Press release: WellHaven Pet Health
WellHaven Pet Health, a family of pet veterinary clinics 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 selection of Kara’s accomplishments include the 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 of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians, and past president of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).
Jenni Jones, WellHaven CEO said this is another step in WellHaven Pet Health’s ongoing mission to empower, appoint, and honor veterinary nurses / technicians and team members. Jones, previously COO of CVS Minute Clinics and COO of Midwest Dental, said, “Our practice is committed to attracting, selecting, and supporting the best veterinary nurses / technicians in their profession, and to utilize them to the fullest extent possible under their license. Just like in other health professions. In Kara we have found the perfect leader who will help us bring this vision to life. “
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lester said he was thrilled to have Kara in the office.
“Kara brings vision, energy and passion to this important role,” said Dr. Lester. “If there was a Mount Rushmore of veterinary nurses / technicians, Kara would be the focus.”
WellHaven Pet Health believes in the wellbeing of people and pets. We strive to take care of the caregiver so that they can take care of others. We are committed as serving leaders to ensure the success of our doctors, veterinarians / nurses and teams.