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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 CE as well as providing on-demand resources for both CE and non CE content. These opportunities will be available 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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On-Demand Resources - RACE Approved for CE Credit

Every Meal Counts! Simple Tools for Tough Cases: A Dermatologist Panel Discussion

  • Moderated by: Dr. Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, DACVD
  • Speakers: Dr. Jeanne Budgin, DVM, DACVD, Dr. Allison Kirby, DVM, DACVD, & Dr. Jennifer Schissler, DVM, MS, DACVD
  • RACE-approved for 1.5 CEU
  • Hosted by DVM 360, Sponsored by Royal Canin
  • Registration Now

AVMA Inclusion & Diversity Webinar Series – Sponsored by Royal Canin (1hr CE ea.)

Royal Canin Academy

Building THE Reference in Health Nutrition. Online training and product discounts for the entire hospital

  • Royal Canin Continuing Education courses will also be hosted by the Royal Canin Academy. (RACE Approved)
  • Series of “Targeted Therapeutic Nutrition” courses available
Accessing The Royal Canin Academy - https://www.my.royalcanin.com

To take advantage of this great opportunity, members of the hospital staff need to register as an individual user on the Royal Canin site (my.royalcanin.com). Employees can now register themselves for their own account. If you are experiencing issues or need assistance while registering, you may contact your Royal Canin District Mananger, or call the Royal Canin Order Service Department at 888-213-4486. Once registration is complete, follow the instructions provided to you in order to access the Royal Canin Academy.

On-Demand Resources - Not for CE Credit

VET TALK WITH ROYAL CANIN – A series of podcasts that address an array of topics for veterinarians and veterinary clinics.

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Vet Focus Webinar

CE Guide

All times in Central Standard Time

Date Day Time Course
2/24/2021 Wednesday 6-7pm Gastrointestinal Disease: the science and beyond (1hr CE)
Sophia Avgeris DVM, DACVIM
2/24/2021 Wednesday 7-8:30pm Nutritional Management of Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Dogs and Cats (1.5hr CE)
Doug Yanik, DVM
2/24/2021 Wednesday 8-9pm Role of dietary phosphorus in feline renal health and in management of CKD (1.5hr CE)
Stacie Summers, DVM, DACVIM
2/25/2021 Thursday 7-8pm Brachycephalic Anesthesia
Rebecca Salazar DVM, DACVAA (1hr CE)
2/27/2021 Saturday 8:35-9:35 am AARV: How to Choose Joint Supplements
Leilani Alvarez DVM DACVSMR (1 hr CE)
2/27/2021 Saturday 10:10-11:10 am AARV: Strategies for Healthy and Successful Weight Loss
Anne Ward DVM (1.5 hr CE)
2/27/2021 Saturday 12-1pm AARV: 14 is the new 12: Keeping the Older, Arthritic Patient Young and Mobile
Evelyn Orenbuch DVM, DACVSMR, CAVCA (1hr CE)
2/27/2021 Saturday 2:50-3:50 pm AARV: Lifetime Management of Hip Dysplasia
Julia Tomlinson BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVS, CCRP, CVSMT, DACVSMR (1hr CE)
3/2/2021 Tuesday 12pm-1pm Nutritional Management of Feline Chronic Enteropathy
John Rossi, VMD, M.Be (1 hr CE)
3/3/2021 Wednesday 2pm-3pm Nutritional Management of Renal Disease
Anne Ward, DVM (1 hr CE)
3/3/2021 Wednesday 6-7pm Nutritional Management of Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Doug Yanik, DVM (1.5 hr CE)
3/4/2021 Thursday 5-6pm Top Ten Feline Nutrition Tips
Veronica L. Whiteside, DVM (1.5 hr CE)
3/8/2021 Monday 2-3pm Nutritional Management of Renal Disease
Adrienne Bautista, DVM, PhD, DABVT (1 hr CE)
3/8/2021 Monday 7-8pm "Nutritional Truths"
Shana Schmitt, DVM (1 hr CE)
3/9/2021 Tuesday 12-1pm Beyond Bland: Nutritional Management of Gastroenteritis and Pancreatitis
Jennifer Scata DVM,CCRT (1 hr CE)
3/10/2021 Wednesday 12-1pm Effect of breed on feeding behavior and nutrient assimilation
Erin Hatcher DVM (1 hr CE)
3/11/2021 Thursday 1-2pm Gastrointestinal Disease: the science and beyond
Sophia Avgeris DVM, DACVIM (1 hr CE)
3/15/2021 Monday 12-1pm Nutritional Management of Renal Disease
Adrienne Bautista, DVM, PhD, DABVT (1 hr CE)
3/15/2021 Monday 8-9:30pm Introduction to Feline Ultrasound: Scanning the Feline Urinary Tract System
Dr. Jennifer Babineaux, DVM, DABVP (Feline) (1.5 hr CE)
3/16/2021 Tuesday 12-1pm The Expanding Role of Nutrition in the Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders
John Rossi, VMD, M.Be. (1.5 hr CE)
3/16/2021 Wednesday 5-6pm A Step by Step Approach to Canine and Feline Weight Loss
Veronica L. Whiteside, DVM (1 hr CE)
3/18/2021 Thursday 12-1pm "Effect of breed on feeding behavior and nutrient assimilation
Erin Hatcher DVM (1 hr CE)
3/23/2021 Tuesday 11am-12pm Beyond Bland: Nutritional Management of Gastroenteritis and Pancreatitis
Jennifer Scata DVM, CCRT (1 hr CE)
3/23/2021 Tuesday 1-2pm Effect of Breed on Feeding Behavior and Nutrient Assimilation
Dr. Beverly Wilkinson, DVM (1 hr CE)
3/23/2021 Tuesday 7-8pm Balancing Act: Protein, Fat and Carbs in Cats
Shana Schmitt, DVM (1 hr CE)
3/24/2021 Thursday 11am-12pm "What's the Best Food?” Talking to Clients about Nutritional Adequacy
Debbie Linder, DVM, MS, DACVN (1 hr CE)
3/24/2021 Wednesday 1-2pm Nutritional Management of Renal Disease, Adrienne Bautista
DVM, PhD, DABVT (1 hr CE)
3/24/2021 Thursday 6-7pm Nutritional Management of Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Doug Yanik, DVM (1.5hr CE)
3/25/2021 Thursday 1-2pm Effect of Breed on Feeding Behavior and Nutrient Assimilation
Dr. Beverly Wilkinson, DVM (1 hr CE)
3/30/2021 Tuesday 11am-12pm Neonates, Nutrition and Caregivers
Jennifer Scata DVM, CCRT (1 hr CE)
3/30/2021 Tuesday 6-7pm What's the Best Food? Talking to Clients about Nutritional Adequacy
Debbie Linder, DVM, MS, DACVN (1 hr CE)
 

