Arizona Instructors

Margaret McLeod CVT

Margaret McLeod, a native of Arizona, attended Northern Arizona University and received her BS degree in Zoology. Margaret has over 25 years of experience as a Certified Veterinary Technician, including 16 years working in a busy, four doctor practice, servicing companion animals, pocket pets and exotic animals. Her experience included the privilege of working on big cats, birds of prey, ostriches,and llamas. Following her time as a Technician, Margaret was an instructor in a Veterinary Technology Program for 7 years, teaching the entire curriculum for both first and second year students. Volunteering has always been a special experience for Margaret. It began when she volunteered in a special needs classroom with 2 therapy dogs and has continued, with raising 5 puppies for service dog organizations and helping at a birds of prey rehabilitation facility.Currently, Margaret and her dog Napa, visit the local children’s hospital, as well as being an active member of Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response. Margaret is also currently contracted as a Field Representative for Paws With a Cause,training clients and their service dogs.

Lynda Nesbitt

Lynda is an animal shelter director,  life-long pet owner and horsewoman. A native of MA., Lynda currently resides in AZ, where she shares a home with her husband, Mike Berry, as well as 10 rescue cats, 4 horses, one rescue dog and a flock of “adopted” chickens. Lynda holds a Master’s degree, as well as a certificate in Animal Shelter Medicine from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and a certificate in Animal Shelter Management from the University of the Pacific. Lynda also serves as board president of Pets In Need Action League, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide both pet food assistance and free spay/neuter services to the pets of financially disadvantaged residents of central AZ.