Stephanie Ortel

Stephanie earned an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College. After she entered practice, she developed a thirst for advanced knowledge. She returned to Medaille to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology and is one of very few four year degree technicians in the country. Stephanie’s intellect, maturity and compassion allowed her to quickly become head technician. She recently completed a training program at the University of Tennessee’s Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner program earning the title of Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. She has also completed the Chi Institute’s Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine technician acupuncture program.

Stephanie recently became a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP). She is currently one of only two veterinary technicians in the world to be CVPP certified. Stephanie is also a credentialed member of the American Academy of Pain Management. We are extremely proud of her!

Stephanie is developing a national reputation for writing articles for the journal, Veterinary Technician. She has also spoken to student and faculty groups at Medaille College about balanced pain management.

Stephanie shares her life with her partner, Bill and Otto, an adopted German Short Haired Pointer, who was born with a serious bleeding disorder. Stephanie and Bill also have two cats, three snakes and a gecko and collect organic eggs form their free range, happy chickens. They enjoy hiking, camping, cooking and canoeing.