Benita Altier

LVT, VTS (Dentistry)

Benita Altier is a Licensed Veterinary Technician as well as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Dentistry residing in Washington State. She began her career in veterinary technology in 1988 and has worked in practices from small animal general medicine, ophthalmology, equine and llama neonatal care, canine reproduction and dental specialty.

Benita is the current Secretary for the Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians and the Secretary for the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians. She has co-authored two text books on veterinary dentistry for technicians as well as published several articles on the subject in professional journals. Through her business, Pawsitive Dental Education LLC, she has provided professional dental instruction and consultation to veterinary hospitals and conferences across the US, Canada and China since 2008. Giving back to the profession and helping veterinary technicians grow their careers in ways they never thought were possible, is something she is very passionate about.

NAVC Spark Video Interview With Benita Altier

Benita Altier: How VTS Changed Her Life

Benita Altier hit financial rock bottom as a veterinary technician and single mother of two. But with some luck and a lot of hard work, she earned her dentistry specialty and her life took on a whole different trajectory.