LVMT, KPA CTP, FFCP, VTS (Behavior)
Senior Veterinary Techician/ Veterinary Behavior Technician,
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Rachel Lees is proud to be a Veterinary Nurse and member of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians. She is also delighted to be a Certified Training Partner through the Karen Pryor Dog Trainer Professional Academy. Rachel graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in May of 2009 with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. Immediately after graduation, Rachel was employed at a multi doctor practice located in Parma, Ohio. She became the behavior advocate of her veterinary hospital, conducting happy visits and working with all the veterinary-related aggression cases in the clinic. In June of 2013, Rachel resigned from her position at her general practice and accepted her current position at The Behavior Clinic in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. In April of 2014, she graduated and became a Certified Training Partner with Karen Pryor Academy. After an 8 year adventure with The Behavior Clinic, in May 2021 Rachel accepted a position in Tennessee and is now working at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine with Dr. Julia Albright, DACVB. Rachel holds a special interest in teaching cooperative care techniques for veterinary protocols to small animals and has even worked with some exotic species. Rachel is an Elite Fear Free Professional, is on the Fear Free Speakers Bureau, and an active member of the Fear Free Advisory Panel. Rachel is the speaker committee chair and website chair for the Clinical Animal Behavior Conference and is the current Secretary for the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians. She also teaches online classes for Vet Med Team and is an active instructor and member of VIN/VSPN. In her personal time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her Miniature Pinscher Mix, Connor and her Orange Tabby Cat, Ernie. You can also catch her practicing yoga, reading a different variety of books, or dancing/listening to music!