LARISA RESPONDEK, CVA
TEXAS VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION – AUSTIN, TEXAS
Larisa started out as a kennel assistant during college and discovered that she wanted to learn more about the veterinary world. She began volunteering at the clinic so she could learn blood draws, IV catheter placement, and anything else the lead technician would teach her. From there, she started her climb up the veterinary assistant ladder, from room assistant, to surgery assistant, to specialty work. She has been a practice manager, inventory manager, IT, and everything in between. In 2017, she became the director of credentialing for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, where she enjoys helping veterinary hospitals become stronger in their team members and team support. In her spare time, she likes to travel and watch her kids play sports.