Veterinary Career Accomplishments

Rebecca Rose, CVT, Bio

Rebecca Rose, CVT is the founder and president of CATALYST Veterinary Professional Coaches. She has over 30 years of engagement in the veterinary community; an 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 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 professional development, retention and wellbeing.

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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: Certified Veterinary Technician – through the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT), current
  • 2019: Certified Career Coach, CCC – through International Association of Professions Career College, current

Sample of Recent Noted Speaking Engagements

  • November 2019
    • Laurel Veterinary Clinic
      • Create a Professional Team Mantra
    • AVMA Veterinary Wellbeing Summit
      • Buck Naked Vulnerability; It’s better than OK to be imperfect, Let’s talk trust and vulnerability
    • Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Wellbeing in Motion
      • Session 1: Outline Trends in Veterinary Medicine Impacting Personal Lives and Professional Careers
      • Session 2: Define the Ideal Culture and Healthy Working Environment
      • Session 3: Fill in the Gap Between the Current Culture and the Ideal Culture
      • Session 4: Design a Personal and Professional Vision Board
      • Session 5: Work Through a SMART Goal in Veterinary Team Wellbeing
      • Session 6: Create KPIs in Wellbeing
  • October 2019
    • North Boulder Companion Animal Hospital
      • Vision to ACTION! Strategic Planning
    • CATALYST VetPC Webinar
      • Buck Naked Vulnerability, Let’s Talk Trust and Vulnerability
    • Veterinary Education Today, Ontario Canada
      • Courageous Conversations, Respond Don’t React
      • Speed of Trust
      • Telemedicine, Telehealth, Teletriage; Oh MY!
  • September 2019
    • Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association, District Meeting
      • Veterinary Team & Hospital Financial Stewardship: Show me the Money!
    • Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, Annual Veterinary Convention
      • CSU Veterinary Student Round Table Group Discussion, Celebrating New Skills, Knowledge & Character
  • August 2019
    • Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, District Meeting
      • Wellbeing in MOTION; Making your action plan for personal and practice transformation,
    • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Speaker Communication Training at Annual Convention
    • Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Keystone Veterinary Conference
      • Navigating Client Communications – Conflict to Empathy in 1.5 Seconds
  • July 2019
    • Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association, Power of Ten DVMs
      • Embracing a Kaleidoscope of Colors; Working as a TEAM
      • Leading from within Throughout your Day
      • Leading is Celebrating
      • Leading within the Veterinary Community
  • April 2019
    • CATALYST VetPC Webinar
      • Addressing the Insanity of Veterinary Team Under-Utilization; Leveraging your team to its MAX!
  • March 2019
    • Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Professional Development Track
    • Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, Power of Ten Practice Managers
      • Leading throughout your Day
  • February 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 
  • January  2019
    • Colorado Mountain College
      • Veterinary Technician Finances, Careers and Benefits


  • 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
  • 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 Professional Coaches
  • 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