THE ANGEL, April 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – VCA Veterinary Clinics’ Jessica M. Sewell, BAS CVT LVT RVT, was appointed by Georgia governor Brian Kemp to serve on the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine. Sewell is the first Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) to serve in this position and role. VCA, part of Mars Veterinary Health, helps care for 4 million pets a year.
Board members work to oversee veterinary medicine practice by regulating licensees and promoting professional standards.
“Jessica puts her heart into her work and continuously shows her commitment to advancing and supporting the veterinary profession Georgia Community “said Marie guy, DVM, MPH, DACVIM, DACVECC and Chief Medical Officer for VCA. “Your appointment to the board signals a growing appreciation for the role of technicians in providing the best veterinary care. Our VCA family is so proud of them.”
Jessica has been part of VCA since 2005 and has spent time in the emergency, specialty, and general medicine sectors. She is currently the Regional Technician Director for VCA’s South Atlantic Group.
In addition to her new role as a director of the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine, Jessica is currently the Vice President of the Georgia Veterinary Technician & Assistant Association (GVTAA) and an active member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) and the Wellness Committee of Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA). She was also one of five veterinary technicians on the Input Group of the Veterinary Technicians Board of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Her term begins this month and she will join the current members of the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine: Beckey Malphus, DVM (President); Cuevas-Espelid, DVM (Vice President); Matthew BradleyDVM; Larry CorryDVM; William Alexander WrightDVM; and Mr. Thomas Culpepper (Consumer member).
Said Jessica of the role, “It’s a great honor to be the first Registered Veterinary Technician to be named Georgia Board of Veterinary Medicine. This is a big deal for our church in Georgia and in the US I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to develop our profession. “
About VCA veterinary clinics
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal clinics in the United States. Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated, and compassionate veterinarians to provide pets with the best possible medical care. Of these, over 600 are medical specialists who are experts in areas such as internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, emergency and intensive care medicine, care and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals offers a full range of general practitioner services to help keep pets healthy, as well as specialized treatments when pets are sick. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health brand family, VCA is committed to the cause of Mars Petcare – A Better World for Pets ™