Erin Spencer, M.Ed., CVT, VTS (ECC)

Erin’s 20+ years working as a veterinary technician has brought a wide variety of experiences. Her experiences have ranged from technician manager in a large specialty hospital to both a field technician and volunteer coordinator for Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS), a teaching program providing veterinary services to under-served, remote communities on Native American reservations. The main focus for the first decade of her career was Emergency and Critical Care and, in 2011, Erin earned her VTS (ECC). She also earned an M.Ed. from Colorado State University in 2015 and was a faculty member of the Mount Ida College Veterinary Technology program for several years. In 2019, Erin began her own company, Brown Dog Veterinary Solutions, which provides training in RECOVER CPR among other topics, as well as, consultation of team utilization.

Erin lectures both regionally and nationally. She has served on the board of the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association for a number of years and continues to work to bring mandatory licensing of veterinary technicians to Massachusetts. Erin is the Immediate Past President of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) and also serves on the NAVTA Approved Veterinary Assistant Committee. She also serves on the Mentoring Committee for the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and Nurses (AVECCTN). Erin has realized her purpose in the veterinary community is to educate and advance future generations of veterinary professionals and she does so with passion in all avenues of her work.

Aside from her career, Erin enjoys spending time with her husband Sean and their terrier, Nick. Being from New England, she enjoys spending time at the ocean, in the mountains and everywhere in between, usually with a good book.