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Brenda K. Feller, RVT, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia)

Licensure

  • CVT (Illinois & Florida)
  • RVT (Indiana)
  • VTS (Anesthesia) in 2008
  • Previously licensed in Michigan

Education

  • Graduate of Michigan State University's Animal Technology Program 1976

Current Professional Activities

  • CVT in the surgery department of Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida in Naples, Florida
  • VSPN message board moderator; co-instructor for anesthesia courses and the professionalism course
  • AVTA (Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists) member
  • IVAPM (International Academy of Pain Management) member
  • VECCS (Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society) member
  • NAVTA member
  • FVTA member
  • Published article in Veterinary Technician (Sept. 2007) "How to Make the Most of Continuing Education, co-authored with Charlotte Waack.

Past Professional Activities

  • 2010 CE Educator of the Year at Western Veterinary Conference
  • Retired from the surgery department of Indiana Veterinary Specialists after 6 years in 2009. While working there I had the opportunity to be the Project Administrator for two independent drug trials.
  • Volunteered at a spay/neuter clinic and a local shelter for over 15 years and served on their Board of Directors
  • Published in the IVAPM and IVTA Newsletter
  • Visit nursing homes with my dog
  • Narrated at the Indiana State Fair during spay/neuter demonstrations

Marital Status

  • I have been married to my husband Doug for over 3 decades and have 3 grown (yikes!) children and one son-in-law

Pets

  • We live with 2 terrier mix dogs, Herriot and Maggie. Herriot came from the Humane Society as a puppy. She has her Canine Good Citizen which enables us to visit classrooms and nursing homes together. Maggie came into our life via my former clinic complete with a broken pelvis. As my husband likes to say, "The owners couldn't afford the surgery so Brenda did."

Hobbies

  • I enjoy reading factual non-fiction books and anything to do with veterinary medicine, going to CE, exercising and traveling.
  • Adjusting to the 'retired' lifestyle in Florida

Favorite Quote

  • I have many favorite quotes, here is but one of them:
    "A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt.
    I like this quote because I tend to see a problem and tackle it head on. I always told my children to never make a decision based on fear of the unknown and I try to live that way.

The Veterinary Profession

  • One of the facets of veterinary medicine that I love is that you constantly grow, learning is a life long experience. It has been a joy to see how veterinary medicine has changed over the years.

What I like Most About VSPN

  • I have been involved with VSPN for over a decade. I love the networking and being able to learn from experts in the field. Learning is my passion and VSPN is there to stimulate me every day.


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