Clinical Services offered at Ryan Veterinary Hospital are augmented by an elite team of certified veterinary technicians. Each department offers its technicians the opportunity to specialize their skills in an area of veterinary medicine.
Why is certification important?
A certified veterinary technician has gone through an accredited college and obtained state certification to practice. In order to maintain credentialed status, veterinary technicians are obligated to complete continuing education as determined by their state’s Board of Veterinary Medicine.
Other synonymous credentials are LVT and RVT, licensed and registered respectively. The type of credentials issued is dependent on which state a veterinary technician becomes credentialed in. In Pennsylvania veterinary technicians become certified, in New York veterinary technicians are licensed.
Rosemary Lombardi, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Director, Veterinary Technicians, Ryan Hospital
Joining Penn Vet in 1991, Rosemary Lombardi rose through the ranks to become director of Ryan’s veterinary technical staff.
A passionate supporter of patient and nursing advocacy, she supervises, oversees, and mentors all Ryan veterinary technicians. She is renowned nationally for her supervisory and advanced nursing skills, and won the prestigious Penn Models of Excellence Award.