Stephen is a multi-credentialed Veterinary Technician Specialist with specialty credentials in the areas of anesthesia and pain management. He is employed as a Lab Manager by Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Neurobiology. In addition to conducting research and clinical work, Stephen is an award-winning international lecturer on anesthesia, pain management, cannabis, and best research practices. He is on the DVM360 Editorial Advisory Board, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management Board, Executive Director of the Academy of Lab Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses and is a member of the Committee of Veterinary Technicians Specialties. Stephen has contributed to numerous textbooks, articles, and was also a column coordinator for one of Nature’s journals in addition to being the primary editor for a new veterinary cannabis textbook also published by Springer Nature. He is the COO for the Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds and Veterinary Cannabinoid Academy.