Adrienne Kruzer is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) 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.
- 15+ years working professionally with pets
- Registered Veterinary Technician since 2007
- Fear Free Level 2 Certified professional
- Published articles in the NAVTA Journal and Finnish Herpetological Society Journal
- Professional public speaker
Adrienne has worked at several multi-doctor, AAHA accredited, modern animal hospitals over the 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 and currently works for a veterinary nutritional supplement company training staff, consumers, and veterinary professionals on pet nutrition.
While in college, she 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.
Adrienne also lectures on various pet topics, especially nutrition and exotic pet care, and has presented on various pet topics in Ohio, Florida, and South Carolina. 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, in South Carolina.
Always an avid animal lover, Adrienne earned her Associate of Arts in 2006 and her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Cuyahoga Community College, one of the top veterinary technician colleges, in 2007. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Baker College.
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 professional and in 2017 she became a Level 2 Fear Free Certified professional.
Adrienne's Awards and Publications
Adrienne 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 Kruzer, RVT