West Wakefield Health & Wellbeing Ltd Care Navigation Programme Manager, Action Vet Tech Services
Dave Cowan BA, CVT, VTS(ECC) has been in the veterinary field for over 25 years. He has worked for an educational farm, the Animal Rescue League, general practice and emergency/specialty practices In 2013, Dave passed the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technician (AVECCT) exam and became a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Emergency and Critical Care. He moved to North Carolina in 2016 and has spent time as a technician supervisor, an education and training coordinator, and was lead instructor for a Veterinary Technician Program. In 2019, Dave co-founded the Vet Tech Cafe Podcast with Jeff Backus. The podcast tackles difficult issues that veterinary technicians face as well as highlighting some of the many career opportunities available to technicians. Dave joined Action Vet Tech Services in 2020 and now works relief shifts at various practices both ER/referral and GP while also providing CE and training opportunities Dave has served on the New Hampshire Veterinary Technician board as the head of the credentials committee. He has been the chairperson of the AVECCTN credentials committee and is now one of the Members at Large on the AVECCTN Board. Dave lives in Hillsborough NC on a farm with his partner Robyn and her daughter Ruby. They have many animals to care for including goats, horses, chickens, and a donkey to go along with 2 dogs, and 2 cats.