Veterinary Relations Specialist
Ms. Markland currently holds the position of Veterinary Relations Specialist and is located in Peoria, Arizona. Linda has been involved with the veterinary profession for over 40 years. Her experiences are extremely diverse and broad, ranging from small animal clinical practice to corporate and educational positions, with a special interest in practice management. She has also run her own consulting business where she worked with pet stores, breeders, and veterinary hospitals to improve the quality of service that they provide to their clients and customers. In her spare time, Linda is a past Chair of the CVMA RVT committee. She is also a member of CVMA, the Allied Industry Committee, SCVMA, SCVMA Para Professional Association, CARVTA, NAVTA, VHMA, AVTE, and Pacific Veterinary Conference Committee where she acts as a chair for the practice management tract. She is also a member of VetPartners, where she is a member of the Program Committee. She was the President of the Orange County Technician Association for five years. She enjoys speaking to technicians and hospital teams on a variety of subjects, including pet insurance, team building, and leadership. She has guest lectured at the Professional Veterinary Assistant School, teaching all levels of the program, including the alternate-route program preparing Veterinary Technicians for eligibility to sit for the RVT exam. In 2012, she won the CVMA Outstanding RVT in Non-Private Practice and the Board of Governors renamed the award the Linda Markland Award thereafter. In 2015, Linda received the SCVMA Paraprofessional of the Year Award, 2016 she received the VHMA President's Award and in 2017 she received a Special Recognition Award from WVC.