Meet The Board
Crystal Schaeffer, BS, RVT
In 2010 I graduated with an AASVT degree from Cedar Valley College School of Veterinary Technology; obtained my license in 2011; then received my BASVT degree through St. Petersburg College School of Veterinary Technology in 2015. I spent 10 years as the Director and Lead Technician of Emergency at Noah’s 24-Hour Animal Hospital until being promoted to the Director of Veterinary Technology/Technician Development for all eleven multidisciplinary practices including 9 Noah’s Animal Hospitals; and 2 Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care facilities. In this role my primary responsibility is to provide clinical development to aspiring veterinary assistants and credentialed technicians. I am directly involved with onsite mentorship, development, training, and implementation of medical standards and technician utilization. Along with my role as Director of Veterinary Technology, I am also a full-time student at Lincoln Memorial University where I am pursuing a graduate degree (Master of Veterinary Clinical Care) with an expected graduation date of December 2023.
I previously provided instruction at Harrison College School of Veterinary Technology (anesthesia); as well as created the curriculum for IUPUI Certified Veterinary Assistant Program. I continue to serve on the Purdue University Nursing Board (2018-present).
Ashli Selke, RVT, CVT
Ashli Selke is an Instructional Technologist for the Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning (VNDL) program here at Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. With over 10 years in the profession, she brings a breadth of knowledge to the table and experience from working in many different areas of the field and multiple locations throughout the country while being a military spouse and NAVY Veteran herself. After receiving her education and becoming a credentialed veterinary technician Ashli began her climb in Association Leadership. Serving on the Arkansas Veterinary Technician Association Executive Board as Director of Marketing and State Representative also during this time she began her involvement in the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America as the District 8 Representative to Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. In 2018 she received the Arkansas Veterinary Technician of the Year award for her contributions to the profession.
Currently Ashli is very involved in our state of Indiana as the President Elect of the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association and is the RVT Board Representative on the Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. She also holds leadership on the national level as being the Immediate Past President of NAVTA. During her tenure as president she created NAVTA’s Government Relations Committee and now serves as the NAVTA board liaison for that committee, which has been active in over 20 states in the last year, helping state veterinary technician associations achieve various goals in the area of governance such as title protection, achieving credentialing and working with legislators to support and oppose high level veterinary initiatives that impact the profession. Her passion is advocating for veterinary technicians/nurses and enhancing the profession of veterinary medicine as a whole. She believes the only way to obtain meaningful change for the profession is to be involved and advocate.
Marianne Dosmann is a graduate of Purdue University where we holds an AS in General Agriculture, AAS in Veterinary Technology and a BS in Animal Sciences. She also holds a Masters in Management from Argosy University. Marianne has worked in Emergency Medicine, Private Mixed Practice and for the last 15 years teaching in AVMA Accredited Programs. She is the Veterinary Nursing Program Director at Marian University Ancilla College where she helped develop and begin the program in 2019. Marianne has been a 4-H Volunteer for over 20 years for St. Joseph County and now gets to share her love and passion for 4-H with her two children Maddison (11) and Koltyn (8). She loves to spend time with her family camping, fishing, hunting, and just relaxing together. Marianne previously served as Secretary of the IVTA. She is an Elite Fear Free Certified Professional as well as a RESCUE BLS/ALS CPR Certified Rescuer and Certified Instructor. Marianne loves to share her knowledge and love of the profession with her students and enjoys keeping up with them once they have entered the profession.
Beth Skiles, RVT, VTS (LAM)
I have worked with animals all of my life and first my BS in Animal Science from Purdue University. I move to Texas and decided I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary technology so enrolled in Purdue’s Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Program and was one of the first 2 graduates of that program I 2005. In 2018 I decided I wanted to become specialized in Lab Animal Medicine.
I have worked in general practice, specialty practice and am currently working in research. I have been working at IU School of Medicine for the past 10 years and just recently moved into a new role as quality assurance specialist. I also work part time at Penn Foster as an externship skills evaluator.
I have been involved with IVTA since moving back to Indiana in 2010.
Central District Representative
Myranda Stoner, RVT
I began my journey in veterinary medicine as a veterinary assistant at Noah’s 24-Hour Emergency Animal Hospital in Indianapolis, IN while still in school at International Business College Vet Tech Institute. I accomplished my goals of graduating, passing my boards and becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2014. I spent 4 years in the emergency department creating a foundation of skills and knowledge that lead me to my next calling. My passion drove me to take on a role in the veterinary team at Indianapolis Animal Care Services where I was able to grow a deep understanding and appreciation of shelter medicine and all of the complexities that come along with it. After 3 years in the shelter system, I went back to Noah’s Animal Hospitals to further my career as an RVT. I have worked in many different capacities throughout all eleven multidisciplinary practices including 9 Noah’s Animal Hospitals; and 2 Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care facilities. My current role for the past 2 years has allowed me to foster my love for education. As a member of the Development Team at Noah’s Animal Hospitals, my primary responsibility is to educate, empower and advocate for each level of support staff in our group of hospitals. Along with my role as Manager of Clinical Development, I am the program manager for Anna’s Pet Care Fund, a nonprofit organization that is leading the charge on eliminating financial euthanasia in our community.
Southern District Representative
Sarah Lingross, RVT, FFCP (Veterinary)
Sarah has been around animals her entire life. Her love and devotion to animals started when she got her first horse, Bars Lady Bug. Taking care of her taught her responsibility. She did not like seeing her in pain or sick. Both of Sarah's parents were nurses, so it was natural for her to become an animal nurse.
Sarah graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology at International Business College: Vet Tech Institute in May 2013.
Sarah worked in general practice as an Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) at Care-Pets Animal Hospital in Sellersburg, IN just shy of 10 years striving to strengthen the human- animal bond. Sarah prided herself in educating clients and providing a stress-free environment for all patients. Her interests include behavior, surgery and dentistry. She is now pursuing her LVT to further expand her skills and advocate for hospitalized patients at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services in Louisville, KY as of March 2023.
On a personal note, she and her husband, Israel, live in Depauw, IN with their fur children; dogs (Nala Reese and Emma Lou), cats ( Ezekiel, Matilda Sassafras, Alvin, and Theodore), donkey (Otto) and her horse, Bars Lady Bug. In their free time, they like to spend it with family and friends. She also likes to hunt, fish, and take joy rides. Most of all, she loves to snuggle with all her fur babies.
NAVTA State Representative
Kari Brubeck, RVT
I began my veterinary career in 1996 as a kennel assistant. I spent many years as a vet assistant before I finally graduated from Brown-Mackie College in 2012 with a degree in veterinary technology. I’ve worked in almost every veterinary practice imaginable. I’ve run anesthesia on everything from cows to mice and goldfish. I spent part of my degree externship working in the research laboratories at Notre Dame.
I left equine-only practice-and clinical practice- in early 2019 after suffering a catastrophic leg injury and four months in a walking boot. My body and I decided to go back into research because it’s a bit safer. I’m now an Associate Investigator (junior scientist) at Corteva Agriscience in Indianapolis. I work in the Insecticide Development lab, where I design and conduct experiments on formulations that could potentially be available in the commercial market in less than 5 years. My background in veterinary technology helped to get me where I am today; mammalian parasiticides share the same mode of action as a lot of the insecticides we create to protect food crops.