal Canin’s Scientific Services Veterinarian for the Northeast. Prior to starting with Royal Canin in 2017, Dr. Scolavino was a clinician at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey for 8 years and spent 2 years in clinical practice in Manhattan. She completed a rotating small animal internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Scolavino is very excited to bring her passion for education and nutrition to help guide doctors and staff to make the best nutritional recommendations for their patients.

It was a childhood dream come true when Beverly received her DVM from Washington State University. Early in her 20-year career as a small animal practitioner, she developed an intense passion for nutrition and for incorporating diet into her medical protocols. Every patient she had, whether it was healthy or sick, received a personalized nutritional recommendation. She became known as the “Grub Guru” among her clinic staff. About 10 years ago, her adulthood dream came true when she became part of the Royal Canin family, where she could combine her two passions, medicine and nutrition, into a career. She currently is the Scientific Services Veterinarian for Southern California, Arizona, and Hawaii regions.

Dr. Doug Yanik is a 1980 graduate from Iowa State Veterinary School, and currently serves as Regional Scientific Services Veterinarian for Royal Canin. Dr. Yanik also has an MBA in Management from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Yanik has served as a primary care companion animal veterinarian on a full- time basis or in relief throughout his career. In addition, Doug has extensive experience in serving in industry as a Technical Services Veterinarian with Pet Food and Pharma companies. Dr. Yanik has also served as Assistant Dean at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Doug and his family including an amazing Golden Retriever, currently call Cary, NC home.

Veronica Whiteside is a Scientific Services Veterinarian with Royal Canin US serving OH, MI and PA. Veronica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-med from Hampton University in Virginia before completing her DVM at Michigan State University in 1996.  Veronica spent 14 years in veterinary practice, including private, corporate and shelter practice, and 2.5 years as an Area Veterinarian with Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis). She was excited to land her dream job with Royal Canin in 2014 which allows her to focus on a special interest in nutrition. Veronica shares her Columbus, OH home with her furry family of one domestic short hair cat, Ozzie.

Knowledge is power and helping others obtain a better understanding of nutrition so they can speak confidently to others is the goal. Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Bautista moved to California to pursue her doctoral degree in physiology. After completing her PhD, she went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Following her DVM, Dr. Bautista practiced small animal general and emergency medicine in Sacramento and served as the campus veterinarian for a local veterinary technology program. She returned to the University of California to complete a residency in veterinary toxicology, becoming board certified in 2015 (American Board of Veterinary Toxicology). Dr. Bautista then returned to general practice before landing in her current position with Royal Canin as a Scientific Services Veterinarian. She is excited to share her knowledge with all.

Doraica Aponte is from San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. She obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Puerto Rico in 2008. She completed her veterinary medicine degree at the University of Sydney in Australia, graduating with honors in 2012.  After graduation, she worked at a mixed animal practice in Melbourne, Australia for three years. In 2015 the Caribbean weather, family, and friends brought her back to Puerto Rico, where she worked briefly in a small animal practice before joining Royal Canin in November 2015. She relocated to Atlanta in 2018 where she continues working with Royal Canin as a Scientific Services Veterinarian working with veterinary schools and specialists in the South East, U.S. Doraica has a strong interest in diversity, inclusion, best practices and mentorship in the veterinary profession. Dora is an aficionado of good food and enjoys traveling, cycling, running, and scuba diving.

Dr. Patricia Burbano grew up in Carrollton, Texas. She graduated with her DVM and Undergraduate degrees from Texas A&M University. Following graduation, she joined a mixed-animal practice in Lockhart, Texas where she practiced for 5 years. In 2011 she followed her family to Denver, Colorado. There she joined Banfield Pet Hospital and served in multiple capacities as a practitioner and a people leader both at the hospital and market levels. Dr. Burbano has done an extensive amount of relief work and has experience in high volume spay/neuter. She joined Royal Canin in September of 2017. Royal Canin is an amazing fit! Dr. Burbano has always prioritized nutritional recommendations for her patients because of the vital role nutrition plays in the overall health of dogs and cats.

Dr. Jenny Grither is a University Scientific Services Veterinarian with Royal Canin. Her role at the company is now dedicated to building relationships with administration, faculty, staff and students at universities. Her number one goal at Royal Canin is to provide all students with tools and knowledge they need to provide nutritional recommendations for all cats and dogs. Dr. Grither is from St. Louis where she currently resides with her husband and two cats, Link and Bleu. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Truman State University in 2007 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of Missouri, Columbia in 2011. Prior to joining Royal Canin as a Scientific Services Veterinarian in June of 2014, she was in private practice for three years. Dr. Grither also does relief work locally when she isn’t spending time with her pets, family, and friends.

