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Barb Burri, MEd, MBA, CVT, LVT, CPDT-KA

I am currently from Southern New Hampshire. I am originally from NY and started out my life as an engineer. I have a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA. I always wanted to work with animals, my family and friends convinced me it would be too sad or gory. Years later, after working in Business Administration, Financial Analysis and Software Engineering, I went back to school at the New Hampshire Community Technical College to study Veterinary Technology. I am now a CVT/LVT in Maine and NH. I teach in the Vet Tech Program at Great Bay Community College. In my non-work life, I actively train my Labrador retrievers in obedience, rally, agility, conformation, therapy, barn hunt, nosework and field work. I'm a CGC evaluator for the AKC, and breeder/puppy contact for the Lab Club of Greater Boston and treasurer of Lab Rescue. I am also a World Cynosport Rally Judge, UKC Rally judge, ASCA Rally judge and CDSP Obedience judge. I share my life with my 2 Labradors; Elf and Merlin, and CCI Service Dog in Training, Geiger

Board Certification

  • LVT in Maine, CVT in New Hampshire

Education

  • AS in Engineering Science
  • BS in Civil Engineering from Union College (and almost a master's in Traffic engineering)
  • MBA in General Management from Syracuse University
  • Advanced certificate in Unix from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA
  • AS in Veterinary Technology from Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH where I am now Adjunct Faculty
  • Master's in Education in Distance Learning from Northeastern University

Current Professional Activities

  • Veterinary Information Network/Veterinary Support Personnel Network Staff
  • Member NHVTA
  • Breeder Puppy Contact, Obedience Chair, Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston
  • Treasurer, Labrador Retriever Rescue
  • CPDT-KA, Certified Professional Dog Trainer
  • WCRL, UKC, ASCA Rally Judge, CDSP Obedience Judge
  • Adjunct Faculty, Great Bay Community College Veterinary Technology Department
  • Rally, Obedience and Barn Hunt Trial Secretary

Past Professional Activities

  • Girl Scouts of the USA, Council Board Member, National Trainer, Council Trainer, Troop Leader
  • Treasurer, Labrador Life Line
  • President, Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston
  • Board Member, NHVTA

Marital Status

  • Widowed, no kids

Hobbies

  • Doing therapy dog work with Merlin training Elf in agility, obedience, tracking, nosework, barnhunt and rally, and trying to get Geiger to sit still.
  • Rabid knitter

Favorite Quote

  • "Good enough never is..."

What I like Most About VSPN

  • "The ability to access world class CE, and excellent information, 24 hours a day, in my pajamas if need be. "


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