AAEVT Election results

AAEVT Election results

The results are in… here is your new 2020 AAEVT Executive Board:

Nicole Bone – President
Elyse Rowley* – President-Elect
Andrea Whittle* – Vice President/Member at Large
Kimmie Burton* – Secretary
Jacqueline Camacho* – Regional Director
Lindsey Schoelen – Immediate Past President

AND we have two new Regional Contacts for 2020:

Amanda Compton* –  East Coast Region
Nicole LaGrange – West Coast Region

* To our new Board members, we are very proud and honored to have them join our 2020 Executive Board!

Here is more about each of them:

Elyse Rowley, MS

“I’ve only ever had one job that didn’t involve animals; working with animals is just about all I’ve ever known. I grew up riding horses, feeding the neighbors animals, working for large and small animal veterinarians, then studied Animal Science at Cal Poly, SLO before studying Reproductive Endocrinology (within the Animal Science department) while earning my Masters degree at UC Davis then moved into the ICU at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center and the rest is history! I LOVE internal medicine and emergency/critical care and thrive on intense situations. After foaling my own small human, I shifted gears from the hospital to a niche mobile practice with Dr. Phoebe Smith (Riviera Equine Internal Medicine and Consulting) where we still get to practice medicine but go home at night and read to our kids. I’m still riding horses, branding calves and 3-day eventing, and am looking forward to broadening my horizons and meeting some amazing new people within the AAEVT by being your incoming President Elect!”

Andrea Whittle, LVT

“After graduating from college in England with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science I moved to Kentucky as a research intern at Kentucky Equine Research, Inc. After this I started my employment at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital as the night shift supervisor. A short sabbatical in 2003 took me to Cambridge, NZ, as an equine neonatal technician before returning to Kentucky. In 2013 I moved into the Internal Medicine department at RREH as a lead technician. My clinical interests include neonatology, the nursing care of long-term hospitalized patients, such as laminitic or pleural pneumonia cases, and neurology. For career development and further education I completed my AS Veterinary Technology online and passed the VTNE in 2018. Away from work I like to think of myself as a home gardener and have a house full of plants. I have a long term love of travel, especially road trips, and try to get away to somewhere new every year; recent years have taken me to Alaska, British Columbia and Iceland.”

Kimberly Burton, LVT

Originally from Wantagh, NY on Long Island, Kimberly has always had a love for horses.  In the fall of 2006, she graduated from the College of Southern Nevada with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  Kimberly has  special interests in equine anesthesia and reproduction. She is a proud member of several committees and organizations to help advance her equine community in any way possible. They include:
A.A.E.V.T  since 2013. Currently serving as a regional contact in the SW area.
A.A.E.V.T. Anesthesia Society since 2017.
Clark County Animal Advisory Committee as the equine representative -termed out
Clark County Arena Committee as a consultant for the NW project.
Clark County Citizen Advisory Council for Lone Mountain
She is also the President and Medical Director for L.E.A.N (Local Equine Assistance Network) a nationally recognized 501c3 Equine Rescue group.
She serves as the liaison of DPE to CSN and PIMA to provide large animal clinical service hours for students seeking to become veterinary technicians.
In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys riding, shooting, camping, ATV’s, movies, and time with her friends.

Jacqueline Camacho

“Hello, my name is Jackie and I have been a Regional Contact for AAEVT since 2016. I am originally from California and after earning my bachelor’s degree in Equine Science I moved to Virginia. There, I worked as a large animal veterinary assistant. I am currently in NY working for an Equine hospital. My family and I enjoy hiking, camping, and being outdoors.”