President, Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians
Kristen has been a California Registered Veterinary Technician since 2002 and has multiple credentials related to physical rehabilitation and pain management including a BS in Biology, certifications in canine physical rehabilitation (CCRP), veterinary pain (CVPP), canine body work (CBW), osteoarthritis case management (OACM) and veterinary cannabis counseling (VCC). She is also a Fear Free® Certified Professional and a PennHIP associate member. In 2012, Kristen helped form the Organizing Committee of the Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians and along with her colleagues, was recognized as a Veterinary Technician Specialty in Physical Rehabilitation in 2017 by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and serves as the President and Chair of the Credentialing committee. In 2018, Kristen was awarded the California Veterinary Technician of the Year award by the California Veterinary Technician Association. Kristen actively lectures at national veterinary conferences, spends time teaching internationally and provides educational opportunities for pet parents and working dog clubs on fitness and exercise conditioning. She also regularly contributes to peer-reviewed publications and provides editorial/contributor guidance for educational textbooks. Special interest areas include Veterinary Orthotics and Prosthetics (VOP), geriatrics, sporting and performance, mobility and service dogs and multidisciplinary pain management strategies.