NC Veterinary Technician of the Year
The award for North Carolina Veterinary Technician of the Year will be presented to a NCAVT member who has been an active member of the association, providing leadership and contributing to the association and the overall betterment of the industry.
Nominations Accepted: 9/1/2023 - 9/30-2023
The NCAVT Nomination Committee will review all nominations and a majority vote will determine the recipient. The North Carolina Veterinary Technician of the Year will be awarded in December 2021. The recipient of this award will receive complimentary membership to NCAVT for the following year and will be recognized by NCAVT.
2022 NC Veterinary Technician of the Year
We would like to announce and congratulate the recipient of the North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians Veterinary Technician of the Year award for 2022, Linda Chadwick, RVT.
Linda Chadwick, RVT was nominated for her leadership in the community, her mentorship to Registered Veterinary Technicians and Veterinarians at Operation Catnip, for her constant advocacy for a higher standard of care for her patients, and for her dedication to providing medical care for feral cats. “She is the epitome of what Veterinary Technicians are: compassionate, skilled, advocates, colleagues, mentors, and a positive voice for our profession.” - Susan Bray, RVT
Linda was presented with this accomplishment at the NCAVT 2022 Fall Conference this past weekend with an incredibly heartfelt and emotional speech by Susan Bray.
A Message from Linda:
Like most in the field, I have been an animal lover all my life and wanted to be a veterinarian. I graduated in 1999 from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in English, then after a couple of years of being in the non-veterinary general work force, I decided to go back to school and graduated in 2003 from CCCC with my RVT degree.
Most of my career has been in general practice, with a couple years in Internal Medicine at a local specialty hospital. I love everything about surgery and anesthesia, and of course feline medicine. Veterinary medicine means a lifetime of learning and adapting and I have truly enjoyed the journey!
I have volunteered with Operation Catnip for 20 years. The once monthly surgery clinic is the perfect way to volunteer my skills as an RVT to curb the overpopulation of feral cats. I wear many hats with OC- clinic supervisor, volunteer coordinator, trap coordinator, inventory manager, board member, and voucher assistant.
In my free time I love watching sports (football, basketball, and soccer) and cheering on the Tar Heels. You may even catch me at a homecoming game playing my saxophone with the Marching Tar Heels. I share a home with my husband Adam and 6 cats, most of whom were pulled from Operation Catnip or another TNR program.