About the Author
Virginia “Ginny” graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College’s veterinary technology program in 1981 and began working in small animal hospitals as a credentialed technician, which continued until 2005. She began teaching at St. Petersburg College in 1995 and is currently an assistant professor where she teaches a variety of veterinary technology programs. Ginny has a master of science degree in psychology earned in 2007 from Walden University. She is a founding member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and a charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (AVBT). She earned her VTS in behavior credential in 2010 by serving on the organizing committee. Ginny now serves at the pleasure of the AVBT board as parliamentarian and works on the speaker committee for the Clinical Animal Behavior Conference as well as helping with the conference. She served on the Committee on Veterinary Technician Specialties from 2019 to 2020, representing the AVBT.