VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Anesthesia/Analgesia

Associate Editor

Christopher Norkus

Christopher Norkus

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) Emergency Medicine, 2018
  • American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Anesthesia and Analgesia, 2015

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, 2015


  • Residency in Anesthesia and Analgesia, Kansas State University, 2015
  • Residency in Emergency Medicine/Critical Care, Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty, 2018
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, 2012
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science, UMass-Amherst, 2004
  • Certified Veterinary Technician, MVTA, 2003
  • Veterinary Technician Specialty, AVTAA, 2007
  • Veterinary Technician Specialty, AVECCT, 2006

Current Professional Activities

  • Small animal referral/specialty practice in West Hartford CT
  • Author of Veterinary Technician's Manual for Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care
  • ACVAA/AVTAA Liaison (2018–2021)
  • Active member of AVECCT and AVTAA (veterinary technician specialties)


  • Cooking
  • Yoga
  • Aikido
  • Cars
  • Traveling
  • Reading

Favorite Quotes

"Some are born great...
Some achieve greatness...
Some have greatness thrust upon them...
and then... there are others... " —Harvie Krumpet

"Try to realize it's all within yourself
No-one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small,
And life flows on within you and without you." —George Harrison

"And, in the end, the love you take
is equal to the love you make." —Abbey Road

What I Like Most About VIN

I’ve always loved sharing knowledge (aka teaching) and helping others. Being a VIN consultant is one way I can give back to the veterinary community.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

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