2023-2024 AVTE Officers
(current as of 1/29/24)

Jennifer Serling, CVT, RVT, BVSc, AAS
Appalachian State University
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VP / President-Elect
Tricia Gorham, MA, CVT
St. Petersburg College

Secretary / Treasurer
Stacey Benton, DVM, PhD
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Veterinary Technology Program

Immediate Past President
Paula Kirkwood, DVM
St. Lawrence College (retired)


Heather Laurie, RVT, BA (ADED)
Red River College

Rebecca Newman, AAS, BA, Psy.M, CVT
Appalachian State University

Lori Parsons, DVM
Dalhousie University

Amy Staton, Ed.D, LVT
Morehead State University

Teresa Stefan, LVT
Pima Medical Institute - Seattle

Mandy Zachgo, LVT
Texas A&M, Penn Foster, Blinn College

Non-Voting Ex-Officio

Todd Von Deak, MBA, CAE
Executive Director
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To reach a member of the Board, please email Todd Von Deak, AVTE's Executive Director

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