CACVT hosted former State Board President, Ron Carsten, DVM, PhD, CVA, CCRT, on December 6th from 630-8pm for a presentation on the Veterinary Practice Act and the State Board of Veterinary Medicine. Beginning January 1st, 2023, the Veterinary Practice Act includes veterinary technicians, and two veterinary technicians will be appointed to serve on the State Board of Veterinary Medicine. Click below to learn about technician regulation, regulation benefits, registration fees, and more! This event is worth 1.5 hours of non-medical CE and is now available on-demand! Register to watch the event below! 

About your speaker

Dr. Ron Carsten began his veterinary career as a certified veterinary technician. Those early experiences intensified his interest in veterinary medicine and lifelong learning.  Following completion of his veterinary technician training (AAS) he earned his BS, DVM, MS, and PhD.  He has held positions as a certified veterinary technician, surgical technician, associate veterinarian in mixed and small animal practices, and a small animal practice owner with extensive emergency services responsibility. As the first veterinarian in Colorado to actively advocate and apply principles of integrative veterinary therapy in practice, Dr. Carsten pursued post-doctoral training in acupuncture (certified), Chinese herbs, Western herbs, clinical use of nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals, homeopathy, manual therapies, pain management, canine rehabilitation (certified), and other modalities.

In addition to clinical practice, he has a wide range of teaching experiences as a conference and CE seminar speaker, college faculty, and National Cancer Institute faculty.  He has engaged in bench and clinical research as well as developing and coordinating clinical trials.  As an industry technical consultant he provided support services, educational programs, and developed clinically focused nutritional supplement products.  Dr. Carsten has published numerous articles reporting original research and clinical applications.  He writes a monthly integrative health care newspaper column for the Glenwood Post Independent.  Community and professional service activities include scientific journal reviewer, founder of Colorado Animal Rescue in Glenwood Springs, and activity on numerous committees, commissions, and boards including the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine.