Katrina Lafferty is a 2001 graduate of DePaul University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. Katrina received her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2005. Katrina is a registered laboratory animal technician (RLAT) and she earned her veterinary technician specialty (VTS) in Anesthesia in 2009. She is one of less than 200 technicians worldwide to have that designation. Katrina spent 2005 through 2016 as a Senior Technician in the Anesthesia and Pain Management Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. In December of 2016 she moved to the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, also part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a lead technician in the Surgery and Anesthesia Department. In her current position Katrina is responsible for improving and innovating the anesthetic and analgesic care of a number of non-human primate species. Katrina is involved in the education of all members of the veterinary community and she has written numerous articles and textbook chapters. She has presented at over 40 continuing education seminars on international level. Her passion is anesthesia and pain management, most particularly in exotic species.
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