AARV ANNUAL MEETING

Looking for a great day of rehabilitation focused education? Please use the link here to attend the annual AARV meeting. Grant presentations, Student Award Winner Announcement as well as the Nutrition for Working Dogs presentation will be available with this link only. Attendees may log on and off throughout the day. RACE approved CE presentations will have their own separate links for RACE tracking purposes (see schedule above)

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
2/24/2021 Wednesday 12-1pm Feline Dermatology
Marina Fridman, LVT
3/4/2021 Thursday 1-2pm Vital Support Innovations
Marina Fridman, LVT
3/8/2021 Monday 11:30am Deconstructing the Product Guide
Lisa Howser, BS, CVT
3/9/2021 Tuesday 12:30pm Ultamino Food Trials
Maxine Curley, BS, CVT
3/16/2021 Tuesday 12:30pm Royal Canin Feline Fiber Response
Maxine Curley, BS, CVT
3/18/2021 Thursday 12pm Gastrointestinal Health
Marina Fridman, LVT
3/22/2021 Monday 11:30am Deconstructing the Product Guide
Lisa Howser, BS, CVT
3/23/2021 Tuesday 12:30pm Royal Canin RVP - Renal Diets
Maxine Curley, BS, CVT
3/24/2021 Wednesday 2pm Royal Canin Hematuria Detection technology by BluCare
Maxine Curley, BS, CVT
3/25/2021 Thursday 1pm ICU: When Care is Critical
Marina Fridman, LVT
3/30/2021 Tuesday 12:30pm Royal Canin RVP – Advanced Mobility Support
Maxine Curley, BS, CVT

Course Descriptions

In this webinar we will discuss what macronutrients are and why they are important, how macronutrient levels impact diets, and how adjusting macronutrient levels can be used in disease management. Finally, will address certain "macronutrient myths" regarding protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake in cats.

  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.

Erin Hatcher

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. Anne Ward

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. John Rossi

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. Shana Schmitt

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. Jenn Scata

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. Leslie Estelle

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.

Avi Deshmukh

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.

Dr. Staci Scolavino

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. Beverly Wilkinson

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.

Dr. Doug Yanik

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 resides in Columbus, OH where she enjoys spending time with friends, good food, movies and reading in her spare time. Luckily, she also enjoys walking/hiking and occasional biking.

Veronica Whiteside DVM

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.

Doraica Aponte

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. Patricia Burbano

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.

Dr. Jenny Grither

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.  

Marina Fridman

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. 

lisa howser

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.

aimee graves

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.

brittney lechner

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

maxine curley

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.

elizabeth reed