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.
Deb Glottmann, BS, CVT VVTA 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 alot! 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 she has been President since 2005. She loves watching veterinary nurses develop and succeed at their craft.
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.
Sarah LaCroix, CVT VVTA Secretary
Sarah graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2013 and has been working as a technician in the Upper Valley ever since. She is currently employed at Veremedy Pet Hospital in White River Junction and occasionally in the Woodstock location. She and her husband, Chris, live next to his nursery in Thetford. Sometimes you might find her there pruning plants, when she is not crocheting with her two cats, Briggs and Xena. Sarah is also a volunteer on the Upper Valley Disaster Animal Relief Team, which provides assistance to local towns in setting up temporary shelters and caring for pets during any disasters.
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.
Hannah Curtin, CVT VVTA Treasurer
Elizabeth Richard, CVT VVTA Certification Coordinator
Elizabeth graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2014 and works as a CVT in Woodstock, VT. She joined the VVTA board in 2019 as Certification Coordinator. She lives in Bridgewater with her partner, Sean; dog, Riley; cat, Princess; and ferret, Alice. Outside of the veterinary world, Elizabeth loves hiking and swimming with her dog and belly dancing.