NAVC welcomes new president

February 7, 2020

Paige Allen, MS, RVT, becomes only the second veterinary technician to serve in this role for the North American Veterinary Community.

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) has announced Paige Allen, MS, RVT, as the new president of its board of directors. Allen assumed the position at NAVC’s annual business meeting in January, replacing Cheryl Good, DVM, owner of Dearborn Family Pet Care in Dearborn, Michigan.

Allen has been an NAVC board member for the past five years and is the second veterinary technician to be named board president.

“Following in the footsteps of Lynne Johnson-Harris [RVT] is a great honor.… I feel a great responsibility to my peers to continue the growth and trajectory that is important to our profession and the clients and patients we serve on a daily basis,” Allen said in an organizational press release.

Allen, a registered veterinary technician, is assistant director of academic advising and recruitment for the veterinary nursing program at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also works in the university’s veterinary nursing teaching laboratories, primarily in the areas of anesthesia and large animals.

Allen is also an active member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), where she has served as a chairperson for several committees and, in 1994, as NAVTA’s Indiana State Representative. She is currently the advisor to the Purdue NAVTA Student Chapter. Allen has served as president of the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association and is an active member of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators.

Allen and her husband reside in Otterbein, Indiana. They have three children and two grandchildren, and two cats.