Rebecca Rose prefers to think of herself as a “vintage” technician in regards to her 30 years as a veterinary technician. Since her graduation from Colorado Mountain College in 1987 with an AAS in veterinary technology, her career has been quite diverse and taken her all over the continent.
She has spent thirteen years working on the floor in a mixed animal practice in rural, western Colorado as a credentialed veterinary technician. Then she stepped into association management with no experience in management (and survived!). She writes books, peer reviewed articles, and assists veterinary teams in reaching their highest potential. She presents locally and nationally on the topics of practice management and team development.
Furthermore, Rebecca has sat on veterinary industry councils, animal welfare boards, brainstorms with leaders in organized medicine and has yet to see a glass ceiling in her career. Her breadth and depth of understanding within the community of veterinary medicine is quite extraordinary, from the perspective of a veterinary technician, manager of veterinary hospitals and within leadership.
In the past, she has received awards from the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). And was honored to receive Veterinary Technician of the Year Award in 2002 and Veterinary Industry Partner Award in 2011. She is the Past President of the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT 2001-2002) and Immediate Past President of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA 2016).