RIVTA Executive Board

RIVTA is lead by a board of Certified Veterinary Technicians who volunteer their time. If you are interested in joining the RIVTA Board, please reach out to us at [email protected]

2024 RIVTA President 
New Website Developer
Newsletter Co-Editor
Certification Co-Chair

Kerry Walsh, CVT
New England Institute of Technology
NOMV Volunteer

RI Vet Tech of the Year 2022

"Not a pro web developer..."

Past President
Newsletter Co-Editor
Certification Co-Chair

Inaugural Recipient of the Catherine Holly Meritorious Service Award, 2023

  Cat Holly, CVT
Stonington Veterinary Hospital

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Vice President

Symposium Committee Chair
Educational Committee Member

Shalom Lima, CVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists



Bonnie Soule, CVT, VTS (Zoo)
Roger Williams Park Zoo




Educational Committee Chair

Christen Owen, CVT, LATG
Brown University


 Read Christen's bio!


 Legislative Committee Member

Tracy Olivieri, CVT
West Greenwich Animal Hospital

RI Vet Tech of the Year 2023


The Rare Male CVT

Legislative Committee Chair

Nicholas Raimondi, CVT
New England Institute of Technology



 Symposium Committee Member

Christine Ann Palmer, CVT
Veterinary Healing Arts
Coventry Animal Hospital


Read Christine's bio!


Coming soon: RIVTA Committee Members