Meet your 2017-2018 Board
President: Daisy Spear
Class of 2018
Like others who are attracted to ECC, I'm drawn to the variety and uncertainty of emergency medicine. However, much more importantly, I feel a compelled to be there for pets and their people on possibly one of the worst days of their lives. I want to know that I can make a difference, ease their burden, even if it's only in a small way. This is really what gratifies me when I work in Emergency. I believe whole-heartedly in the power of the Human-Animal Bond and I want to work to preserve and support that throughout my career, wherever I am.
I'm a Smith College alum, now in Vet School at Tufts University and loving every minute I get to work in the ER! I can't wait to join such an incredible profession in 2018 and work with all of the wonderful vets I've met and studied with.
Vice President: Trusten Moore
Western University College of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2020
Secretary: Erica Iturraran
Oklahoma State University
I love the fast pace challenge that ECC medicine has to offer. When I first arrived to veterinary school at St. George’s University, SVECCS, was the first club I joined. I love all the opportunities to gain hands on experiences and mentors within the ECC society and I encourage all to take part! As for myself I am now a student at Oklahoma State University, Class of 2019. I plan to continue my active role in SVECCS and spread the joy that comes with being involved J. On my free time I love doing anything outdoors and active, especially with my dog, Juno. Feel free to contact me anytime and hope you enjoy SVECCS as much as I do!
Education Director: Anastasia Lucignani
St. George's University
Class of 2019
ECC is a spontaneous and challenging field that reveals your true aptitude, self-confidence and efficiency and inspires you to think outside the limits. As people, and especially as doctors, I believe we should all strive to effectively share these qualities with each other to strive towards progress in everything that we do. As a SVECCS member, it is my objective to contribute to a positive, innovative and educational impact, to make interpersonal connections, share and encourage learning opportunities and to develop my knowledge and skills by working as a team.
My first taste of the adrenaline rush that emergency and critical care medicine brings was during my studies at the Florida State University. I graduated with my B.S. in Animal Sciences and continued to gain exciting experiences at the University of Florida. I am currently pursuing my interests at the SGU School of Vet. Med. and maintain an active role in both SVECCS and NSVECCS. Upon completion of my DVM, I plan to practice emergency and ambulatory medicine in mixed practices.
Communications Director: Ashley Hopkins
Class of 2020
Webmaster: Brittani Sexton
Class of 2018
I've been interested in the fast pace that the Emergency and Critical Care field brings for a while now. Working in an emergency clinic for many years, you realize that anything could walk through the door, and you need to be on your toes. I have been the secretary of my school's SVECCS chapter for the past few semesters and look forward to transitioning to the Webmaster of the National SVECCS board.
I graduated from Hiram college with a BA in Neuroscience and am currently an RVT in the state of OH. My interests include neurology, zoological veterinary medicine and disaster relief medicine. My long term goals include: board certification in Neurology and Zoological veterinary medicine, as well as a specialization in disaster relief.
SVECCS National Board Advisor:
Dr. Gary L. Stamp, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVECC