Guidelines Contributors

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Natalie Boursiquot, BS, RVT
CVCA, Cardiac Care for Pets, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Heather Prendergast, RVT, CVPM, SPHR
Synergie Consulting, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Leslie Boudreau, RVTg, CVPM, PHR, PHRca, SPHR
Animal Hospital of Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, California

Stephen Niño Cital, RVT, SRA, RLAT, CVPP, VTS (LAM-Res. Anesthesia)
Stanford University, Remedy Veterinary Specialists, San Jose, California

Alyssa Mages, BSc, CVT
Empowering Veterinary Teams®, nurtur, MentorVet Tech at MentorVet, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jamie Rauscher, LVT
National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

Cherice Roth, DVM, MS
Roth Consulting Services, Boring, Oregon

Mark Thompson, DVM, MBA, CCRP
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Shannon T. Thompson, RVT
Vet Tech Plus, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC) (SAIM)
Veterinary Emergency Group, White Plains, New York

Contributing Reviewers

Harold Davis, BA, RVT, VTS (ECC) (Anesthesia and Analgesia)
Emergency and Critical Care Service, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of California, Davis, California

Tasha McNerney, BS, CVT, CVPP, VTS (Anesthesia)
Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds, Glenside, Pennsylvania

Bonnie Price, DVM, MPH
Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee

Conflict of interest statement

The authors whose names are listed immediately below report the following details of affiliation or involvement in an organization or entity with a financial or nonfinancial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in this manuscript.

  1. Heather Prendergast is the CEO of Synergie Consulting.
  2. Alyssa Mages is the cofounder and CVO of Empowering Veterinary Teams, LLC.
  3. Mark Thompson is a member of the AAHA Board of Directors.

AAHA gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our task force facilitator, Mia Cary, DVM (she/her), of Cary Consulting, and developmental editor, Roxanne Hawn, in the preparation of these guidelines.

†Natalie Boursiquot and Heather Prendergast are the cochairs of the AAHA Technician Utilization Guidelines.

Correspondence: [email protected]

The 2023 AAHA Technician Utilization Guidelines are generously supported by CareCredit, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and IDEXX.

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