Darci Palmer, BS, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)


  • LVT (Licensed in WA since 2000)
  • VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) in 2006


  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science; Washington State University 1999

Current Professional Activities

  • Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine-Anesthesia Department
  • VSPN course instructor
  • VSPN board moderator (anesthesia, pain management)
  • Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA)
    *member since 2006
    *AVTA re-certification committee member
    *AVTA President-September 2012-present
  • Small Animal Anesthesia lecture series for ContinuEd 2011-2013
  • Authored a book chapter on airway management in Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
  • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) member since 2006
  • NAVTA member since 2000

Past Professional Activities

  • VSPN CE Member Services-Staff January 2008-August 2010
  • Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Anesthesia Department 2001-2006
  • Exclusive Equine Practice- 2000-2001
  • AVTA
    *President-elect September 2010-2012
    *Credentials Commitee chair 2008-2012

Martial Status

  • Married to Lee, a DVM and Diplomat ACVECC


  • Cody & Zach


  • Labrador Retriever named Gimli
  • Two cats named Dixie Cup and Emmy Lou
  • Quarter Horse named Chance


  • Horseback riding in the mountains, camping

Favorite Quote

  • There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art and knowledge. Friedrich Nietzsche

What I like Most About VSPN

  • I like the networking that occurs on the VSPN message boards. Veterinary medicine is an ever changing profession and being able to hear what others are doing all over the world helps you stay up to date on the current information.

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