Adrienne Kruzer, RVT, LVT

Adrienne A. Kruzer, RVT

Adrienne Kruzer is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), and Level 2 Fear Free Certified professional who has worked with opossums, skunks, ferrets, hedgehogs, chinchillas, reptiles, amphibians, a variety of bird species, coati, foxes, sugar gliders, flying squirrels, degus, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, rats, gerbils, pot bellied pigs, dogs, cats, and more for over a decade.

She currently lives with a Pomeranian (Abby), two rescued leopard geckos (Cosmina and Pineapple), and a rescued Bengal cat (Calypso), along with her husband in South Carolina.


  • Credentialed Veterinary Technician since 2007
  • 15+ years experience working professionally with pets
  • Contributed pet health content to The Spruce for 10+ years 
  • Fear Free Level 2 Certified professional
  • R.A.C.E. approved presenter
  • Published articles in the NAVTA Journal and Finnish Herpetological Society Journal


Adrienne has worked at several multi-doctor, AAHA accredited, modern animal hospitals over the course of 15+ years, fulfilling many roles, including management, trainer, head tech, and more. She has also worked with a veterinary pharmaceutical company, educating animal clinics on how to use anesthetic drugs safely. She currently works for a veterinary nutritional supplement company, training staff, consumers, and veterinary professionals around the country on pet nutrition.

Adrienne lectures on various pet topics, especially nutrition and exotic pet care, and has presented around the country. She is even a R.A.C.E. approved presenter for veterinary technicians and veterinarians so she is able to offer continuing education credits at her presentations to these veterinary professionals.


Adrienne passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam in 2007 to be awarded her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Ohio, passed the state examination to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of North Carolina in 2016, passed the state examination to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of South Carolina in 2019, and completes several hours of continuing education courses each year to stay up-to-date on medical advancements. In 2016, she became a Fear Free Certified professional, and in 2017, she became a Level 2 Fear Free Certified professional.

Awards and Publications

  • Contributed tips and photos to the Veterinary Technician magazine
  • Authored an article titled "Psittacine Self-Mutilation" that was published in the 2009 winter issue of the NAVTA Journal
  • Authored an article titled "Reptiles in the Veterinary Office" that was published in the Finnish Herpetological Society's journal
  • Selected as a case report finalist with NAVTA in 2015
  • Presented on pancreatic disease in a pet skunk at an international veterinary conference (the NAVC).

Expertise: Domestic and exotic animal care
Education: Baker College
Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina
Title: Senior Veterinary Product Technical Specialist

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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