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Harold Davis--2013 WVC Veterinary Technician Continuing Educator of the Year

May 2, 2013 - The Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) Education Committee has announced that Harold Davis, RVT, VTS, has been selected by attendees as the 2013 WVC Veterinary Technician Continuing Educator of the Year. Davis, who has worked at the University of California, Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) since 1982, is currently the VMTH staff Manager of the Emergency & Critical Care Service, and has been a driving force in continuing education for veterinary technicians nationally and internationally.

The WVC is the premier West Coast destination for veterinary continuing education. Held annually in Las Vegas, the conference provides comprehensive continuing education to veterinary professionals and related groups. Conference educators, who present state-of-the-art information, are nationally and internationally recognized and emerging authorities on veterinary medicine.

“We are grateful for Harold’s contributions to the success of our annual conference,” states Janis Knoetzel, WVC Scientific Program Manager. “We depend on talented professionals like Harold to fulfill our mission of providing excellence in continuing education.”

Davis has been a driving force in emergency and critical care for more than 30 years. Davis has been a member of the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society since 1982, and has served on their board since 1996. He was President of that board from 2008-2010, being the only technician to ever hold that office. Davis is Co-Founder of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians and a Charter Member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists.

“Being recognized as Educator of the Year by a national organization like the WVC attests to the hard work and long hours Harold has devoted to improving patient care while advancing his career,” states Dr. David Wilson, Director of the VMTH. “We couldn’t be more proud to have Harold as a member of our team.”

At UC Davis, he has been the lead organizer of the highly successful Back to School Veterinary Technician and Assistant Continuing Education Seminar. Davis has received several other awards throughout his illustrious career, and is the co-author of Monitoring of the Critical Care Patient, a critical care nursing book published in 2012.


Rob Warren
VMTH Communications & Marketing Officer