Veterinary Technician/Nurse specialist - LAM, Educator- Author- Cannabis expert

About me


Jan 15th SoCal Vet Hospital Managers Association

Jan 18-22nd VMX (Speaker of the Year)

Jan 23rd Live webinar with Canine Arthritis Resources and Education

Jan 28th The Webinar Vet

Feb 9th Canadian Association of Cannabinoid Vet Medicine

Feb 16-19th WVC

Feb 27-29th VVMA, VALT (Key Note)

Mar 7th Oregon VMA Meeting

Mar 13-15th Cornell SCVMA

Mar 24th NJVMA

Apr 2-6 BSAVA – UK

Apr 20-22nd Austin Vet Show

Apr 24-26th CACVT Symposium

Apr 26th-27th American Oil Chemists and Nutrition Conference

May 13-14th Chicago Vet Show

Jun 11-12th ACVIM

Jun 13th Anesthesia and Analgesia Cert Course

Jun 18-21st Pacific Vet Conference

Aug 14-16th PVMA- Hershey

Sep 10-13th Colorado VMA

Sep 24-27th South West Vet Symposium

Oct 23-26th Wild West Vet Show

Oct 28-30th Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds

Nov 7-8th New York Vet Show

Nov 13-17th London Vet Show

Red font indicates cancellation due to COVID-19

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Eliza Bliss-Moreau

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Stephen originally started college to become a registered human nurse but did not enjoy working with humans as patients. Instead Stephen became an RVT and then obtained certification as a Surgical Research Anesthetist through the Academy of Surgical Research followed by the designation of a Registered Laboratory Animal Technician through the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science soon after. Most recently he became one of the first Veterinary Cannabis Counselor Specialists in the country while continuing to educate veterinary professionals on safe and effective use of cannabis in the clinical setting, and one of a handful of Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioners in the country. Stephen is the Executive Director for the Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, holding a Veterinary Technician Specialist certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM). He is currently employed at Stanford University and a private consultant. He occupies his remaining time writing, and is an award-winning international lecturer. He enjoys teaching and serves on advisory boards for local Vet Tech colleges, a key opinion leader for multiple pharmaceutical/device companies, COO for the Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds and Veterinary Cannabis Academy Facebook and webpages. Stephen was the 2020 Chair for the Committee of Veterinary Technician Specialties. He has served as the President for the Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians, Vice President for the California RVT Association and member at large for the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. He was also a column coordinator for one of Nature’s journals and is the primary editor for a textbook on cannabis therapy being published by Springer Nature.


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