Our Team

TRUST. RESPECT. INTEGRITY. PASSION.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

McCurnin

Dennis M. McCurnin, DVM, MS, DACVS

President

Dr. Dennis McCurnin received his DVM in 1966 and his MS (surgery) in 1970 from Iowa State University. Dr. McCurnin owned and operated a three-person small animal practice from 1970-1976 in Phoenix, Arizona. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1973. In 1976 he returned to Iowa State University as an associate professor of surgery and an assistant dean. From 1979-1990 Dr. McCurnin was a professor of surgery and director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University, From October 1990 to July 2013 he served as professor of surgery and hospital director in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University. In October 2013 Dr. McCurnin retired from LSU after 23 years and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. He now consults, lectures, and publishes in the areas of veterinary technology and practice management. He currently teaches part-time in veterinary technology at Pima Medical Institute, Las Vegas and Penn Foster College, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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2019 BOD

PAST PRESIDENTS

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2019

Darwin R. Yoder Filer, ID

2018

W. Mark Hilton West Lafayette, IN
2017 Joe M Howell Nichols Hills , OK
2016 Jon R. Pennell Las Vegas, NV
2015 George Dyck Newhall, CA
2014 Randall G Ezell Las Vegas, NV
2013 Dennis McCurnin Henderson, NV
2012 James Creed St. George, UT
2011 Cynthia Sprigg-McDowell Cape Girardeau, MO
2010 Robert Smith Stillwater, OK
2009 Ann L. Johnson College Grove, TN
2008 James Furman Alliance, NE
2007 William D. Fortney Manhattan, KS
2006 Walter R. Threlfall Powell, OH
2005 Jack O. Walther Elko, NV
2004 Charles D. Vail Littleton, CO
2003 Robert Miller Columbia, MO
2002 Craig E. Griffin San Diego, CA
2001 Royal W. Ranney Rolla, MO
2000 Arthur A. Bickford Turlock, CA
1999 Ross D. Clark Tulsa, OK
1998 Clair M. Hibbs Lynden, WA
1997 Vaughn A. Seaton Ames, IA
1996 Robert J. Danielson Caldwell, ID
1995 Wallace W. Wolf The Dalles, OR
1994 William C. Wafer Show Low, AZ
1993 Ronnie G. Elmore Manhattan, KS
1992 James E. Nave Las Vegas, NV
1991 Lloyd C. Faulkner Poteau, OK
1990 Clyde A. Kirkbride Brookings, SD
1989 Toney G. Reynolds Roswell, NM
1988 Ross O. Mosier Spalding, NE
1987 Hal E. Jenkins Tempe, AZ
1986 James W. Glosser Massillon, OH
1985 Earl L. Drake Reno, NV
1984 Virgil J. Humphries Worland, WY
1983 Richard F. Hall Tifton, GA
1981-82 Philip R. Morgan Coos Bay, OR
1980 Kenneth D. Weide Lincoln, NE
1979 James H. Wommack Roseville, CA
1978 Richard C. Tolley Chandler, AZ
1977 William W. Hawkins Dillon, MT
1976 George D. Duby Chehalis, WA
1975 Guy E. Reynolds Corvallis, OR
1974 Floyd W. Frank Moscow, ID
1973 Roy A. Nipko Salt Lake City, UT
1972 Keith O. Lassen Mesa, AZ
1971 Reginald A. Stocking Sunland, CA
1970 Donald Miller Springfield, VA
1969 Don K. Shaffner Dillon, MT
1968 William F. Harris Puyallup, WA
1967 John L. O'Harra Reno, NV
1966 Edward A. Tugaw Salt Lake City, UT
1965 James W. Bailey Moscow, ID
1964 Merthyr L. Miner Bountiful, UT
1963 Bert Reinow Pinedale, WY
1962 Lavon M. Koger Pullman, WA
1961 Harry E. Shaulis Denver, CO
1960 L.V.Reubel Jerome, ID
1959 E.E. Maas Reno, NV
1958 Everette A. Tunnicliff Bozeman, MT
1957 Hugh Hurst Salt Lake City, UT
1956 George H. Good Wheatland, WY
1955 Floyd R. Mencimer Ogden, UT
1954 Howard F. Wilkins Helena, MT
1953 Rue Jensen Fort Collins, CO
1952 W.W. Fisher Reno, NV
1951 John W. Chambers Garland, UT
1950 Arthur P. Schneider Boise, ID
1949 Wayne Binns Logan, UT
1948 K.K. Shott Buhl, ID
1947 Ward T. Huffman Salt Lake City, UT
1946 Phil H. Graves Aptos, CA
1945 F.H. Melvin San Clemente, CA
1943-44 A.C. Johnson Cedar City, UT
1942 A.K. Kuttler Boise, ID
1941 Jean C. Fling Estes Park, CO
1940 Hadleigh Marsh Bozeman, MT
1939 A.H. Francis Denver, CO
1938 O. Wennergren Logan, UT
1937 Elton M. Gildow Lacey, WA
1936 W.H. Hendricks Salt Lake City, UT
1935 E.A. Bundy Ogden, UT
1934 L.R. Vawter Corvallis, OR
1933 H.D. Port Cheyenne, WY
1932 L.C. Butterfield Las Vegas, NV
1931 A.J. Dickman Boise, ID
1930 J.T. Dallas Cheyenne, WY
1929 W.D. Wright Ogden, UT
1928 H.J. Frederick Logan, UT

EDUCATION MANAGERS

The Education Managers are the backbone of the world-class education presented at the WVC Annual Conference. Each of the six managers have been identified as key opinion leaders in their respective areas of speciality practice and have been tasked to seek the best and brightest in the profession to present at the Annual Conference.

