Marisa Rhyne, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM)

Faculty, On-Site and Distance Learning Programs,
Cedar Valley College


Marisa Rhyne earned an associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Cedar Valley College and a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She holds a Veterinary Technician Specialty in Emergency and Critical Care and a Veterinary Technician Specialty in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

She has worked in veterinary clinics as a credentialed technician throughout the Dallas area, covering general practice, emergency practice and specialty practice since graduating from Cedar Valley College in 1998.

She taught the TVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant I program at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2012 to 2015 and in the Collin College District since 2012. She has also assisted in labs for the student Veterinary and Emergency and Critical Care Society at Texas A&M University and assisted with labs at the Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium at A&M in Spring 2017.

Ms. Rhyne served on the TVMA Technician Oversight /Paraprofessional Committee from 2010 to 2016. During that time she also served as secretary of the Texas Association for Registered Veterinary Technicians, the state technician association. As a member of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians, she has served as a lab assistant at IVECCS conferences as well as on an ad hoc appeals committee. Within the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians, she has served as Small Animal Director at Large and as a member of the recertification committee.

She is a member of numerous technician organizations: Veterinary Team Association of Texas (VTAT) (formerly Texas Association for Registered Veterinary Technicians); National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA); Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS); Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT); and the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT).