Jody Nugent-Deal is a registered veterinary technician and a veterinary technician specialist in anesthesia/analgesia and clinical practice – exotic companion animal. Jody has been with the University of California at Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital since 1999, working in the Companion Exotics Department for 10 years and currently the Small Animal Anesthesia Department, where she is the supervisor. Ms. Nugent-Deal is a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice. She currently serves as executive secretary for the group as well as the appeals committee chair. Jody is also an active member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia (AVTAA) having served on the nominations, credentials and appeals committees. Jody is currently a Member-At-Large for the AVTAA. She also serves on the board for the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association and the North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society. Jody is passionate about teaching and life-long learning. She currently works as an instructor for the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program as well as Veterinary Support Personnel Network (VSPN) and VetMedTeam, teaching anesthesia and exotic animal medicine. Ms. Nugent-Deal has also lectured throughout North America since 2000 on anesthesia and various exotic animal medicine topics. She has published numerous articles and book chapters for both canine/feline and exotic animal medicine and anesthesia topics. Jody has a special interest in anesthesia, analgesia, pain management and critical care in exotics and dogs and cats.
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