Natalie Herring LVT, President

Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware
New Castle, Delaware

Natalie Herring attended Delaware Technical and Community College where she earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2002.  After working at other veterinary practices through college she began working at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware.  She had worked in several different specialties but quickly found her passion for ophthalmology.  She has spent the last 13 years in the ophthalmology department and is currently the Ophthalmology Nursing Supervisor.  Natalie has been a member of VOTS for 13 years.  She started her first of two years as VOTS President in October 2011 and was re-elected for another 2 year term in 2013 and again in 2015.  Natalie is also a member of NAVTA and the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association.  Natalie is not only the President of VOTS but she is the current president of the VOTS credentialing commitee as well.

Natalie is married and has a 2 1/2year old daughter.  She enjoys spending time with her family and practicing agility with her "furry baby" Kairi, a 9 year old lab mix.

 


Brooke Powers LVT, Vice President

Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware
New Castle, Delaware

Brooke Powers attended The Community College of Baltimore County where she earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2006.  She had worked in a general practice for 9 years before joining the Ophthalmology team at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware in 2008.  She worked part time in the Internal Medicine and Emergency departments before becoming full time in Ophthalmology.  She also teaches a Veterinary Assistant program at Cecil County College in Maryland part time.  Brooke is also a member of NAVTA.  She began her first of two years as VOTS Vice President in October 2011 and was re-elected for another 2 year term in 2013 and in 2015.

Brooke has a horse and rides as much as possible.  She also has 2 cats, Hallie, a domestic short haired who was bottle fed as a baby and is still the "baby" at 10 years old, and Vixen, a 2 year old DSH who she adopted from the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware.  Brooke also has an adorable blind Rat Terrier named Solo that she rescued.   

 


Christina (Tina) Adams CVT, Treasurer

Eye Care for Animals
Gilbert, Arizona

Tina Adams received her tech license in 2012 after completing the Veterinary Technology 2 year program at Anthem College in Phoenix. She got her foot in the veterinary door by taking a job at a spay and neuter clinic in Scottsdale for 10 months during school where she developed skills in surgery and rescue medicine. Halfway through tech school she took a job at a general practice, where she honed the bulk of her tech skills. After two years, she had learned all that she could and was ready for a new challenge. She always knew her career path would lead her into specialty and was surprised when Ophthalmology fell into her lap. Thinking she would become bored and move on from the practice soon, she was shocked to discover how intricate the world of animal eyes was! Now there is no turning back. She has been an ophthalmology technician for 2 years now and can’t see herself doing anything else. She is extremely excited to have joined the VOTS registrar and board, and is very dedicated to the advancement of ophthalmology as a profession for technicians.

Tina is married with a 7 year old daughter. Her personal pets include 2 dogs: Harley (Lab/Dane Mix) and Mama (an old Staffordshire), 4 cats: Baby (a 15 year old diabetic dilute calico that she has had most of her life), Cooper (her husband’s cat, they tolerate each other), Bamboo (a one-eyed sable Burman), Kittens (her daughters black cat), and of course her 2 bipedal primates: Adam (husband) and Brenna (daughter).

 


Andrea Reid, Secretary

BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Tampa, Florida

Andrea Reid began working at a general practice veterinary hospital in 2003 as a veterinary assistant.  She has worked her way up at various other clinics, including 3 years with an ophthalmologist. She started working in the ophthalmology department in 2013 at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners and received her CVT in 2015, where she has stayed and can’t see her self working in any other department.  Andrea was a member of VOTS in 2008-2010 and 2013 to present.  She was elected in 2015 as VOTS Secretary for a 2 year term.

Andrea lives in St Petersburg, Florida with her husband Dan, 3 Italian Greyhounds (Rowdy, Twitch and Chunk) and 1 Dachshund (Mocha).