Animal Medical Center appoints inaugural chief veterinary technician

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

“I am honored to join Animal Medical Center as the hospital’s first senior veterinary technician and I look forward to advancing AMC’s mission to provide the absolute best care for animals,” said Mavros in a prepared statement.

Mavros will be responsible for managing the veterinary technician staff and related patient care services, including overseeing nursing staff, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and clinical trainers. She will also ensure compliance with patient care safety standards, promote professional growth of LVTs and veterinary assistants, manage and evaluate patient care quality improvement across all services, and help strategically plan 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 Senior Manager will add tremendous value to Animal Medical Center. Our technicians are the backbone of our hospital and Jackie is passionate about raising their roles to deliver the best possible service to our patients As our industry continues to evolve, her forward thinking will ensure that our technicians play a key role in not only running the hospital but also running the veterinary industry. 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, AMC, in a prepared statement.

Mavros comes to AMC with over 15 years of experience as an LVT and manager. She previously served as General Care Supervisor, Intensive Care Unit and Oncology at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, New York, and led a staff of 65 veterinary technicians and assistants. Mavros also worked as an LVT at Corner Animal Hospital in Setauket, New York, and directed the surgical services of the North Shore Animal League of America, based in Port Washington, New York.