About Us

Rita Shugart, RN, RVT, FSVU, President, Shugart Consulting, has been a nationally recognized leader in the field of vascular ultrasound for more than 30 years. Rita has managed both hospital and office-based vascular labs, and was a practice manager for a large surgical practice. Her professional activities include:

  • Founding Member and first President, North Carolina Vascular Technologists
  • Member, Board of Directors, Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) several times since the 1980’s, completing terms as Secretary, Vice President, and President
  • Elected to SVU’s first class of Fellows 
  • Recipient of SVU’s highest service and leadership awards
  • Founder and first President, North Carolina Vascular Nurses Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Intersocietal Accreditation Commission - Vascular Testing Division (formerly known as ICAVL) 1995 -2012
  • First non-physician President of ICAVL in 2005
  • Member, Board of Directors and Past Chair, Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)
  • Member, Advisory Council, Ultrasonography Program, Forsyth Technical Community College
  • President and Owner of Shugart Consulting since February, 2008



Rita E. Shugart, RN, RVT, FSVU
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