Victoria Elam, CVT VTS LAM- (Research Anesthesia)

Vicki graduated from Walter Reed Army Institute of Research as a Veterinary Animal Health Technician in 1978 and served in the Army as a veterinary technician until 1982.

Over her working career of 36 years, she has worked in private practice, Academia as an Instructional Assistant, Adjunct Instructor in local Veterinary Technician programs, as a surgical operating room technician at UW School of Veterinary Medicine, Surgery Anesthesia Technician at the National Primate Research Center and currently as a Research Specialist working with primates for the UW School of Medicine and Public Health in the Department of Psychiatry. Being involved in non-human primate research has allowed her to work with people from across the US, UK and travel to China to teach primate anesthesia and monitoring techniques.

She has been very active over the years in the WVTA as President and Fundraising Chair, a founding member and Secretary for the Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and a founding member of the VTS Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses serving as the IT/Webmaster Chair.