Amy Morts

Veterinary Technician Veterinary Teaching Hospital

About Amy

I have always been an animal lover and from an early age, I knew I would work in veterinary medicine. I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah with my parents and older sister. We always had a dog in our house, sometimes more than one when I convinced my parents to let me foster or help with Guide Dogs for the Blind. Throughout high school, I volunteered with No More Homeless Pet in Utah and advocated for low-cost spay and neuter and humane treatment of feral cats. I also interned in a veterinary clinic where I got my first hands-on experience with veterinary medicine. I remember watching surgery and thinking the whole situation seemed crude and that it could be better. I wanted to go to veterinary school to advance medicine and make it safer and more accessible for everyone. After high school, I came to Colorado State University and graduated in 2013 with a BS in animal science and a BS in environmental health. Throughout my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to work summer jobs at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. I worked in radiology, CCU, and anesthesia. Anesthesia quickly became my passion! I love the challenge and the holistic nature of anesthesia. We need to understand physiology, pharmacology, and all the other veterinary specialties to perform our job safely. My career path shifted and as I grew to love working as a technician. We get to be more hands-on with patients while still providing exceptional care. Since deciding that being a vet tech was the best path for me, I have been pursuing an AAS online through San Juan College. I anticipate graduating in 2022 and sitting my board exam to become a Credentialed Veterinary Technician. When I’m not at work I love spending time with my two cats, two snakes, and two chickens. I also love spending time relaxing with my wife Annie and planning our next vacation!


                

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