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Animal Medical Center appoints inaugural chief veterinary technician


The New York City animal hospital is among the first to establish a CVT role.

The Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York, New York, has appointed its’ first chief veterinary technician (CVT) in the hospital’s 111-year history. The appointment of Jaclyn Mavros, LVT as CVT makes this animal hospital 1 of only a handful nationwide with this role, according to AMC

“I’m honored to join the Animal Medical Center as the hospital’s first Chief Veterinary Technician, and I look forward to advancing AMC’s mission of offering the absolute best care for animals,” said Mavros, in a prepared statement.

Mavros will be responsible for the management of the veterinary technician workforce and related patient care services, including oversight of nurse mangers, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and clinical educators. She will also ensure compliance with patient care safety standards, foster the professional growth of LVTs and Veterinary Assistants, manage and assess quality improvement of patient care across all services, and assist in strategic planning for the hospital’s future growth plans.

Mavros will join Katherine Quesenberry, DVM, MPH, DABVP (Avian), chief medical officer and Chad West, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), chief clinical officer in the Office of Medical Affairs, as a member of the senior management team.

“Ms. Mavros’ experience as a licensed veterinary technician and seasoned manager will add tremendous value to the Animal Medical Center. Our technicians are the backbone of our hospital, and Jackie is passionate about elevating their role to best serve our patients. As our industry continues to evolve, her forward-thinking will ensure that our technicians not only play a key role leading the hospital but in leading the veterinary industry as well. I am grateful that Ms. Mavros has joined our team. She will be an excellent leader,” said Neil McCarthy, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at AMC, in a prepared statement.

Mavros joins AMC with more than 15 years as an LVT and manager. She previously served as the supervisor of general care, ICU, and Oncology at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, New York, managing a staff of 65 veterinary technicians and assistants. Mavros also worked as an LVT at Corner Animal Hospital in Setauket, New York, and managed the surgical services at North Shore Animal League of America, based in Port Washington, New York.


NYC’s Animal Medical Center appoints inaugural chief veterinary technician: AMC is among the first veterinary hospitals to establish “CVT” position. News release. Animal Medical Center; September 14, 2021. Accessed September 15, 2021. https://www.amcny.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Jaclyn-Mavros-release-9-14-21-FINAL.pdf

Editors note: All veterinary technician content for this month is supported by Banfield Pet Hospital.

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