Meet your 2018-2019 Board
The new board is excited for this year! This year's board represents six different veterinary schools in the US. We look forward to continuing the NSVECCS legacy and hope to improve student involvement.
Trusten Moore- Our NSVECCS President
President: Trusten Moore
Western University College Of Veterinary Medicine
"As Forest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates; You never know what you’re gonna get.” The fast-paced, thrilling, and unexpected scenarios are what drove me to love emergency medicine and critical care. You truly never know ‘what you’re gonna get.’ Emergency clinicians must be well-rounded individuals and expect to face challenges every shift. Each patient is like solving a puzzle, but you must do it in a short amount of time. Another facet of this field of medicine that I enjoy is the interaction with the pet owners. It is during this time of need that I can be a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, and a catalyst in the journey of their beloved one’s treatment. I graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Animal & Dairy Sciences. I am now currently in my second year at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, California. During my free time, I enjoy singing, playing piano, guitar and saxophone, and exploring the beautiful state of California. After graduation, I hope to specialize in critical care. I am an advocate for veterinary medicine and thrilled to be given this opportunity! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Welcome to SVECCS! "
President Elect - Ashley Hopkins
Purdue University College Of Veterinary Medicine
Hello SVECCS members and fellow emergency medicine enthusiasts, my name is Ashley Hopkins and I am a 3rd year veterinary student at Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, Indiana. I am thrilled to be a part of SVECCS and a member of the NSVECCS executive board. I fell in love with emergency medicine during my time as an undergraduate. I had the fortunate opportunity during the last two years of my undergraduate education to work at a local small-animal emergency and specialty referral practice. The experiences I had at the ER were transformative in shaping my outlook on veterinary medicine and has been influential in shaping my career aspirations. Although it was daunting at first, I came to love the fast-pace environment, the complexity of the cases, and the challenges we faced as a team each night. I appreciated the growth I experienced not only in my technical skills, but in my “soft” skills as well. As an aspiring veterinarian, I cherish the lessons I learned in working within a team and in speaking to clients concerning often delicate and sensitive topics. I have loved my time serving on the executive board of NSVECCS and look forward to all the great things we will accomplish together!
Class of 2020
Secretary - Samantha Gans
Midwestern College Of Veterinary Medicine
Samantha attends Midwestern University in Arizona. She is interested in ECC, pain management, and organized veterinary medicine. She has one dog, 1 cat, Trixie and Nash, who both enjoy outdoor adventures. When she isn't studying, she enjoys hiking, archery, and reading.
Educational Director- Stephanie Kline
Oklahoma University School Of Veterinary Medicine
Bio: Hello SVECCS members! I am so excited to serve on the SVECCS Board! I immediately fell in love with the fast paced environment of emergency medicine while working at a clinic on nights and weekends. I have never experienced more challenges or more rewards! I love the endless diagnostic puzzles, the rush that comes with thinking on your feet, and the bond you feel when working with a team to save a beloved pet's life. Nothing can match the feeling of telling a concerned owner that their best friend is going to be ok! I like to say I took the "scenic" route to veterinary medicine, first earning my B.A. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology. But I've seen how my training can be an asset in this specialty for communicating with clients during tough cases. I am now a third year veterinary student at Oklahoma State University. I am a member of our emergency medicine and critical care club and love participating in the wet labs to improve my clinical skills. I also dedicate time to disaster response and shelter medicine. In my free time, I enjoy movies, dancing, and running. I just ran my first half marathon in over five years, without stopping! So proud! I look forward to serving all students interested in emergency and critical care medicine and hope to provide some great education opportunities!
Communications Director- Brett Montague
Kansas State College Of Veterinary Medicine
After joining SVECCS my first year of school here at Kansas State, I became our chapter's wet lab coordinator second year and then chapter president my third year. I'm well aware of how challenging leading your SVECCS chapter can be on top of everything else life has to throw at you, and that's why I wanted to serve on the National SVECCS Board-- so I could collaborate with our various chapters across the nation and help the future leaders of veterinary emergency and critical care to be as successful as I know they can be. My professional interests obviously are in emergency medicine and critical care, but I really want to be able to teach and learn every day and I am so grateful veterinary medicine allows me to do that. I am so excited about the next steps in my education and my future as a veterinarian!
Herdest Bethel- Lebel
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” Lyndon B. Johnson. Hello all fellow SVECCS members. I am your webmaster and I am here to serve you. I am a 3rd year Student at Ross University SVM, on the beautiful island of St.Kitts&Nevis. I have been an active member in our RUSVM chapter since a 1st year student, serving at any capacity. I enjoy Emergency and Critical Care medicine because of the challenge and the instantly fulfilling reward of helping our fur kids and their beloved owners. I've been fortunate enough to work in the ICU for a Specialty hospital and in a after hours emergency center all throughout my undergraduate career. I've learned a lot and I am committed to be a life long learner and a voice for our fur children and their owners.I am happy to be a part of the board and will strive to advance the involvement of like minded students.
SVECCS National Board Advisor:
Dr. Gary L. Stamp, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVECC