Veterinary Career Accomplishments

Rebecca Rose, CVT, Bio

Rebecca Rose, CVT, Founder, President, and Lead Consultant for CATALYST Veterinary Practice Consultants, has 30 years of experience in the veterinary industry in a variety of positions. She has managed veterinary hospitals, has worked as a credentialed veterinary technician in a mixed animal practice and also as a relief technician within Colorado. This allows her to bring a multi-faceted, in the trenches perspective. She has a lively personality balanced with down-to-earth viewpoints based on real-world experiences. In addition to leading workshops, Rebecca provides individual consulting to owners, veterinarians, practice managers and veterinary team members. She focuses on veterinary team development, retention and teams living well.


Highlights of Rebecca Rose’s extensive veterinary career accomplishments:

1987: A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO
1987: Becomes certified in the state of Colorado through the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT), which she currently maintains

Work history
1987-1999: CVT, Town & Country Animal Hospital, Gunnison, CO
2000: Relief veterinary technician, Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado
2001: Creates company “Gypsy Rose, CVT” provides relief veterinary technician services throughout Colorado
2002: Veterinary Practice Manager, Parker Center Animal Clinic, Parker, CO
2003: CVT, Tomichi Pet Care Center, Gunnison, CO
2004: Field Educator, US Northwest Territory, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)
2005: Veterinary Practice Manager, Town & Country Animal Hospital, Gunnison, CO
2007: Coordinator and instructor for the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
2010-present: Veterinary Support Personnel Network Educator
2013-present: Founder and President, CATALYST Veterinary Practice Consultants
2015-present: Speaker for BI Tech Champions Team

Noted Speaking Engagements
2004: Keynote speaker, CVC Conference, Kansas City
2007: Facilitator, Colorado State University Ram Orientation Leadership Experience
2009: Presents “Career Choices for Veterinary Technicians” at multiple associations
2012: Presents “Career Choices for Veterinary Technicians” to Pacific Veterinary Association, California Veterinary Medical Association in San Francisco, CA, Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas
2014: Presenter, Western Veterinary Conference, American Veterinary Medical Association, Colorado State University students
2014: Collaborates with VSPN on classes
2014: Participates in Merial’s video series created by North American Veterinary Community (NAVC), offered on VetFolio
2015: Facilitates Strategic Plan with the Leaders of the Big Sky Veterinary Technician Association, Helena, MT
2015: Presenter, NAVC, WVC, American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) conventions
2015: Presenter, Ontario Veterinary Technician Association
2016: Creates and gives 3 webinars, Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative
2016: Presents at NAVC, MontanaVMA, AVMA, Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC), veterinary students in Aimes, Iowa during the SAVMA Symposium, Veterinary Wellness Summit at CSU and engages in roundtable event at ColoVMA
2016: Creates and presents a Certificate Program in Professionalism, in conjunction with Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Healthcare Team of Arizona. Continues to offer the Certificate Program in Arizona, engaging with over 80 veterinary teams.

2002: “The Relief Veterinary Technician’s Manual” co-authored with Carin Smith, DVM
2003: Chapter in Elsevier’s “Principles and Practices of Veterinary Technology, 2nd Edition”
2009, 2013 updated: Book “Career Choices for Veterinary Technicians: Opportunities for Animal Lovers,” published by AAHA
2011: Contributes 1st and 2nd chapters to Elsevier’s “Principles and Practices of Veterinary Technology“
2014: “VetTeamCoach” created with Dr. Richard Nap
2015: Creates Employee Handbooks for several clinics

2017: Contributing author in AAHA’s “Guide to Veterinary Practice Team Wellbeing”

Professional Associations and Positions held
Current: Veterinary Hospital Managers Association
Current: Colorado Veterinary Hospital Managers Group
Current: Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
Current: Arizona Veterinary Medical Association – Veterinary Health Care Team of Arizona
1987-current: Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT)
…..1997-2000: Continuing Education (CE) Committee Chair
…..2001-2003: CACVT President, executive board
2000-current: National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA)
…..2005-2007: Corresponding Secretary, board of directors
…..2005-2010: Member, Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties
…..2015-2017: President, board of directors
2004-2008: Gunnison Valley Animal Welfare League, with a focus on fundraising and a facility consultant
2006-2011: Only veterinary technician serving on the Iams Pet Wellness Council
2011: Secretary, executive board of Divine Feline
2012: Local coalition coordinator for Association of Veterinary Technician Educators Symposium
2013: Served on Committee on Small Animal Dentistry for Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine
2013: Served as Advanced Training Consultant for AAHA
2014-2017: Co-Chair for the Organizing Committee of The Academy of Veterinary Technician Specialties in Education

Awards and Recognitions
2002: ColoVMA Veterinary Technician of the Year
2008: Featured cover story in Veterinary Technician Journal
2011: ColoVMA Industry Partner of the Year Award
2013: Valuable Contribution Award from the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators
2016: Arizona Veterinary Medical Association & Veterinary Health Care Team, Assn of Veterinary Medical Executives, Best in Business Award, recognized as key contributor in concept, design and presentation

2017: NAVTA President’s Award from Mary Berg, RVT, VTS (Dentistry); President 2015-2017