Marisa Rhyne, BAS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Board of Specialty or Certification

  • AVECCT in 2006
  • AIMVT in 2009


  • AAS in veterinary technology from Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Tx in 1998
  • BAS in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL in 2008

Current professional activities

  • VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic, Dallas, TX (overnight ICU technician)
  • Texas Association of Registered Veterinary Techncians secretary since 2009
  • Member of Texas Veterinary Medical Association’s Technician Oversight Committee
  • VSPN moderator since 2011, forum boards; feline medicine, medicine, referral/specialty practice

Past Professional activities

  • Preston Road Animal Hospital Dallas, TX 1997
  • Emergency Animal Clinic, Inc. Dallas, TX 1997-2008 (not continuous)
  • Cat Hospital of Dallas Dallas, TX 1999-2001
  • Love Field Animal Hospital Dallas, TX 2001-2011 (not continuous)
  • North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic Carrollton, TX 2003
  • Veterinary Specialists of North Texas Dallas, TX 2008-2010
  • Emergency Animal Clinic of Collin County Plano, TX 2009
  • Animal Diagnostic Clinic Dallas, TX 2004- current
  • Published in Texas Veterinarian in October 2009
  • Published in Veterinary Technician magazine in December 2009


  • Texas Association of Registered Veterinary Technicians
  • National Associations of Veterinary Technicians in America
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
  • Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians
  • Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians


  • I have been married to my wonderful husband since September of 1999. Together we have two human children (Jason and Kayla), 2 feline children (Peanut, a dilute calico DSH and Walnut an orange tabby DSH) and 2 canine Golden children (Chestnut and Coconut).


  • Spending time with family, reading, watching movies and TV

What I like most about VSPN

  • What I enjoy most about VSPN is learning new ways to do things, whether it is a technical procedure or approach to a difficult situation. Everyone is also very supportive of each other and willing to share information to make this profession better.

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