President - Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Ed Carlson is the Director of Technician Learning and Development for Ethos Veterinary Health and VetBloom. He has served on multiple NAVTA committees and is the 2020 President-Elect. He is also the Treasurer of the New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association and the Treasurer of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians.  He obtained a VTS (Nutrition) in 2014 and lectures frequently at local, regional, and national veterinary conferences on a variety of nutrition topics. Ed was also the recipient of the NAVTA 2019 Technician of the Year award.



Past President - Betsy Hensley, CVT

Betsy Hensley is honored to serve as President of the MVTA.  She has been in the veterinary field for more than 25 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 Vice President.  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.  In 2016, Betsy earned her Massachusetts DESE license in Animal Science and has been teaching at the high school level ever since.  She is currently the Department Head of the Veterinary Assisting Program at Worcester Technical High School where she works with both Veterinary Assisting Students and Veterinary Students from Tufts University.  Betsy is a member of NAVTA, attends CE annually, and speaks locally and regionally on a variety of topics.  She lives in Chelmsford, MA with her furred, feathered, and two-legged family members. 


Vice President – Annmarie Morawiak, CVT

Annmarie obtained her bachelor’s degree at Mount Ida College in 2010 and has been working in the veterinary technology field for over 12 years.  She has worked in emergency and critical care, ophthalmology, dermatology, and anesthesia. Annmarie has most recently made the transition to academia as an adjunct instructor at Mount Ida College. She has been a certified veterinary technician since April 2012. Annmarie is currently enrolled in graduate school for masters of education. She has an 8-year-old Labrador mix named Jackson and is an avid Bruins fan.


Treasurer - Amanda Brown, CVT

Amanda has a bachelor of business management from Newbury College, as well as her bachelor of science in veterinary technology from Mount Ida College.  Amanda began her veterinary technician career in 2009.  Starting in a large, fast paced general practice, gaining experience, while studying to get her bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology.  Soon after graduation realizing the need for more information and growth, she decided to transfer into specialty medicine and started working for Ethos Veterinary Health in specialty medicine.  Her love of specialty medicine and the amount of knowledge and skill it had brought had carried her to Boston West Emergency and Specialty Hospital, where she was the Technician learning and development specialist.  As with any career, when the opportunity for growth arises, we take a leap, and that has brought Amanda to where she is today as part of the practice management team at Slade Veterinary Hospital Inc.

In her spare time, she loves anything related to the outdoors, especially hiking, and spending time with er family including her dog, Cinder. 

Corresponding Secretary – Jessica Boyle, CVT, VTS (SAIM)

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Recording Secretary – Kate Yarymowicz, CVT

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Jennifer Davis, CVT - Newsletter Committee Chair

Jennifer is a mother of 2 grown boys and a grandmother to a very active grandson. She has been volunteering for the MVTA since 2004 and most likely has been the one that printed off your CVT certificate every year before we went digital. 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, and helping high school and college interns explore their career goals. She has also recently become an adjunct professor at Mount Wachusett Community College for the Veterinary Technician program and is loving it.

She has one crazy cat named Noodles and has tropical fish. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring local trails with her soul mate and taking pictures of their adventures. Her other hobbies include gardening, painting, sewing, needle felting, and reading a great fantasy novel.



Erin Spencer, CVT, VTS (ECC) - Legislation Committee Chair

Erin Spencer is the owner of Brown Dog Veterinary Solutions, LLC which provides consulting services on team utilization and training in areas such as RECOVER CPR. She also works with veterinary and veterinary technology 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, and has authored journal articles and a book chapter. Erin is a former president of the MVTA and the Immediate Past President of NAVTA