Dr. Rusty Gump, DVM, President of the PET Board of Directors announced today the hire of Rose Ann Zumstein as PET’s Veterinary Hospital Administrator in Anchorage, Alaska. She has twenty-three years of experience in health care operations and administration.
“I am pleased that Rose Ann Zumstein is our new Veterinary Hospital Administrator,” said Dr. Gump. “Her extensive experience in hospital administration in a variety of settings is one of the many reasons that make her a great choice for this position. Two other reasons are her genuine love for animals and her commitment to excellence in patient care.”
"It is a sincere privilege to be asked to join the Pet Emergency Treatment team,” Zumstein said. “I’m especially excited about the opportunity to work with such a dedicated and accomplished group of professionals and look forward to being part of the ongoing effort to bring exceptional emergency care to patients and their owners everywhere.”
For the past six years, Rose Ann has served as Administrator for Alaska Sleep Clinic’s four locations and worked with employees, doctors, and medical professionals in the Anchorage, Palmer, Fairbanks and Soldotna areas. Like Pet Emergency Treatment, the sleep clinics operate day and night.
Before being recruited to Alaska in 2006, she was Supervisor for the Neuro-diagnostics and Sleep Disorders Center at the Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Arkansas for three years. Prior to that she was the Director and Clinical Research Coordinator for the Sleep Disorders Institute at St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, CA and Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, Mission Viejo, CA for seven years. Earlier, she held several supervisory level positions at sleep clinics in California.
Rose Ann is also an experienced national leader. She has been extremely active in her professional field and served as national President of the Association of Polysomnographic Technologists (APT) from 2002 to 2005. During that time she helped to guide APT and the profession of polysomnographic technology through significant changes in accreditation and certification by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Since 2007 the APT is known as the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST). Rose Ann is a Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) and Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT).
Rose Ann attended California State University, Stanislaus, 1976-1979. In addition, she has completed numerous leadership and management development programs: Gallup Q12 Facilitative Leadership - St Jude Medical Center 2002, Coalition of Allied Health Leadership - Association of Polysomnographic Technologists 2001, Personnel Decisions International Facilitative Leadership - St Jude Medical Center 2000, Leadership Development Program - Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian 1994, and the Management Development Program - Doctors Medical Center 1991.
As a practitioner and a scholar, she has published multiple chapters in the sleep profession’s foundational textbook: Fundamentals of Sleep Technology, (Philadelphia: PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007) and Fundamentals of Sleep Technology, 2nd Ed., (Philadelphia: PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012).
As the administrator for Pet Emergency Treatment, Inc., Zumstein is responsible for:
--providing leadership and direction in all Pet Emergency Treatment services.
--developing policies, procedures and standards in agreement with all state, federal, and veterinary profession requirements.
--ensuring quality in all PET services and meeting the needs of both patient animals and their families.
Pet Emergency Treatment, Inc. (PET) is a AAHA accredited emergency referral hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. It was founded in 1978 by a network of veterinarian shareholders (now 32) in order to provide emergency and critical care services 24/7/365 for companion animals.
The staff are highly trained and committed and offer Digital Radiography, Logiq P6 Ultrasound, Telemedicine, flexible and rigid Endoscopy, and an in-house lab. PET also provides Internal Medicine services, an Extended Visitation Room and a Crematory. It's Alaska, so PET also serves migratory birds and raptors (bald & golden eagles, goshawks, peregrine falcons) and Iditarod sled dogs, along with companion animals.
Zumstein is making a professional career change out of love for Alaska and love of animals. Her deepest connection to the veterinary field comes in the form of a Yorki Poo dog named Taz. Taz vouches for Rose Ann’s love of animals. Taz is also extremely pleased at the direction Rose Ann’s career has taken.
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