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WellHaven Pet Names Burns New Director of Veterinary Nurse Development


Press release: WellHaven Pet Health

WellHaven Pet Health, a family of companion animal veterinary hospitals headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, has announced that Kara M. Burns, MEd, MS, LVT, VTS (nutrition) is joining WellHaven as Director of Veterinary Nurse Development. A small sample of Kara’s accomplishments include editor in chief of Today’s Veterinary Nurse, co-author of Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses and Textbook for the Veterinary Assistant, President Pet Nutrition Alliance, founder and past president Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians, and past president of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

WellHaven CEO Jenni Jones shared that this is one more step in WellHaven Pet Health’s continuing mission to empower, utilize and honor veterinary nurses/technicians and team members. Jones, who previously was the COO of CVS Minute Clinics and COO at Midwest Dental, said, “Our practice is determined to attract, select, and support the best Veterinary Nurses/Technicians in the profession and utilize them to the full extent of their license. Just as is done in other health professions. In Kara, we’ve found the perfect leader to help us bring this vision to life.”

Chief medical officer Dr. Lester said he was thrilled to have Kara join the practice.

“Kara brings vision, energy, and passion to this critical role,: Dr. Lester said. “If there was a Mount Rushmore of  Veterinary Nurses/Technicians, Kara would be featured front and center.”

WellHaven Pet Health believes in the well-being of people and pets. We seek to care for the caregiver so that they can care for others. We are committed as servant leaders to ensure the success of our doctors, veterinary technicians/nurses and teams.

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