Massachusetts Instructors

Brian Michaels CVT

Brian Michaels is a Certified Veterinary Technician that has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years, primarily in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine with interests also in Exotics and Wildlife Medicine. Currently he is pursuing his application for a Veterinary Technician Speciality Certification in ECC. He lives with his girlfriend, Jenn; his Son, Wyatt; and a menagerie of pets including 4 dogs, 3 cats, 3 rabbits and many others.

Jennifer Hurteau CVT

Jenn became a certified dog trainer in 2003, since then she has trained countless owners how to better communicate with their dogs to form working partnerships of all types. She has a strong interest in behavioral modification and giving dogs a “job”, making their brains work – so less dogs end up in shelters  and stay in loving homes. Jenn is also a certified veterinary technician, working primarily in Emergency and Critical Care for the last 7 years. Jenn finds her time in ECC most rewarding when she is able to share her knowledge and skills with younger technicians and her peers.  When she’s not working Jenn can be found with her horse on her parents farm. She lives with her boyfriend: Brian, son: Wyatt, and herd of critters in southern Massachusetts.

Jaime Maher CVT, VTS(ECC)(Anes)

Jaime has been working as a certified veterinary technician for over 15 years.  She is an active member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists and the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians, through which she is recognized globally as a veterinary technician specialist in both anesthesia and emergency/critical care.  Training and education are near and dear to Jaime’s heart, providing skilled and practical guidance as an anesthesia and ECC trainer, consultant and speaker.  She is also a published author in ECC and anesthesia related topics.  In addition to working as a surgery and anesthesia technician, Jaime is also an instructor for ProTrain’s veterinary assistant course, getting back to basics for those interested in pursuing a career in veterinary nursing.  Jaime is certified in Basic CPR and Life Support through the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society RECOVER Initiative.

Michael MacCurtain

Michael works full time as paramedic/firefighter for the town of whitman. He is a graduate of animal behavior college’s school for dog trainers. He has taken classes in temperament testing and k9 scent work. He has earned titles in A.K.C rally and k9 scent work. Michael is certified A.K.C good citizen evaluator. He volunteers with a few local rescue organizations working with dogs that have behavioral issues. Michael and his wife are the proud owners of five rings pet resort.