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Norma Mayo - Veterinary Technology Program

I graduated from NOVA with a degree in Animal Health Technology in 1986. I passed my boards and became a CAHT (now LVT) in 1986. My first job was in a small animal practice in Annandale, Va. I was able to use the many skills I learned at NOVA in the 11 years I worked at that practice. I was responsible for all in-house lab work, radiographs, dentals and anesthesia. I also met lots of very nice pet owners and shared my veterinary knowledge on a daily basis. I've been working at a specialty practice in Fairfax, Va. since 1997. I'm in the Surgery/Neurology department. My responsibilities include pre and post-op patient care, anesthesia, radiology, some lab work, client education and acting as a scrub nurse. I've had some very challenging anesthesia cases over the years. Our surgeons trust us to choose the best drugs and pain control for our patients. As an LVT at this practice, I have assisted with some interesting surgeries, I've assist one of our surgeons at a local zoo on many occasions and I traveled to Tanzania for a 10 day safari! I work with a great group of people (many are graduates of NOVA). We strive to provide the best possible care for our patients.