Jody Nugent-Deal, RVT, VTS (Anesthesia, CP-Exotics)


  • AS in Veterinary Technology, 1998, Yuba Community College, Marysville, CA

Current Professional Activities

  • Head technician for the Small Animal Anesthesia Department, UC Davis, VMTH, 2009 to present
  • Founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice (AVTCP) - Exotic Companion Animal group
  • Appeals committee chair for the AVTCP 2013
  • Executive secretary for the AVTCP since 2012
  • VTS certification in anesthesia, 2009
    Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists Credentials Committee 2010 to present
  • Lecturing throughout the United States and Canada on topics in exotic animal medicine/anesthesia and canine/feline anesthesia since 2000
  • Registered in California (RVT) since 1998
  • NAVTA member

Past Professional Activities

  • Exotic animal technician in the Companion Avian and Exotic Medicine and Surgery Service, UC Davis, VMTH, 1999 to 2009
  • Adjunct professor, Yuba College Veterinary Technology Program
  • Featured on the cover of Veterinary Technician Journal, 2004
  • Published multiple articles on exotic animal medicine, Veterinary Technician Journal and


  • Two black labs named Dylan and Forrest, two cats Lily and Spaz, and one Meyer’s Parrot named Ruffles


  • Running, cycling, traveling to anywhere that has an ocean. I am currently training for a triathlon.

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777 West Covell Blvd, Davis, CA 95616

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