2016 Board of Directors













 





 

 


 




 


 


Carrie Jo Anderson - President
president@thefvta.net  

Putting the most important details first… I am owned by two Chihuahuas, an Akita, and a Florida Brown Dog!  I think the golden rule in veterinary technology is ‘treat every patient as though they are your own’; that is the simplest way to deliver the very best care to our patients.  I hold an AS (Veterinary Technology), a BS (Interdisciplinary Social Science), and I am currently finishing an MS (Instructional Systems).  I spent two years with a general small animal practice prior to joining Florida Veterinary Specialists (now BluePearl Veterinary Partners- Tampa) in April 2000.  At FVS, I worked in emergency services for four years and surgery for five years.  My special interests in practice lean toward clinical pathology, neurology, and anesthesia for critical or emergent patients.  In 2009, I joined Hillsborough Community College as a full-time CVT instructor with the veterinary technology program.  I have been the faculty advisor for the Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America since 2009.  I have worked extensively with the FAAE and FL-FFA Foundation in the professional development of Florida public school Ag instructors teaching veterinary assisting.  I welcome the opportunity to serve the FVTA and contribute to the continued development of the veterinary technology profession in Florida!
Email: canderson2@hccfl.edu
 
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Mark Hartmann –Treasurer
treasurer@thefvta.net

Mark graduated with honors in May 2010 from Miami Dade College Veterinarian Technology Program and passed the Veterinarian Technician’s National Examination (VTNE) in July of the same year, thus attaining his certification with the FVTA. He is currently employed at South Kendall Animal Hospital, in Miami. During the time that he has been there he has become an integral member of their team and has been given the responsibility of training and development of new technicians and technician assistants. His interests lie in anesthesia and surgical nursing. Mark understands the importance of becoming actively involved the professional organization which is why in the short time since he has graduated he has taken on the role of treasurer for the FVTA. Mark resides in Miami with his partner Martina and their many cats. Hobbies include gardening and fictional writing. 
Email: markhartmann9131@att.net

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Bianca Graves - Corresponding Secretary

Bianca discovered her passion for working with animals while volunteering at the Human Society of Greater Miami and started working in the animal field in December of 2003.  In 2008, she decided to pursue certification at Miami Dade College, as she was an on-the-job trained technician up until that time.  While in the program, she was the Vice President of the SCNAVTA at Miami Dade College and a recipient of the FVMA Veterinary Technician Student Scholarship Award.  In May of 2010, she graduated from Miami Dade College’s Veterinary Technician Program.  Currently employed at Banfield Pet Hospital, she is involved in preventive medicine, client education, and staff training.  When she is not working she keeps herself busy with son Henry, husband Bronson, their dog Rosie (pictured with Bianca) and Pumpkin and Evie the cats.  Bianca’s hobbies include reading and cooking.
Email: bianca_graves@yahoo.com

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Taylor Stallings-Pinnick - Recording Secretary

Taylor Stallings-Pinnick is certified as a Holistic Veterinary Technician through the prestigious Chi Institute, and is pursuing Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in Nutrition.

Taylor believes in the importance of life-long learning. She holds a Master's in Secondary Education, a Bachelor's in History, and an Associate's in Veterinary Technology, and she's still learning - pursuing certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Assistant through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.

Taylor has been a member of the FVTA since graduating the technician program at Chattanooga State University in 2012. Wanting to assume a more active role in the future of veterinary technology, she became Recording Secretary for the FVTA board in 2016.

Email: tspinnick@yahoo.com

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Karen Moss –Past President
pastpresident@thefvta.net 

Karen Moss, CVT graduated from St Petersburg Jr College Veterinary Technician Program in December of 1981 and practiced in a small animal clinic in South Miami for approximately 18 years. In September of 2000, Karen started teaching as an adjunct instructor in the Veterinary Technology Program at Miami Dade College and became a full time instructor in 2001. Karen still works part time in an internal medicine practice because she enjoys the work and it allows her to keep her skills. Karen has loved being a veterinary technician and she is looking forward to what the future hold for our profession. She currently has one dog, a Boston Terrier (Beatrice) who is her assistant instructor! Karen’s other interests include growing orchids and working in her yard. Email: kmoss@mdc.edu


 


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