RVT, RLAT, SRA, VTS-LAM (Research Anes.)
Stephen is the COO for the Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds and Veterinary Cannabis Academy, the Executive Director for the Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses and Chair Elect for the Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties.
Besides his leadership roles he serves on the Aratana Technician Council of Pain Experts, is a clinical consultant for ElleVet Sciences, clinical cannabis educator for Practicanna and Scientific Advisory Board member for PhytoAnimal Health. He also consults for other cannabis companies regarding animal products and serves on multiple speaker bureaus.
Stephen has obtained several specialty certifications in the veterinary industry, such as a Surgical Research Anesthetist, Registered Laboratory Animal Technician, Veterinary Cannabis Counselor and Veterinary Technician Specialist in Lab Animal Medicine with a focus on anesthesia. He currently hones his clinical skills at Silicon Valley Veterinary Specialists in addition to private contracting positions for several research organization and zoo’s.
Stephen works to share his passion with the veterinary community as an author, a column coordinator for one of Nature’s journals, and as an international lecturer. He enjoys teaching and serves on advisory boards for local Vet Tech colleges. In the past, Stephen has served as the President for the Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians, Vice President for the California RVT Association, and a member at large for the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.