2021 Executive Board

President - Becky Gallant, BS, CVT - [email protected]

Becky is a 2010 graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at Great Bay Community College. She also holds a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire. Becky shares her 5 acres with her husband Bill, her two dogs Tessie & Lucy, cats Madeline & Lumpy, Kali a 30+ year old sassy chestnut mare and 11 of the sweetest goats on the planet. 

President Elect - Patty Pate, CVT, VTS (ECC), CFE 

Patty Pate, CVT, VTS (ECC), CFE has nearly 20 years’ experience in the veterinary field with 17 years focused on emergency and critical care, working in many of the emergency rooms in Ethos Veterinary Health. Patty is a Certified Veterinary Technician in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and in 2012, Patty earned her Veterinary Technician Specialty in the discipline of Emergency and Critical Care. As Technician Learning and Development Manager for Ethos Veterinary Health (East Region), Patty supports the educational opportunities for over 400 veterinary technicians. She was instrumental in the development of the Ethos AVA Program and is a primary instructor for the program.  Patty is a certified Compassion Fatigue Educator and lectures regularly on emergency, critical care, and compassion fatigue.  Patty serves as the President Elect for the New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association and as a mentor for technicians interested in advancing towards their VTS(ECC).

Secretary - Mary Wiley, CVT, VTS (Clinical Practice) [email protected]

Mary has been actively involved with the field of veterinary medicine for over twenty-years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from Mount Ida College in 2005 and passed the VTNE to become a CVT in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  In 2012 she passed the rigorous application and examination process to become certified by the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Clinical Practice (AVTCP) as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS). After seventeen years in emergency and critical care, she accepted a full time-teaching position in the veterinary technology department at the University of New Hampshire and went on to earn the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2018 and graduate their M.Ed. program in 2019. Mary is actively involved with the NHVTA and serves on the examination committee for the AVTCP as well as acts as a mentor for potential VTS applicants.   She is also a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), and the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE). In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mary works per-diem for the Veterinary Emergency Center of Manchester and continues to promote the field of veterinary technology by
providing continuing education lectures to fellow staff and community. She serves as faculty advisor for UNH’s SCNAVTA chapter and is also Scholarship Committee Chair for the NHVTA.

Treasurer - Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition) - [email protected]

Ed Carlson is the Director of Technician Learning and Development for Ethos Veterinary Health and VetBloom. In addition to serving as the Treasurer of the New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association, he serves as the President of the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association, has served on multiple NAVTA committees and is the 2020 NAVTA President-Elect. Ed was also the recipient of the NAVTA 2019 Technician of the Year award. He obtained a VTS (Nutrition) in 2014 and lectures frequently at local, regional, and national veterinary conferences on a variety of nutrition topics. Ed grew up in and lived in NH for most of his life until moving to Haverhill, MA where he and his husband Walter raise Dexter Cattle on their small hobby farm.

Member at Large - Bonnie Miller, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Bonnie Miller shares her passion for veterinary technology as an associate professor at Great Bay Community College. She has worked in emergency and critical care, cardiology, surgery, and neurology. Bonnie is the acting New Hampshire state NAVTA representative and an advisor for the GBCC SCNAVTA Chapter. Bonnie enjoys spending time with her daughter Lilianna and her cat the amazing Meatball. 

Member at Large - Janine Graham, CVT

Janine obtained an RVT in 1996 through the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians. Janine brings vast experiences in Hospital Administration and technician experience in ECC, Internal Medicine, and Exotic Medicine to her role with the NHVTA. She has a particular interest in Continuing Education. Janine’s passion for veterinary medicine shows through to any technician that meets her.  Her strong beliefs and skills help her to teach and show new members to the field how to be passionate for what they do, and compassionate for those they serve.


Committee Chairs

Continuing Education Committee Chair - Meghan Dakin, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Meghan studied pre-veterinary medicine at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in the veterinary medical field for the past 16 years. She has been a CVT with the NHVTA since 2008 and became a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) in 2017. Since then she has enjoyed speaking both nationally and internationally at symposia and conferences in addition to working in the ER, ICU, and surgery. Meghan has also served as an adjunct instructor for the veterinary technology program at Great Bay Community College. She is a Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) Ambassador and is a certified instructor of basic and advanced life support through the RECOVER Initiative. She is also passionate about small animal anesthesia and is a member of the North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society (NAVAS).