Marina, originally from Belarus and raised in Brooklyn, has been working in the veterinary field for over 15 years.  In 2009, she graduated from Mercy College with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology. Shortly after she began working with small animals as a Licensed Veterinary Technologist and showed special interest in dentistry, anesthesia, emergency, and critical care. Most recently, she has moved to the industry side of veterinary medicine.

Marina is enrolled in a Veterinary Technician Specialty program for Nutrition while working as a District Manager for Royal Canin Veterinary Diets in NYC. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Alex and geriatric chihuahua, Chico. She enjoys international travel, outdoor recreational activities, and yoga.  

Lisa, a Pennsylvania native, has been working in the Veterinary field for over 20 years. A Certified Veterinary Technician and graduate of Mt. Ida College with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2003. Her experience ranges from small animal, ruminants, research, emergency and critical care, and for the past 8 years has been on the industry side of veterinary medicine.

In addition to being a Royal Canin associate, she works as a CVT part-time to keep up with her skills. Lisa lives in Delaware County, PA with her husband Jeff, son Liam, daughter Paige and two ginger fur-babies Jelly and Fuzz. She enjoys spending time in the Poconos and the Delaware beaches with her family. 

Aimee Graves has a lifetime love of animals and over 25 years of professional veterinary industry experience. A Registered Veterinary Technician and graduate of Purdue University, Aimee has had a variety of experiences in her professional journey, including small animal medicine, emergency/ critical care, and working for an equine hospital in the heart of horse country, Lexington, KY. She has been a supporter of the next generation of veterinary technicians as an instructor and department chair for a veterinary technology program.

Aimee has been involved with the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association as a state representative and has been published in Veterinary Technician Journal. Earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, Aimee has over 15 years of veterinary sales experience including 8 years dedicated to pet nutrition. Most recently, she earned her Nutritional Coaching Certification from NAVC. She is a passionate and enthusiastic ambassador for pet health and nutrition.

Aimee resides in Northern Indiana with her husband Ryan and blended family that includes 2 sons, 2 daughters, 4 grandsons and cat Pixie. Attending basketball games and being involved with 4-H keeps her busy in her off hours. However, in her down time she enjoys being at the family cottage on Lake Tippecanoe, boating and swimming.

Brittney Lechner, originally from Indiana, has been a part of the veterinary industry for over 12 years now. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University in 2012 (Boiler up!) and has been a licensed veterinary technologist since 2011. She moved to San Diego back in 2014 and began her journey with Royal Canin at that time.

In addition to working for Royal Canin, she still works as an RVT part-time and is currently working to obtain her specialty in nutrition. She has experience in small and large animal medicine, research, and shelter medicine. Outside of work, she spends her time hiking, baking, and at the dog beach with her best mate, Ruben.

Maxine Curley is a Certified Veterinary Technician, who resides in Southern Minnesota. She has been a Royal Canin Veterinary District Manager since 2017. Her education includes degrees from Rochester Community and Technical College with an Associates in Veterinary Technology, graduating in 2007,  a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Equine Science and Animal Science from the University of Minnesota-Crookston, graduating in 2009.  Both during and after college, Maxine spent time working as a Veterinary Technician in practice, before moving into the animal nutrition industry. Prior to coming to Royal Canin, she held a position as a Livestock Production Specialist, which allowed her to work with national level show stock, young dairy, horses and small ruminant animal nutrition.

When not working, Maxine enjoys being with her family, which includes her husband Jared and two young sons, Beau and Bill. Also, she enjoys time with her own animals, showing and training Appaloosa horses as an independent amateur and tending to the family flock of sheep

Elizabeth, a Texas native, has been working in the veterinary field for over v20 years. She graduated Cedar Valley College’s Veterinary Technology Program in 2004 and the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2007. Elizabeth finished her Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2012 through St. Petersburg College. Her experience ranges from small animal to large animal, emergency and critical care, canine rehabilitation, adjunct instructor at three different veterinary technology programs, end of life care, research, canine reproduction, and most recently, she has moved over to the industry side of veterinary medicine.

Elizabeth has been published in several magazines, journals and books, including the NAVTA magazine, Veterinary Medicine Magazine, and the most recent edition of Career Choices for Veterinary Technicians. She has severed on many boards, including NAVTA and other state technician associations. Elizabeth won RVT of the Year award in Oklahoma in 2009 and CVT of the Year award in Colorado in 2014. She has been a part of the Royal Canin Team for 8 years, and is currently a Key Account Manager for Royal Canin Veterinary Diets. She resides in Dallas, TX with her husband Josh, daughter Nova, and fur-baby, Tron.