Marcia Fletcher graduated from Massey’s Veterinary Nursing Diploma with distinction in 2003, and has worked for the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as the senior anaesthesia technician for the anaesthesia service since that time. Her day to day patients range vastly in size, from avian species, small animals, large animals, small mammals and exotic species.
In 2011 Marcia successfully passed her specialty examinations in America to become New Zealand’s first Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia. In 2012 she was awarded the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association “Vet Nurse of the Year”, an award for excellence in veterinary nursing. In 2016 Marcia joined the credentials committee for the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anaesthesia and Analgesia. She won an Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences (IVABS) teaching award in 2016 and was nominated for the same award in 2017.
Loving all aspects of teaching, Marcia's passion has been instilling knowledge to both the veterinary and veterinary nurse students at Massey, as well as around New Zealand via her anaesthesia journal articles, conference presentations and webinars.