Mr. David Stearns has operated his own marketing and sales consulting firm that specializes in the pet and livestock industry for the last two years. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Globe University in their Veterinary Technology program, where he teaches radiology and serves as the Radiation Safety Officer. Prior to teaching and being an entrepreneur, Mr. Stearns was employed at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. for over sixteen years. At IDEXX, he managed national sales teams for practice management software and digital radiography systems. After undergraduate studies at Kansas State University and graduation from Colby Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program in 1979, Mr. Stearns worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician in a private, mixed animal practice in Shattuck, Oklahoma and several years as the Hospital Administrator of a small animal practice in Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Stearns is a charter member and was part of the founding group of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). He served as Treasurer Pro-Tem and was NAVTA’s first elected President. He is also a Past-President of the Oklahoma Veterinary Technician Association and the Kansas Veterinary Technician Association and is a current member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association. Mr. Stearns has lectured and authored several papers on the use of computers in veterinary practice, including authoring a chapter in the Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition by Dr. Dennis McCurnin. He has served on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee for Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) and was Chairperson of the National Board Exam Committee.