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Meet Courtney Waxman, MS, CVT, RVT, VTS (ECC)

Courtney has spent over 15 years working in emergency and critical care medicine. She has previously held both supervisory and training positions in the clinical setting. She has been a RECOVER BLS and ALS Instructor and Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care since 2017.

Courtney has been providing RACE CE nationally and internationally on ECC topics since 2016, speaking at over 60 conference events. She has also been published in veterinary technician/nursing journals in the US, UK, and Canada and is a contributing author for two textbook chapters. 

Veterinary Nurse Consulting was created in 2018 as a way to share her passion of emergency and critical care with veterinary healthcare teams. She believes in providing education and training with a purpose in order to elevate the standards of patient care and better serve the veterinary community.

Let's work together to advance your veterinary team. Contact Courtney today to learn more!

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Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Expertise

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Practice Consultation

If your looking to refine your hospital's organization, let's get in touch to discuss how I can help you implement better systems for your practice. This could include creating an emergency receiving area, improving your treatment area's flow, evaluating staff scheduling to improve coverage, discussing how to take a team approach to communication strategies, and auditing of medical records for appropriate record keeping, nursing care, and capturing of services rendered.

Continuing Education

Continuing education is a professional development requirement for all veterinary professionals. I strongly believe in elevating staff professional growth and learning, which is why I became a RACE Provider (#1271). As an educator and national/international conference speaker, I enjoy teaching and connecting with veterinary technicians/nurses to improve their knowledge about emergency and critical care related topics. Rather than send your staff to a conference event, I can provide a customized RACE-approved learning experience in-house for your team. Get in touch to learn more about scheduling a CE event.

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Training & Development

My services are customized to meet the specific needs of each veterinary team and practice. Training can be provided to learn about a new service your practice wants to implement, refresher information about technical and nursing skills and procedures, new hire skills checklists and assessment methods, and creation of standard operating procedures to improve nursing care standards and patient care. I work collaboratively throughout the entire training process to ensure thorough understanding of concepts and opportunities for practical application. Get in touch today to find out how I can help .

RECOVER CPR Certification

Learn how to be prepared to initiate life-saving CPR when the unthinkable happens. RECOVER stands for the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation and was established in 2012 in order to provide evidence-based guidelines regarding veterinary CPR. RECOVER created veterinary CPR certification in basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) and is available to the entire veterinary team. As a RECOVER Certified BLS and ALS Instructor, I can provide RECOVER BLS and ALS Rescuer certification to your team using a combination of didactic and simulation training. To learn more about the RECOVER initiative, visit To find out more about how certification works, get in touch.

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Pet First Aid Education

The veterinary industry is continuing to grow as pets are now considered part of the family. As such, client expectations are on the rise and so is their interest in learning how to better care for their pet in an emergency situation. If your clients are interested in learning about pet first aid, pet CPR, common pet emergencies, and how to create a first aid kit, get in touch.

Relief Shift Coverage

As an experienced RVT and ECC specialist, my advanced skill and knowledge means I'm ready to immediately join your team on the treatment floor. Whether you have regular open shifts that need filling, have staff vacation request that need to be covered, or are in need of coverage for maternity/paternity leave, I can help fill in scheduling gaps. Get in touch to find out my availability to address your staffing needs.

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"Wonderful speaker, knowledgeable, engaging. I really enjoyed the presentation."

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Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) 2018

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