Introducing Our Clinic Staff
Governor Animal Clinic provides you access to the best in veterinary services. We encourage a continuing partnership between our pet owners and our staff so that all veterinary decisions are not only medically sound, but consider factors such as the emotional, realistic, and financial needs of the owners. Our veterinary staff is a diverse group of individuals who work together as a team to provide the best care for you and your pets.
Your first contact with our clinic is through our client services team. They can help you with just about any question or problem you may have, or can turn you in the right direction for answers. Our management team tackles the non-medical duties such as finances, regulatory compliance, inventory and supplies, and human resources.
Our outpatient team is made up of both registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) and trained veterinary assistants. The outpatient team is responsible for admitting patients into exam rooms that include recording weights, vital signs, and collecting important background information so the veterinarian is fully prepared when he or she begins the exam. Other duties include filling prescriptions and performing in-house lab work and diagnostics. Many of the in-house lab results are completed while you are still here so the appropriate treatment can begin immediately. Our dedicated team is always available for technician appointments (vaccines, nail trims, minor treatments, etc.) and phone consultations (behavior problems, medication questions, bereavement counseling, etc.).
The inpatient team of RVTs and veterinary assistants ensure that your hospitalized pet is provided with the utmost quality and specialized veterinary care. Our in-patient team assists in diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures, emergencies, anesthetic monitoring, specialized treatments, all radiographic procedures, dentistry, and client education. Our inpatient team's thoroughness rivals any human hospital around.
|Business Management||Client Services Team||Out-Patient Team||In-Patient Team||Laboratory Team|
|Anita Sly, RVT
Lena Griffith, RVT
Krista O'Brien, RVT
Arleen Ramos, RVT
|Susan Stutz, RVT
Michele Dollente, RVT
Katherine Wilde, RVT
Veterinary technicians offer much of the same care for pets that nurses offer for people. Credentialed technicians have graduated from a two or four year AVMA-accredited programs with an associate's or bachelor's degree in veterinary technology. Veterinary technology programs teach how to:
- obtain and record patient case histories
- collect specimens and perform laboratory procedures
- provide specialized nursing care
- prepare animals, instruments, and equipment for surgery
- assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures
- expose and develop radiographs
- advise and educate animal owners
- supervise and train practice personnel
- perform dental cleanings
Registered veterinary technicians are skilled animal nursing professionals who have completed a board-approved education and training program and have passed a state-administered licensing examination. There are certain veterinary medical tasks that a veterinarian can delegate to an RVT, but only if the veterinarian has examined the animal first. Under direct supervision, an RVT may: administer anesthesia, suture skin and oral tissue, extract teeth, apply a splint or cast, create a relief hole in the skin for placement of an intravascular catheter. Under indirect supervision, an RVT may: operate radiographic equipment, perform specific emergency lifesaving procedures, administer medications, apply or change bandages, and draw blood and run lab tests