National SVECCS

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San Antonio, TX 7825




Introducing NSVECCS 2021-2022

The new board is excited for this year! This year's board proudly represents 5 different veterinary schools in the US. We look forward to continuing the NSVECCS legacy and hope to improve student involvement.  

President - Billie Ciotti 
Midwestern University
I thought I was interested in emergency medicine while I worked in clinics back home (Yuma, AZ). Back home, our closest ER clinics were in Phoenix, AZ or San Diego, CA; so we frequently saw emergency cases for stabilization and did the best we could with our “small town” clinic capabilities. When I moved to Chandler, AZ I started working overnights in an emergency and specialty hospital; that is when I knew ER was for me. Much like the fast-paced nights I enjoy working, I took a speedy route to veterinary medicine. I’ve known I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a little girl, it wasn’t until I was given opportunities that I really knew it was for me. I started in shelter medicine when I was 12 years old; quickly found myself working in veterinary clinics and loving what I was doing. What I lacked from not having an undergraduate degree, I made up for in experience. I am now a second year veterinary student at Midwestern University.  I’m an active officer in several of my clubs including my SVECCS chapter, and my passions include emergency and critical care, client education, and teaching. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend Seth and our three pets: Maisie (Pitbull), Kira (Boxer), and Kanoa (Calico). I couldn’t be where I am today without their love and support.

Vice President - Isabelle Kendall
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Hello all! My name is Isabelle Kendall and I am the NSVECCS’ Vice President. I am in the Class of 2023 at the Virginia-Maryland College of Vet Med. My career goal is to own a mixed animal practice one day. I spent the year before vet school working at a 24-hour emergency animal hospital where I became interested in ER medicine. I hope to be able to incorporate emergency medicine and critical care in my future practice. Outside of veterinary medicine, my interests include basketball, baking and environmental conservation. Thank you for this opportunity to be your Webmaster. I am very excited to serve you on the NSVECCS board!

Secretary - Samantha Eisner
Western University of Health Sciences CVM
Hello, my name is Samantha Eisner and I am NSVECCS' Secretary for 2021-2022! I'm currently a second year at Western University of Health Sciences CVM where I am the President of the SVECCS chapter. Before vet school I completed my Bachelor in Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, and worked as a veterinary technician. My interests include Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Holistic methods of care. When not studying or in class I like to watch Netflix, rock climb, go to Disneyland, and hang out with my dog-child, Lexi. I enjoy Emergency and Critical Care because of the fast-pace and how every new case is like solving an exciting puzzle. I'm so excited to serve as your NSVECCS Secretary this year!

Communications Director - Caitlin Holly
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin and I'm serving as the 2021-2022 Communications Director. I'm a member of the class of 2022 at the University of Florida with interests in small animal emergency care, shelter practice, public health, accessibility of veterinary care, political advocacy, and information literacy. Before veterinary school, I worked as an emergency veterinary nurse and fell in love with urgent and critical care. I learned so much in a short span of time and found the pace and unpredictability refreshing. While I may not spend my entire career in emergency medicine, it will always be one of my passions. In my free time, I'm an avid writer and enjoy playing video games with my cat nearby. Thank you for the opportunity to serve on the board! 

Education Director - Ashley Genetti
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Hi Everyone! My name is Ashley Genetti and I’m your NSVECCS’ Education Director this year. I am currently a third-year student at Dick Vet in rainy Scotland, where I am currently the SVECCS chapter president. I have been interested in emergency medicine since becoming an EMT and saving someone who was shot in the chest outside of my house when I was 19 years old. My interests in Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) include trauma, toxicology, and CPR RECOVER guidelines. After vet school, I plan to specialize in ECC and hope to one day work in a teaching hospital where I can help sculpt the next generation of veterinarians. When we are all on the same continent, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and our two dogs, Nero and Panzer (frenchies).

Webmaster - Cynthia Johnson
University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine 

Greetings everyone! My name is Cynthia Johnson and I will be the NSCVECC Webmaster this year. I am currently a third year clinical student at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, where my love for Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) was enhanced after joining SCVECCS. During the 2020-2021 school year, I was the SCVECCS president and I am very excited to complete my ECC externships throughout my clinical years. What excites me the most about ECC is how you never know what is going to come through the doors and the ability to help pet owners in difficult situations. Although my plans for after veterinary school are still to be determined, my hope is to incorporate ECC into my career either through specializing, completing a mentorship program, or providing relief work. When I am not doing schoolwork, I enjoy reading, going to the gym, or simply spending time with my boxer mix (Hope) and domestic shorthair (Savannah).