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Veterinarian Technician

Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

    Ann Wortinger

    Ann is a 1983 graduate of Michigan State University and obtained her specialty certification in Emergency/Critical Care in 2000. In 2008, she became certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine and completed her bachelor degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Wayne State University.

    Ann has worked in general, emergency, and specialty practices and in education. She is currently the Program Director of the AVMA-Accredited Veterinary Technology Program at Sanford-Brown College in Dearborn, Michigan.

    Ann is active in her state and national organizations, serving in a variety of positions and on two organizing committees. Currently, she is on the organizing committee for VTS (Nutrition), serving as president-elect and co-chair of the credentials committee. She is also the Nutrition Know-How Section Editor for Veterinary Technician journal. In 2012, she was named the Dr. Jack L. Mara Memorial Lecturer.

    Ann has spoken at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences on general medicine, specialty medicine, emergency/critical care, and nutrition.

    Ann has over 40 published articles in various professional magazines as well as a book (Nutrition for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses [2007]) that she is very excited about. She has also contributed to three specialty books that were published in 2011 and 2012.

    Ann is married to her best friend Todd, with whom she has two children: Scott and Bill. The rest of the family includes four cats: Daisy, Lily, Rosie, and Thyme. Ann's organic pest control and fertilizer includes chickens and a pond full of goldfish. Ann's spare time is spent in the garden, working on her master-gardening skills; she obtained Advanced Master Gardener certification in 2004.