President - Erin Spencer, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Erin Spencer welcomes future veterinary technicians to the field at Mount Ida College where she teaches the Introduction to Veterinary Technology course, among others. She also works with veterinary students as part of the HSVMA-RAVS program which provides free veterinary care to remote, underserved communities on Native Reservations throughout the western US. Erin has spent most of her career in ECC at hospitals in the greater Boston area. She earned her VTS in ECC in 2011. She also earned a Master's in Education in 2015. Erin has spoken both regionally and nationally on a variety of topics, including her favorite topics of pediatric and neonatal medicine.
Vice President - Betsy Hensley, CVT
Betsy Hensley is honored to have been elected to the MVTA executive board last year. She has been in the veterinary field for more than 20 years and is extremely proud to be a member of such a wonderful group of veterinary professionals. Betsy has been an active member of the MVTA for many years, and most recently held the office of Recording Secretary. She became certified in 2005, and spent 10 years of her career as the Technical Education Program Manager at IVG Hospitals, Inc. by Ethos Veterinary Health. At IVG Hospitals, Betsy created multiple CE events for veterinary technicians throughout New England. She also led the Symposium Team in organizing and planning the annual IVG Symposium, creating the Technician Track her first year on the team. In 2016, Betsy earned her Massachusetts DESE license in Veterinary Assisting, and has been teaching at the high school level since. Betsy is a member of NAVTA, attend CE annually and speak locally and regionally a variety of topics. She lives in Chelmsford, MA with her furred, feathered and two legged family.
Immediate Past President - Melissa J. Supernor, CVT, CFE, VTS (SAIM)
Melissa graduated from Becker College with an AS in Veterinary Technology in 1990, in 2000, she earned her degree in Psychology from Worcester State University. In 1988, she earned her CVT and in 2008, she earned her VTS in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Currently, Melissa is employed as the Hospital Manager at VCA Montgomery Road Animal Hospital. In 2013, Melissa started her own consultant company – Educational Advocates for the Veterinary Team (EdAVT). Her past work experience includes many different roles from specialty technician, clinical instructor and faculty in veterinary technician and veterinary assisting education, nutrition consultant and lecturer. She has been an active member of many different Veterinary Technician Associations, Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association (MVTA), National Association of Veterinary Technician of America (NAVTA), and The Academy of Internal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician (AIMVT).
Treasurer – Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Ed Carlson is the Treasurer of the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association, the New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association, and the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians. He is a Member at Large of the NAVTA Executive Board, a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and Association of Veterinary Technician Educators. Ed is the Technician Learning and Development Manager for Ethos Veterinary Health – East Region and VetBloom. He obtained a VTS (Nutrition) in 2014 and lectures frequently at local, regional, and national veterinary conferences on a variety of nutrition topics.
Corresponding Secretary – Christy Boris, CVT
Christy Boris has been in the field of veterinary medicine since 1991. She has also been on the MVTA Executive Council since 1994. During that time she initially held the position of Recording Secretary before moving to the position of Corresponding Secretary. She enjoys organizing the files and corresponding with her fellow technicians. She currently lives in Templeton, MA and work as a veterinary technician at the Gardner Animal Care Center in Gardner, MA. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, She worked at a small animal hospital in her home town of Keene, NH as an assistant hospital manager. She is also a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Christy is married and has two fur children: Simon Theodore Boris and Gideon Dillinger Boris. She likes anything athletic (especially trail running and ran her first 60 mile race in October of 2014) and is a hard core #3 Dale Earnhardt fan!
Recording Secretary – Robyn Townsend, CVT
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Julianne Evenhus, CVT, CFE - Committee Chair
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Jennifer Davis, CVT - Committee Chair
Jennifer is a mother of 2 grown boys and grandmother to a very active grandson. She has been volunteering for the MVTA for over 10 years and most likely has been the one that printed off your CVT certificate every year. She has worked at the Gardner Animal Care Center since graduating from Becker College in 1997. Jenn has many roles at her workplace, including dental tech, anesthesia nurse, helping high school and college interns explore their career goals and teach the practical side of the technician assistant course at Mount Wachusett Community College. She has 2 cats, Tiger Lily and Noodles, and tropical fish. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring local trails with her soul mate and taking pictures of their adventures. Her hobbies include playing street hockey in a local women's league as a goaltender, gardening, crafting and reading a great fantasy novel.
Gerry Martin, CVT - Committee Chair
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