2019 Board of Directors





Karen Moss – President


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

Dewey Maddox - President Elect

Dewey is a Florida native and currently lives in Callahan, FL with his wife and daughter. He currently works at White Oak Conservation and previously The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and has a love for big grey beasts (rhinos, elephants, and manatees). I have been a veterinary technician for around 15 years; working in general practice, emergency medicine, zoo medicine.

Mark Hartmann –Treasurer


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

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 MiamiDade 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

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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