Laurel graduated from the veterinary technician program at the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1979. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Laurel spent several years in a small animal clinic where she was able to develop her clinical skills and passion for dentistry. She joined the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota in 2013. Laurel is one of less than one hundred CVTs worldwide to be a Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in Dentistry. Laurel’s professional interests include:
- Passionate about educating fellow technicians about veterinary dentistry. Often speaks at national and local conferences, and frequently conducts in-hospital education seminars.
- Helping with endodontic procedures that can save an important tooth for your pet.
- Assisting with the improvement of malocclusions by means of interceptive orthodontics or orthodontic movement.
- Volunteers periodically at The Wildcat Sanctuary.