Jennifer Serling, MVEd, RVT, CVT, BVSc


Jennifer Serling has been a credentialed veterinary technician since 1992.  Her specialty is in large animal nursing however her vast experience encompasses all facets of veterinary medicine. She has been a veterinary technician educator since 2007 and was the program director for a veterinary technician school in Tucson Arizona for 11 years prior to joining the faculty at Appalachian.

Serling has written two veterinary technician textbooks for Bluedoor Publishing on pharmacology and large animal medicine and nursing, as well as contributed to several others. In addition to teaching and writing, she is a firm believer in giving back to the community and serves on the board of directors for three animal welfare and rescue groups as well as donating her time to several veterinary charity events throughout the year.

Serling is a nationally recognized speaker delivering engaging talks on large animal medicine as well as veterinary technology education. She is the current President for the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE). She is also a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Specialists in Education (AVTSE) and holds the advanced certification of Veterinary Technician Education Specialist (VTES).

She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona with her dog and cat as well as two grown human boys. 


  • Masters in Veterinary Education, Lincoln Memorial University
  • Advanced Certification of Veterinary Technician Education Specialist (VTES)
  • B.S. Veterinary Science from the University of Arizona 
  • A.S. Veterinary Technician program, Penn Foster College

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Title: Interim Director, Veterinary Technology
Department: Rural Resilience and Innovation

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6320