Rosemarie Crawford is a licensed veterinary technician with a long history of helping animals – particularly kittens. She is co-founder of The National Kitten Coalition and has almost 20 years’ experience in animal welfare. As a medical staff member in a high-volume, open-access shelter in IL, Rosemarie worked closely with the shelter veterinarian to provide for the animals’ medical and surgical needs. She assisted in developing and implementing progressive, proactive protocols for the care and treatment of kittens in the shelter’s kitten nursery room as well as for those in foster care. Additionally, Rosemarie served in two shelters as the foster coordinator and understands the challenges -and rewards!- of creating, expanding and maintaining foster programs. In addition to presenting training sessions for The National Kitten Coalition, Rosemarie works at a large, six-doctor veterinary practice in northern VA, and in her spare time fosters neonatal, ill or injured kittens for local shelters and rescues.