Ophthalmology with Donna Averill

The Vet Tech’s Journey Around the Globe:
Ophthalmology in the Technician Sphere

When: April 27, 2024

Where: Capital Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, Montpelier, VT

Check in starts at 8am, Lecture at 9am

w/ Donna Averill, LVT, VTS

A native of Rhode Island, Donna began her career as a licensed veterinary technician in 1981 after graduating from Newbury College in Boston, Massachusetts.  She started her journey in the field of Ophthalmology in Cheshire, Connecticut in 1991.

Donna moved to Michigan in 2000 and began working as the ophthalmology nurse at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the Veterinary Medical Center. She attained her VTS in ophthalmology in 2016

The two things she is most passionate about are working with pets and their owners and passing on the knowledge she has attained over the years by teaching veterinary and veterinary nursing students.

Donna has served on the executive board of the Veterinary Ophthalmic Technician Society as president, vice president, and credentials committee chair. She has also served as President for the Academy of Veterinary Ophthalmic Technicians and was instrumental in helping this academy become the 13 th specialty academy under NAVTA’s guidance.

Topics include:

The basic ophthalmic exam the technician can do

Cataracts and how to prepare your clients for cataract surgery and referral

Common mistakes made in the ophthalmology arena

Tips, tricks, and gadgets used in an ophthalmology practice…where to get items and cost

Ophthalmic emergencies…..

Why won’t that corneal ulcer heal?

Registration for 6 CE Credits

(Contents currently under review for RACE approval)

Lecture begins promptly at 9:00 AM

Early Bird – Before March 31, 2024

VVTA Member $145                                 Non-VVTA Member $190

After March 31 Registration Fee is

    VVTA Member $190                              Non-VVTA Member $235

*** Must be a VVTA member for 6 months before receiving VVTA member discount. ***


***********REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 19, 2024***********

Refund Policy

After April 20 $50.00 refund



Register online here:

To register by mail:

Click here for the printable registration form
Send registration and invoice request to vvtacertification@gmail.com
Make check payable to:
Vermont Veterinary Technician Association (VVTA)
VVTA c/o Rachel Cerutti
P.O. Box 24 Woodbury, VT 05681

Hannah Curtin vvtapresident@gmail.com
Rachel Cerutti  vvtacertification@gmail.com