Veterinary Technicians act as the pet nurses in the animal medical field. Their many jobs may include, but are not limited to: preparing an animal for surgical procedures; performing anesthesia and monitoring; drawing blood for various tests; giving vaccines and educating clients under the care of the Veterinarian.
An LVT must complete a veterinary technician program from an accredited school, as well as pass a national exam at the end of their training. Once they have completed their training program, continuing education is required to keep members current with changing medical procedures. Veterinary Technicians are required to work under the supervision of a Veterinarian; this allows the doctor more one-on-one time to spend with their patients and clients in order to answer any important questions. LVTs allow our doctors to be able to keep their focus on their patient’s treatment and care without sacrificing valuable time.
We are proud of our dedicated staff and the experience they have gained in the veterinary field. It is because of them that our doctors are able to provide the excellent care that our client’s have come to expect. Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians here at Salty Paws Veterinary Hospital are caring, compassionate team members that are vital to our hospital. We would like you to be able to get to know the LVTs we have brought together here at our hospital.
Mariah, LVT Fear Free Certified
Mariah joined Salty Paws Veterinary Hospital as a volunteer in August 2004 and since then has graduated with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Blue Ridge Community College. Mariah has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since May 2009 and enjoys working in general practice and emergency. She currently has 1 dog named Pirate . When she is not working she enjoys Aerial Lyra and silk Dancing, and spending time with her family and her dog.
Chloe, LVT Fear Free Certified
Chloe moved to Virginia from England in 2011. She joined the Salty Paws team in February 2012. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from San Juan Community College in 2016 and obtained her license in the same year. She has a keen interest in animal behavior and plans to take her interest one step further by obtaining her certification as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in the field of behavior. Chloe became Fear Free certified in 2017 and is the Fear Free leader for Salty Paws.
Chloe shares her home with her family including her Dalmatian and parrots.
Tatum, LVT Fear Free Certified
Tatum started in the veterinary field in 1995 at the age of 18. She graduated from LVT school in spring of 2006. Her household includes her 2 bulldogs, 2 Chihuahuas, and 3 cats. Outside of Salty Paws she enjoys spending time with her family and taking care of animals.