Dolores Galindo, CVT – OVTAA President


Dolores’ career in the Veterinary world began as a child. Growing up her family had cats, dogs, chicken, ducks, goats, hamsters, birds and fish. Her parents were both animal lovers so there was no hope in pursuing a career doing anything other than animal work. Dolores first started working in a small animal Veterinary Hospital in San Luis Obispo where she was a veterinary assistant and groomer trainee. After working at that clinic for 4 years she moved from from California to Scotts Mills Oregon. She began working right away in another small animal practice in Canby. She started school to become a certified veterinary technician in 1988 at Portland Community College. After graduating from PCC in 1990 Dolores immediately began working full time in a mixed animal practice. She is still employed at this hospital although it is now a small animal/exotic animal practice.

Dolores began working at PCC in the Veterinary Technology program in 1993.

She holds a deep passion for animal behavior, shelter medicine, geriatric medicine, the human animal bond and teaching. Dolores is facinated by anesthesiology and hopes to hold a specialty in this area one day! And maybe a specialty in animal behavior!

From 2003 to 2011 Dolores held an appointment with the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board where she was the first Veterinary Technician in the State of Oregon to hold this appointment. Every second of every meeting was important to her as she represented CVT’s and Veterinary Assistants in Oregon.

In her spare time, she endulges in her family. She is a mother with 3 sons and a daughter, 2 granddaughters, 6 grandsons, many critters and a very supportive husband! She has as love of organic gardening, cooking and sewing. She has a passion for working with beads and is an aspiring muscian currently studying guitar, voice and piano. She loves her hamsters (5), cats (4), dogs (5), and tortoises (4)!

One thought on “President

  1. Dear Dolores,
    My name is Meredith Hanson and I am a veterinary technologist. I have obtained a teaching position at Linn Benton Community College (Albany campus), in the veterinary assistant program. I am in charge of re-organizing the program to meet NAVTA’s requirements. I would like to work closely with OVTAA in our pursuit/goals with the program and to promote veterinary assistant education and their role. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.

    Best Regards,
    Meredith Hanson BS, CVT


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