Adrienne Kruzer is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) and Level 2 Fear Free Certified Practitioner 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.
Adrienne regularly attends advanced continuing education conferences around the country to keep her dual-state licenses active and has a passion for educating people about responsible pet ownership, pet nutrition, and care. She is proud to be a registered vet tech!
Adrienne has worked at multiple multi-doctor, AAHA accredited, modern animal hospitals in many roles including management, trainer, head tech, etc. She has also worked with a veterinary pharmaceutical company educating animal clinics on how to use anesthetic drugs safely as well as a veterinary nutritional supplement company training staff, consumers, and veterinary professionals on pet nutrition. While in college, Adrienne completed an internship where she was trained to handle and treat birds of prey and then spent five years volunteering at a raptor center helping to care for and rehabilitate birds of prey, songbirds, native reptiles, and small mammals. Much of her pocket pet knowledge was also acquired during her several years in management at a local pet store prior to college. She currently lives with two pomeranians (Frankie and Abby), two rescued leopard geckos (Cosmina and Pineapple) and two rescued Bengal cats (Calypso and Ares), along with her husband who especially loves reptiles and marine life.
She has contributed tips and photos to the Veterinary Technician magazine, wrote an article titled "Psittacine Self-Mutilation" that was published in the 2009 winter issue of the NAVTA Journal and had an article of hers called "Reptiles in the Veterinary Office" published in the Finnish Herpetological Society's journal. She was selected as a case report finalist with NAVTA in 2015 and presented on pancreatic disease in a pet skunk at an international veterinary conference (the NAVC). This case report was also published in the NAVTA Journal in the April/May 2015 edition. Adrienne also lectures on various pet topics, especially nutrition and exotic pet care, and has presented topics on ferrets and skunks in Ohio and Florida.
She earned her Associate of Arts with a concentration in Psychology and her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Cuyahoga Community College in 2007.
She 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 North Carolina state examination to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of North Carolina in 2016, and completes several hours of continuing education courses to stay current on medical advancements each year. In 2016 she became a Fear Free Certified Practitioner and in 2017 she became a Level 2 Fear Free Certified Practitioner.
Adrienne Kruzer, RVT
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