Liz Hughston, MEd, RVT, LVT, CVT, VTS (SAIM, ECC)

Liz practices as a relief veterinary technician, trainer, and consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since her graduation from Foothill College’s Veterinary Technology program in 2006, Liz went on to become certified as a VTS in both Small Animal Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care in 2012. She has authored articles and textbook chapters and is a co-editor of Cannabis Therapy in Veterinary Medicine (Springer Nature) and the upcoming 2nd edition of the Small Animal Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses textbook (Wiley).

Liz is President of the National Veterinary Professionals Union (, Co-Founder of the Veterinary Cannabinoid Academy (, an Administrator of the Not One More Vet Support Staff group (, Credentialing Committee Co-Chair of the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (, and is a member of CVMA’s RVT Committee representing District IX.

Liz is an advocates’ advocate, dedicated to advancing veterinary technology, technicians, and assistants through training, mentorship, and support.

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