Dr Jill Muraoka Lim recognized for foundational work in educating, developing, and training RVTs
Jill Muraoka Lim, DVM, founding partner of Ohana Pet Hospital, has been deemed the 2023 California Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA) RVT’s Outstanding DVM of the Year. According to a company release,1 she was recently presented the award at a ceremony during the Pacific Veterinary Conference in Long Beach, California.
The winner is nominated by Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVTs) aiming to recognize veterinarians who have displayed commitment to the education, development, and training of RVTs.
“Dr Jill advocates for the advancement of the veterinary technician profession like no other DVM I have worked with in my 25 years in the industry,” expressed Michelle Anderson, RVT at Ohana Pet Hospital, in the release.1 “She truly understands that utilizing her team to their highest potential not only makes her more efficient, but also improves patient care and client satisfaction, and improves the job satisfaction and longevity of her team.”
In February 2021, Muraoka Lim helped unveil the Veterinary Technology Program at Ventura College, a California Community College and assisted in writing the curriculum, serving as program director, and instructor. Additionally, she facilitated a collaboration between Ohana Pet Hospital and Ventura College, partnering a public institution of higher education with a small business. In the fall of 2022, through Muraoka Lim’s leadership, the Ventura College Veterinary Technology Program was granted accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association, becoming one of just 223 accredited programs in the US.1
Muraoka Lim joined the Ventura College Foundation (VCF) Board in July of 2022 where the foundation offers Ventura College with fundraising support for their students and programs with part of this including support for the California Promise Program so that first-time, full-time students can go to college at no cost. According to the release,1 the first graduating class in the fall of 2022 had 16 students achieve their Associate’s in Science in Veterinary Technology qualifying them to sit for the National Veterinary Technician Exam to pursue a Registered Veterinary Technician credential.
“This award honors CVMA member veterinarians who recognize the capabilities and importance of RVTs and veterinary staff, utilizing them to their fullest potential,” said CVMA board member and longtime RVT Kristi Pawlowski, in the release. “Dr Jill has a stellar reputation in this regard, and the CVMA is proud to bestow this award upon her.”1
Ohana Pet Hospital co-founder Dr Jill Muraoka Lim named California Veterinary Medical Association’s RVT’s Outstanding DVM of the Year. News release. Ohana Pet Hospital. June 13, 2023. Accessed June 14, 2023.