CVPM, CVT, Hospital Administrator
Karen has worked in the veterinary field for over 27 years, all of which have been at Norton Animal Hospital. Having received an Associates Degree in Arts from the Community College of Rhode Island, a certificate in Veterinary Dental Technology, and an award in small animal nutrition, Karen is Hospital Administrator and Head Veterinary Technician. She received her CVT license in Veterinary Technology. Karen has completed an intensive management program, the Veterinary Management Institute (VMI). VMI is offered through Purdue University’s Executive Education Department in the Krannert School of Management and the American Animal Hospital Association. Upon completing this intense program, Karen received a certificate in veterinary practice administration in addition to 72 hours of graduate-level management education. After much hard work and dedication to the veterinary profession, Karen as received her CVPM – certification in veterinary practice management. This title is given to members of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association that have completed the application process and have successfully passed the comprehensive exam.
When she is not working at the hospital, Karen and her husband, Dave, travel the world riding roller coasters. They have been on over 650 different roller coasters in North America and Europe!
She also enjoys photography, cooking, collecting music and movies. Her beloved pets are 3 cats (Jodie, Ella and Annie), a Brussels Griffon named Jasper, and a Conure (Elphie).