Karen Talbott, CVT, LVT, RVT, Fear Free studied biomedical science at Texas A&M. She later returned to school at Cedar Valley College to study veterinary technology. She is a 2020 graduate from Tarleton State University with a degree in veterinary practice management. Currently, she is graduate student at Tarleton State University studying management. She plans to obtain her CVPM upon graduation.
She has worked in the veterinary field since 1989 in a variety of venues including private practice, shelter medicine, specialty practice, emergency medicine, academia, and corporate medicine. Karen has special interests in anesthesiology, training and development, and practice management. One of her greatest passions is helping others achieve their goals in the field. She has taught at the University of Texas at Arlington and Linn Benton College in Albany, Oregon.
Her desire to see the profession move forward led her to serve on the technician association boards in both Texas and Oregon. She currently serves on the CE and licensure committees for NAVTA.
In her spare time, Karen works with her service cat, Raider, to help train other rescue cats to become diabetic alert cats. They also visit diabetic children in the hospital as well children in hospice care. Also, she enjoys drawing and painting. Recently, she has begun Deck Diving Competition with her puppy. During football season, she is a devoted Texas A&M Aggie fan.
Recently, Karen and her husband, Eric, relocated to the Greater Fort Worth area with their Brittany puppy and four very spoiled feline sons. They also have two grown daughters and twin grand babies.