About VT Veterinary Technicians Association

The VVTA (formerly the VAVT) was incorporated on February 28, 2005. We are a 501 c6 non-profit organization. Our main goal is to provide exceptional continuing education for our members and be an integral part of the Vermont veterinary community. We provide community support via job fairs, spay neuter clinics, public events and disaster relief. Our organization consists of a mighty fiery few but we have been known to move mountains.


Hannah Curtin, CVT – VVTA President

Hannah graduated from Vermont Technical College and earned her CVT in 2012 after many academic and professional adventures in her early years.  She lives in Bethel with her husband Matt and their crew of high maintenance and special needs rescue cats.  Outside of caring for critters, Hannah enjoys cooking and long walks in the woods.  She works at Kedron Valley Vet Clinic in Woodstock, loves her job and is proud to be a member of the VVTA and its board.

Martha Rose – VVTA Vice President

Martha has been with The Butler Company, then Henry Schein for 30 years.  Prior to her career as a territory manager, she was a veterinary technician for 16 years in small animal and equine clinics.  She attended UNLV, Colorado State University and North Texas State University. She began her career with The Butler Company as an inside sales rep in 1988 in North Carolina and in 1990 became a Territory Manager for Vermont and New Hampshire.

Martha has been a member of the Vermont Veterinary Technician’s Association since 2000. She currently serves on the Vermont Veterinarian Technician School Advisory Board.

Martha is a life-long horsewoman and foxhunter.  She has been a member of the Masters of Foxhounds Association for 22 years and Joint-Master of the Orange County Harehounds since 2002.  She and her husband have a horse farm in New Hampshire and they kennel their hunting basset pack there.  An avid shooter, gardener and golfer she enjoys her New England winters, snowshoeing and hunting her hounds.

Christine Ryan, CVT – VVTA Secretary

Chris is a staff member of Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic.  Her father built the practice in 1973 after moving his family to Vermont from Pennsylvania. Quality time with her father growing up was going on farm calls and helping around the clinic. She started working for Petit Brook in September of 1988 after graduating from St. Michael’s College with a BA in Fine Arts. She serves in all capacities around the clinic and in 2005 passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam. She has a special interest in behavior.

Chris has been a member of the VVTA since its inception.

Chris lives in Georgia with her husband Rob, Spartacus Cat and an exuberant young corgi Aretha. She enjoys reading, has been a member of the Colchester Community Chorus for 35 years and sings at a church in Burlington regularly.

Karen Hart, CVPM, CCFP – VVTA Treasurer

Karen found her passion for veterinary medicine as a second career. She graduated from MIT in 2013 with a degree that is not relevant to her job as Practice Manager at Lamoille Valley Veterinary Services in Hyde Park. A Philadelphia native, she now lives in Essex Junction with her husband Matt and their three cats and three dogs. The limit was two but hey, what can you do? Karen became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2022 and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional in 2023. For fun, she enjoys roller skating, painting, old board games, and a good karaoke night. She is thrilled to join the VVTA board and hopes to make a positive difference for veterinary workers in Vermont.

Rachel Cerutti, CVT, KPA CTP – VVTA Certification Coordinator

Rachel graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2014 and works as a CVT at Lamoille Valley Veterinary Services in Hyde Park. Having always adopted the “reject”  dogs, she developed an interest in behavior and became a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner in 2021 and occasionally does private dog training. She is also Fear Free and Low Stress Handling Certified.

Though a Basset Hound lover and foster home for many years, she currently only has two coonhounds and a beagle: Bluetick, Whiskey, bloodhound/treeing walker, Temperance, and beagle Big Ounce (Bo or Bobo). She also has two cats, Calvin and Anastasia (Anya).  When not at work, she can usually be found curled up under many throw blankets, reading a good book.

Deb Glottmann, BS, CVT – VVTA Past President

Deb lives in Montpelier with a posse of Cavaliers — all ancient rescues from a Cavalier>special needs rescue. Solo & Khandi are 11 and her newest foster failure is named a 12 year old named Fred.  She also has the perfect kitty named Chase and its a secret how many chickens she has. Lastly she has a 20ish retired Amish Quarter Horse/Morgan cross named Charlie.  He eats and looks pretty for a living. Any day you can throw a saddle or a cart on him and he will do his job safely.

Deb has been a veterinary technician for thirty years. She has enjoyed large and small animal medicine. She likes emergency medicine & surgery a lot!  She enjoys exotics(especially big birds and iguanas.)  Deb serves as Cavalier Alliances Veterinary Liaison. She enjoys fostering and doing the lube oil and filter before they go to their new homes (usually) In total she is on foster cavalier #24.

Deb has been a member of the VVTA since 2003 and was formerly the president since 2005. She loves watching veterinary nurses develop and succeed at their craft.