Arizona Instructors

Margaret McLeod CVT

Margaret McLeod, a native of Arizona, attended Northern Arizona University and received her BS degree in Zoology. Margaret has over 25 years of experience as a Certified Veterinary Technician, including 16 years working in a busy, four doctor practice, servicing companion animals, pocket pets and exotic animals. Her experience included the privilege of working on big cats, birds of prey, ostriches,and llamas. Following her time as a Technician, Margaret was an instructor in a Veterinary Technology Program for 7 years, teaching the entire curriculum for both first and second year students. Volunteering has always been a special experience for Margaret. It began when she volunteered in a special needs classroom with 2 therapy dogs and has continued, with raising 5 puppies for service dog organizations and helping at a birds of prey rehabilitation facility.Currently, Margaret and her dog Napa, visit the local children's hospital, as well as being an active member of Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response. Margaret is also currently contracted as a Field Representative for Paws With a Cause,training clients and their service dogs.

Lynda Nesbitt

Lynda is an animal shelter director,  life-long pet owner and horsewoman. A native of MA., Lynda currently resides in AZ, where she shares a home with her husband, Mike Berry, as well as 10 rescue cats, 4 horses, one rescue dog and a flock of "adopted" chickens. Lynda holds a Master's degree, as well as a certificate in Animal Shelter Medicine from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and a certificate in Animal Shelter Management from the University of the Pacific. Lynda also serves as board president of Pets In Need Action League, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide both pet food assistance and free spay/neuter services to the pets of financially disadvantaged residents of central AZ.


Bonnie Tormohlen, BA, CVT

Bonnie is a certified veterinary technician at a busy animal hospital in Show Low, Arizona where she is the head surgical and dental technician.  Giving special attention to her furry patients is a big priority for Bonnie, and she is committed to helping pet owners keep their pets healthy and safe.  Bonnie and her husband, Jake, reside in Northeast Arizona with their dogs, cats, chickens, fish, and a shelter full of fuzzy ferrets.

Eugenia Smith

Eugenia is the Owner & Founder of Secure Home & Pet Sitting Services, LLC located in Casa Grande, Arizona. She has a great love for animals and LOVE caring for them! Eugenia has worked for many years in Hospice and one of the ways she wants to give back to her community is to help Hospice Patients rehome their pets before they pass on. Eugenia's husband as well as herself have also been foster parents for Arizona Adopt a Greyhound and she has to admit that they have flunked fostering a few times. They have since downsized to the Terrier Breed and love these little guys so much! She also has a 26 year old Mare that she loves! Eugenia also works with her local Fire Dept. in assisting with emergencies when owners have pets that need to go to the hospital.