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Andrea & David

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Andrea Crabtree, BS, CVPM, SPHR, PHRca, CCFP
Andrea is a SoCal native. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Animal Health Science in 2004. She became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2011, received her California Professional in Human Resources in 2017, and accomplished her Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in 2019. She became a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional in 2019. In January of 2016, Andrea received the SoCal VMA Paraprofessional of the Year Award. She is currently the owner of FurPaws Consulting in CA where she works with business owners and managers to develop their leadership teams as well as to expand and develop their business.  
Andrea also stays busy with public speaking at a variety of veterinary events, doing what she loves - teaching, coaching, and training. She has presented at Orange County, Los Angeles, South Bay, and San Diego Manager’s Group Meetings, as well as CVS Spring Forum. She has lectured at VCA AVCC Annual Wet Lab, ASEC’s Annual Symposium, FurPaws Training Symposiums, and Oklahoma Veterinary Conference. She has also published in Veterinary Team Brief. Her passion for veterinary medicine also keeps her busy with SoCal VMA events and the local Manager’s Group she co-founded. She is a member of SoCal VMA, VHMA, and VetPartners. 


David Liss is a distinguished veterinary business leader holding an MBA, the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) and Professional in Human Resources certifications. David has served as the ER Department Manager and Hospital Manager of two different 24-hour veterinary practices and led the Platt College Veterinary Technology Program as the Program Director. In a past life, David was a veterinary technician specialist working on the floor as an ER-ICU Technician for more than 10 years. Winner of the Speaker of the Year award at WVC and the RVT of the Year Award from the Southern California Vet Medical Association, David enjoys presenting to veterinary teams and has done so internationally since 2009. David currently is the Regional Operations Director for Amerivet Veterinary Partners Management and resides in Los Angeles, CA. 

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