TimAllen

Tim Allen, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Small Animal

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Kara Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Veterinary Technician

Applegate

Jeffrey Applegate, DVM

Avian & Exotics

Sager

Robert Sager, DVM, MS, PhD, DABVP

Food Animal

LeslieMamalis

Leslie A. Mamalis, MBA, MSIT, CVA

Practice Management

RashmirRaven

Ann Rashmir-Raven, DVM, MS, DACVS

Equine

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Stuart Galbraith, RVT

Moderator Facilitator

TRUST. RESPECT. INTEGRITY. PASSION.

WVC TEAM

CORE VALUES

TRUST - We know that each team member strives to do their very best and contribute in a worthwhile manner. We hold each other and ourselves accountable to strengthen an environment of trust.

RESPECT - Although we come from different experiences and backgrounds, we will listen and consider the views and opinions of each team member.

INTEGRITY - 
Each team member strives to do the right thing even when no one is looking.

PASSION -
We always seek to gain knowledge and grow. Working with energy and excitement, as a team we contribute to the quality of care and the well-being of animals.


OPEN POSITIONS

Are you interested in joining the WVC team? Click here to learn more about our culture and open positions today!



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Andrea Davis

Chief Executive Officer

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Stephanie Gerling

Chief Financial Officer

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Anthony Pease, DVM, MS, DACVR

Chief Veterinary Medical Officer

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Aubrey Arreola, CMP

Chief Operating Officer

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Joel Altman

Exhibits Director

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Tracy Covert

Director of Marketing

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Janis Knoetzel, MEd

Director of Education

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Alex Sandler, CEM

Director of Events and Services

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Crystal Vaquera, LVT, RVT

Veterinary Events Director

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April Luna

Director of Strategic Partnerships

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Elizabeth Dorris

Human Resource Director

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Shanielle Allen

Marketing Assistant

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Jasmine Astorga

Concierge

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Sandra Baker

Accounting Manager

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Brian Bird

Software Engineer

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Heather Black

Event Logistics Supervisor

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Juan Botello

Bioskills Lab Technician

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Tammy Crecelius

MD Events Supervisor

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Abigail Crimm

Content Coordinator

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Paula Deal

Operations Administrative Assistant

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Al Dejoria

Facilities Manager

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Morgan Frazee, LVT

Veterinary Technician

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Amada Garcia

Education Program Analyst

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Sydney Gebhart

Concierge

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Jerome Gerber

Accounting Analyst

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Jessica Grantham, LVT

Veterinary Technician Supervisor

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Evin Guzman

P/T Kennel Assistant

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Sheri Hess

MD Events Manager

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Shaundra Higgins

Strategic Partnerships Coordinator

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Tim Holloway

Audio Visual Supervisor

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Sandy Ilano

Receptionist

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Songi Kim

Event Manager

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Erika LoSauro

Bioskills Lab Technician

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Lynette Margetts

Accounting Supervisor

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Yanet Martinez, LVT

Veterinary Technician

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Marsha Moon

CPE/Animal Care Administrator

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Tillman Moses

Multimedia Specialist

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Egor Orlov

P/T Audio Visual Technician

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Jazmin Palomo

Veterinary Events Administrative Assistant

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Anthony Patterson

Operations Assistant

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Ron Petrillo

Bioskills Technician

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Taylor Reed

Clinical Assistant

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Robin Ritchie

Design Coordinator

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Al Robinson

Bioskills Technician

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Alan Robles

Marketing Supervisor

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Andrea Ross

Event Supervisor

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Michelle Scott

Member Service Coordinator

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Hector Saenz

Animal Care Administrator

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Sophie Seddighzadeh

Digital Marketing Specialist

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Ashley Torres

Strategic Partnerships Specialist

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Manuel Torres

Lead Bioskills Lab Technician

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Oscar Torres

Facilities Supervisor

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Lisa Traylor

Concierge

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Jennifer Trojahn

Veterinary Technician

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Michael Tuckman

Database/Systems

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Tomas Vander Loop, LVT

Lead Veterinary Technician

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Ruth Ward, LVT

Veterinary Technician

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Joel Warsley

Audio Visual Technician

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Gerard (Jerry) White, PMP, CTP

Transportation Coordinator

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Tameeka Wyndon

Business Office Administrative Assistant