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- a person with a 2 to 4 year degree in veterinary technology, or a person that has met the standards to qualify per the California Veterinary Medical Boards credential requirements, and has passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination or Californias previous RVT credentialing exam.


Educator- Author- Innovator-Researcher-Veterinary Anesthesia/Analgesia and Cannabis Expert

About me
Stephen Niño Cital is a multi-credentialed veterinary technician specialist
with a passion for anesthesia, pain management, and cannabinoid
medicine. He has authored numerous articles and contributed to several
textbooks, including acting as the lead editor for the first cannabinoid medicine textbook, and the second edition of a pain management textbook expected to be released in 2024. He has many exciting professional highlights but some of his favorites include being part of the scientific team that discovered the acidic cannabinoid forms are absorbed in higher concentrations when consumed orally, discovered a common drug used in anesthesia causes a serious complication known as methemoglobinemia in monkeys, invented a smaller and more practical blood filter for animals during blood transfusions, and gained title protection for veterinary technician specialists. Stephen is the COO of the Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds, LLC, co-founder of the Veterinary Cannabinoid Academy, and Executive Director of the Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. He is a lab manager at Stanford University in the department of neurobiology in addition to the Chief Veterinary Nursing Officer and Director of the Pain and Cannabinoid Medicine services at Remedy Veterinary Specialists. Stephen is an advocate for credentialed veterinary technicians and veterinary technician specialists as well as the BIPOC community.

Things I support that you should too!


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