Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association

PO Box 34
Cody, WY 82414




WyVTA Board of Directors 

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Taeha Collins, CVT

President@wyvta.org Association Information not covered by other board positions

Past President; Scholarship Cmte Chair

Melanie Beardsley, CVT

VicePres@wyvta.org VTA, VMA, and VMB/BVM representation and interaction as needed; SWAG

Vice President

Contact Taeha Collins, CVT

PastPres@wyvta.org Contact Taeha Collins at President@wyvta.org if you are interested in a CO-VicePresident position as soon as possible through December 31, 2024 to fulfill the vacant position. The CO-VicePresident will work with the previous VicePresident Tom Page to learn the ropes and assist with the Fall 2024 CE Event which is the major job description of this position. Tom has graciously offered to step in as CO-VicePresident through the end of 2024 until we elect a new VP at the Annual Meeting in September. This is a great way to ‘test drive’ this job!


Jessica Schinkel, AAS, CVT

Secretary@wyvta.org Newsletter, meeting minutes, official business letters

Membership & Certification

Elizabeth (Beth) Zima, CVT

CVT_Members@wyvta.org All information and questions regarding Active and Associate Membership and Certified Veterinary Technician credentialing


Kelly Ferguson, CVT; Fear Free Certified Professional

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Tosha Wilburn-Patterson, CVT

NAVTARep@wyvta.org All questions of a national credentialing nature and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America


Tia Schackelford, CVT


Tom Page, AAS, CVT


Nanette Walker Smith, MEd, RVT, CVT, LVT; Fear Free® ELITE Certified Professional; PCC

wyvta@wyvta.org Association Information not covered by other board positions; Press Releases; Promotional; Website & Facebook; Computer admin