Amanda Meeks CVT, CCRP, and Patient Care Team Trainer

Amanda started working in veterinary medicine in 1997 as a client service team member at a 3-doctor general practice. After seeing the positive effects the patient care team had on pets and their families, she decided veterinary nursing was her path. Amanda completed her veterinary technology program at Western Career College in 2000. After 8 years at the general practice, she worked at a specialty/emergency practice for 7 years before moving to Florida. Amanda’s VHA journey began in 2012 through ICU, emergency, internal medicine, surgery, and rehabilitation. She obtained her CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner) from UT in 2017. Amanda is currently focusing on continuous improvement and building up on-boarding and training at VHA, along with providing physical rehabilitation for post-operative, arthritic, and post-injury recoveries.

Amanda has loved every step of her career. The feeling of helping her patients walk and feel more comfortable is indescribable–the light comes back into their eyes when they can play again, and families are given more time to create memories with their fur babies. And sharing her experiences with new veterinary nurses and watching them grow in the field fills her bucket each day. Amanda’s animal family consists of 5 dogs (all Heinz-57); Gertrude, Dixie, Hank, Porkchop, and Willow; 2 horses, Scout and Woody; 10 mini Dexter cows, and 12 goats. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, mounted shooting competitions, beach days (the Florida gulf coast can’t be beat!), and snuggling with the pups.

Make it a rule…never, if possible, lie down at night without being able to say ‘I have made one human being at least a little wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day. CHARLES KINGSLEY