Veterinary Career Accomplishments

Rebecca Rose, CVT, Bio

Rebecca Rose, CVT, Founder and President has over 30 years of experience in the veterinary industry in a variety of positions. She has managed veterinary hospitals, worked as a credentialed veterinary technician in a mixed animal practice and was 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:

Here is her complete Curriculum Vitae (CV) in PDF format


  • 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
  • 2007-2014: Facilitator, Colorado State University Ram Orientation Leadership Experience
  • 2009-2012: Presents “Career Choices for Veterinary Technicians” to multiple associations including Pacific Veterinary Association, California Veterinary Medical Association in San Francisco, CA, and Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas
  • 2014: Presenter, Western Veterinary Conference, American Veterinary Medical Association, Colorado State University students
  • 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 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 round table event at ColoVMA
  • 2016-present: 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.
  • 2017: Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association
  • August 2017: Keynote Speaker, Oklahoma State University, Orientation and Leadership Experience
  • February 2018: Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, VetMed Matters Forum, Attracting and Retaining Quality Veterinary Team Members.
  • March 2018: WVC, NAVTA Track, Las Vegas
  • March 2018: Co-presenter at Colorado Veterinary Medical Association’s BIG Idea Forum.  Building a Healthy Culture for Engagement, Growth and Success.


  • 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”

Current Professional Associations and Positions held

  • Veterinary Hospital Managers Association
  • Colorado Veterinary Hospital Managers Group
  • Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
  • Arizona Veterinary Medical Association – Veterinary Health Care Team of Arizona
  • Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT)
    • …..1997-2000: Continuing Education (CE) Committee Chair
    • …..2001-2003: CACVT President, executive board
  • 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
  • AAVMC Veterinary Wellness Cooperative, Veterinary Technician Representative
  • International Association of Animal and Hospice Care (IAAHPC) Advisory Board Member
  • Current: Rocky Mountain Veterinary Professionals

Past Associations

  • 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 Recognition

  • 2002: ColoVMA Veterinary Technician of the Year

    2018 NAVTA presidents award

  • 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