Veterinary Career Accomplishments

Rebecca Rose, CVT, Bio

Rebecca Rose, CVT is the founder and president of CATALYST Veterinary Practice Consultants. She has over 30 years of engagement in the veterinary community: award-winning veterinary technician, practice manager at two AAHA-accredited animal hospitals, representative in the industry sector, author, coach, and facilitator at local, state, national and international educational gatherings.

She currently specializes in Coaching and Workshops customized for the individual, hospital or organization. She finds immense joy in creating these interactive programs to inspire veterinary team members to reach their highest potential. Her expertise is in veterinary team development, retention and wellbeing.


Highlights of Rebecca Rose’s extensive veterinary career accomplishments:

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  • 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

Noted Speaking Engagements

  • March 2019
    • Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Professional Development Track
    • Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, Power of Ten Practice Managers, Leading throughout your Day
  • Feb 2019
    • Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, Compassion First, Defining your Veterinary Team Culture
    • CSU Veterinary Student Career Summit, Evaluating your cover letter and resume’
    • Seattle Veterinary Specialists: BluePearl, Tacoma and Downtown; Evaluating your Client Service and Valuing Treatment Plans
    • Seattle Veterinary Specialists: BluePearl, Kirkland;  Difficult Client Conversations 
  • Dec 2018:
    • Veterinary Clinical Services, Yale University, Celebrating, Professionalism, Stressors and Relievers
  • Nov 2018:
    • Seattle Veterinary Specialists: BluePearl, Evaluating your Client Service and Valuing Treatment Plans
    • Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association Convention – Team Retention and Profitability
  • Oct 2018:
    • International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) conference
    • North Dakota Veterinary Technician Association Annual Conference
    • Vida Veterinary Clinic, The New Norm; Adapting during the phases of Morphing to Performing
    • The Feline Fix:  Values, Vision & Mission to ACTION! A Strategic Planning session
  • September 2018:
    • ColoVMA Convention:  CSU Veterinary Student Breakfast Forum; Limiting beliefs about Money
    • ColoVMA Convention:  Life Skills Workshop; Retaining and Attracting Quality Veterinary Team Members
    • Pacific Northwest Veterinary Convention (WSVMA):  Practice Management; Retaining and Attracting Quality Team Members.  Veterinary Technician Track; professionalism and self care topics.
  • July 2018:
    • Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative, AVMA, Speaker Communication and Trainer Program Facilitator
  • March 2018:
    • Co-presenter at Colorado Veterinary Medical Association’s BIG Idea Forum.  Building a Healthy Culture for Engagement, Growth and Success.
    • Western Veterinary Conference, NAVTA Track, Las Vegas, NV
  • February 2018:
    • Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, VetMed Matters Forum, Attracting and Retaining Quality Veterinary Team Members
    • Arizona Veterinary Health Care Team of Arizona, Certificate in Professionalism


  • 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 3rd Edition “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”
  • 2017-current: Veterinary Practice News (VPN) monthly column, “Veterinary Team Insights”

Work History

  • Varied past experience:
    • CVT, Town & Country Animal Hospital, Gunnison, CO and  Tomichi Pet Care Center, Gunnison, CO
    • Relief veterinary technician, Colorado
    • Veterinary Practice Manager, Parker Center Animal Clinic, Parker, CO and Town & Country Animal Hospital, Gunnison, CO
    • Field Educator, US Northwest Territory, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI/Nationwide)
    • 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

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