Veterinary Technician Online Faculty
Our team of experienced and knowledgeable faculty, advisors, and instructors are ready to support you at every step of your degree. They possess the skills and professional experience that will help you succeed and are excited to guide you through your Veterinary Technician online program.
Dr. Margi Sirois, Director of Veterinary Technician Programs
Margi is the Veterinary Technician Program Chair at Ashworth College. She is certified as both a veterinary technician and laboratory animal technician and has over 25 years of experience as a veterinary technician educator in both traditional and distance education programs. Dr. Sirois received her Ed.D. in instructional technology and distance education from Nova Southeastern University. She also holds an A.A.S. degree in veterinary technology, and a B.S. and M.S. in Biology.
Ann serves as Academic Advisor for the Ashworth College Veterinary Technician program. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and has been a practicing veterinary technician for over 33 years. She began her career in general practice medicine and transitioned to emergency/critical care medicine, working in specialty practice for over 16 years and in veterinary technician education for over 10 years. Ann received her specialty certification in Emergency/Critical Care (ECC) in 2000, Small Animal Internal Medicine (SAIM) in 2008 and Nutrition in 2013.
Dr. Lea Craig
Lea serves as lead faculty member for the Ashworth’s Veterinary Technician program. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph in Canada in 2003 and graduated from the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at Ontario Veterinary College in 2007. Following graduation, she worked at an AAHA accredited small animal veterinary hospital near Toronto, Canada for three years. Lea also worked for an AAHA accredited Small Animal Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas and has been teaching online veterinary technician courses since 2013.
A veterinary technician for over 22 years, Amy holds registrations and certifications in multiple states. She completed her Associate's and Bachelor's degrees in Veterinary Technology at Mount Ida College before earning her Master’s in Education from American Intercontinental University. While teaching in higher education, Amy became a nationally renowned speaker and authored various publications, including 3 textbooks. Amy has served as President of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and is the founder of Pet Emergency Education, an animal CPR, First Aid and emergency training company.
Dr. Steven Joseph
Steven serves as the Clinical Coordinator for Ashworth’s Veterinary Technician program. He is a graduate of Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He has worked as a corporate veterinarian with several animal health companies and has also held government positions. He has served as secretary for the American Association of Corporate and Public Service Veterinarians, as secretary-treasurer and historian for the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association, and President of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association.