496. Nursing Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient
Director, Emergency/Critical Care | The University of Tennessee | Knoxville, Tenn.
Leslie has been a credentialed veterinary technician for more than 30 years. After graduating from the veterinary technology program at the State University of New York at Delhi in 1989, she joined the team at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Leslie enjoys the unpredictable nature of emergency and critical care work and the diverse caseload it provides, as well as teaching veterinary and technician students in the clinical and laboratory settings. A passionate advocate for the veterinary technician profession, Leslie is involved with her state technician association and NAVTA, sits on the advisory board of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative, and serves as a board member at large for the Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians and Nurses. She also serves as the vice chair of the Tennessee State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Leslie is a RECOVER CPR-certified instructor and also holds a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's in management and leadership.