Jody Nugent-Deal is a registered veterinary technician and veterinary technician specialist in anesthesia/analgesia and clinical practice – exotic companion animal. She has worked for the University of California at Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital since 1999, working in the Companion Exotics Department for 10 years and currently the Anesthesia Department, where she is the supervisor.
Jody is a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice and currently serves as the Executive Secretary for the group as well as the Appeals Committee Chair. Jody is also an active member with the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia (AVTAA) having served on the nominations, credentials, and appeals committees. Currently she serves as the President for the AVTAA as well as the Appeals Committee Chair.
Jody is passionate about teaching and life-long learning. She recently started her own company where she provides continuing education via online webinars and in-clinic hands-on training. She also currently works as an adjunct professor for the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program as well lectures for the Veterinary Support Personnel Network and VetMedTeam, teaching anesthesia, analgesia, and exotic animal medicine. Jody has had the opportunity to lecture throughout North America since 2000 on anesthesia and various exotic animal topics as well as publishing numerous articles and book chapters for both canine/feline and exotic animal medicine and anesthesia topics.
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