National SVECCS

6335 Camp Bullis Road, Suite 23
San Antonio, TX 7825




Introducing NSVECCS 2020-2021

The new board is excited for this year! This year's board proudly represents 5 different veterinary schools in the US. We look forward to continuing the NSVECCS legacy and hope to improve student involvement.  

President - Matt Crawford-Jennings
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Hi everyone! My name is Matt C-J and I am excited to be the president of NSVECCS! I am also currently the President of the VMCVM Chapter! I'm happily married to my husband, Styles and we enjoy our life together in suburban Southwest Virginia. I really enjoy critical care, anesthesia, and clinical pathology. I plan to be a boarded criticalist and work on small animals and small mammals. One day in the future I would like to own my own Emergency and Specialty referral service. I have 3 cats and 2 bunnies!

Vice President - Billie Ciotti 
Midwestern University
I thought I was interested in emergency medicine while I worked in clinics back home (Yuma, AZ). Back home, our closest ER clinics were in Phoenix, AZ or San Diego, CA; so we frequently saw emergency cases for stabilization and did the best we could with our “small town” clinic capabilities. When I moved to Chandler, AZ I started working overnights in an emergency and specialty hospital; that is when I knew ER was for me. Much like the fast-paced nights I enjoy working, I took a speedy route to veterinary medicine. I’ve known I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a little girl, it wasn’t until I was given opportunities that I really knew it was for me. I started in shelter medicine when I was 12 years old; quickly found myself working in veterinary clinics and loving what I was doing. What I lacked from not having an undergraduate degree, I made up for in experience. I am now a second year veterinary student at Midwestern University.  I’m an active officer in several of my clubs including my SVECCS chapter, and my passions include emergency and critical care, client education, and teaching. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend Seth and our three pets: Maisie (Pitbull), Kira (Boxer), and Kanoa (Calico). I couldn’t be where I am today without their love and support.

Secretary - Samantha Eisner
Western University of Health Sciences CVM
Hello, my name is Samantha Eisner and I am NSVECCS' Secretary for 2019-2020! I'm currently a second year at Western University of Health Sciences CVM where I am the President of the SVECCS chapter. Before vet school I completed my Bachelor in Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, and worked as a veterinary technician. My interests include Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, and Holistic methods of care. When not studying or in class I like to watch Netflix, rock climb, go to Disneyland, and hang out with my dog-child, Lexi. I enjoy Emergency and Critical Care because of the fast-pace and how every new case is like solving an exciting puzzle. I'm so excited to serve as your NSVECCS Secretary this year!

Communications Director - Samantha Tierney
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

My passion for veterinary medicine has always been in my blood, but the day I started emergency medicine 11 years ago started a whole new kind of passion that I cannot fully put into words. I was an ER vet tech for 9 years, transitioned to hospital manager, and then was accepted into the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. I also developed a minor career as a zookeeper for 4 years and plan on applying that knowledge to the ER setting. I aspire to be able to never turn away an emergency because it is an exotic species, if it is a home dwelling animal in distress, I want to help. I love emergency medicine because of the adrenaline, unpredictability, wide array of complex cases, continuous drive to learn and teach, teamwork, and helping owners when they are most scared and upset. I love being able to say, "We can make a plan." or at least explain to them what is happening so they can understand and make sound, informed decisions. Throughout my non-traditional pathway into vet med, I married my best friend and we have had 2 amazing, beautiful girls. I am a full-time 3rd year vet student and a full-time mom who loves to go to Disney with them every chance I get. We also have 2 dogs, a cat, and foster kittens through a rescue group. If you have any questions about my path, being a vet student mom, or anything SVECCS related, please do not hesitate to contact me! I am a proud mentor and love to help whenever possible. Thank you to VECCS for this opportunity to serve as the Communications Director for NSVECCS, I am honored!

Education Director - Ashley Genetti
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Hi Everyone! My name is Ashley Genetti and I’m your NSVECCS’ Education Director this year. I am currently a third-year student at Dick Vet in rainy Scotland, where I am currently the SVECCS chapter president. I have been interested in emergency medicine since becoming an EMT and saving someone who was shot in the chest outside of my house when I was 19 years old. My interests in Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) include trauma, toxicology, and CPR RECOVER guidelines. After vet school, I plan to specialize in ECC and hope to one day work in a teaching hospital where I can help sculpt the next generation of veterinarians. When we are all on the same continent, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and our two dogs, Nero and Panzer (frenchies).

Webmaster - Isabelle Kendall
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Hello all! My name is Isabelle Kendall and I am the NSVECCS’ Webmaster. I am in the Class of 2023 at the Virginia-Maryland College of Vet Med. My career goal is to own a mixed animal practice one day. I spent the year before vet school working at a 24-hour emergency animal hospital where I became interested in ER medicine. I hope to be able to incorporate emergency medicine and critical care in my future practice. Outside of veterinary medicine, my interests include basketball, baking and environmental conservation. Thank you for this opportunity to be your Webmaster. I am very excited to serve you on the NSVECCS board!