Minnesota Association of Vetrinary Technicians

Public Relations

Chair: Darcy Mattson

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I became involved with MAVT as a student member in 2000. I volunteered at the booth, proctored for speakers and “modeled” during the fashion show that used to take place during the convention social hour. In the past I was chair of the Public Relations and Scholarship (ne Education) committees. I am also a member of the Practice Act committee.




I have worked at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center since 1999. I love the diversity in the cases we see. Over the years I have worked in many areas of the hospital and am currently a float technician. This means I get to do a little bit of everything, which is great! My husband Randy and I have a rescue calico, Yiddo, and an Alaskan Malamute named Charlie (as in, “Charlie bit my finger”). In my free time I enjoy reading and playing video games. I’ve played the piano since I was seven years old and also love to hike, camp and spend time at our cabin or on the North Shore. Some day I hope to take up skijoring with Charlie but I’m still too scared to get up on skis behind him!




If you’re curious about MAVT make the jump and get involved! Attend a meeting or join a committee. The time commitment is not high and I really enjoy spending time with technicians around our state that I wouldn’t meet otherwise. And I promise we don’t bite.


I have been fortunate to serve the Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technician’s community in multiple ways over the last 10 years as Minneapolis area representative, past Vice Presidents and President. My 15 years in the field of veterinary medicine has been a great adventure, allowing me to be a part of the Raptor Center as an intern, Animal Emergency Veterinary Services, UMN VMC, and most recently as Faculty at Minnesota School of Business, in the Veterinary Technology Department.  Educating new Veterinarians and technicians is my passion, as well as developing continuing education events. When not volunteering my time for MAVT and doing outreach work I travel as much as possible!