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First Vet Tech Cohort Graduates from NCC


Nash Community College has announced its first graduating class of the Veterinary Medical Technology program.

Coursework in the Vet Tech program began in 2017 in response to workforce needs expressed by the local veterinary community. Students officially entered the college’s first cohort of the Associate in Applied Science degree program in 2018.

“This inaugural class represents a huge investment in time and resources for all involved,” Department Chair for Allied Health Nancy Worsinger said. “I congratulate the graduates and the faculty for this great achievement. Thank you to the college administration, our community partners, the faculty and the graduates for their hard work, dedication and flexibility during this process.”

The program curriculum is designed to prepare students to assist veterinarians in preparing animals for examination and surgery as vet techs. Some tasks include collecting specimens; performing laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic and dental procedures; assisting in surgery; and providing proper care for animals and their environment.

Vet Tech coursework focuses on anatomy, nutrition, parasitology, pathology, physiology, radiology, terminology, zoology, office practices, laboratory techniques, dentistry, and small and large animal clinical practices.

NCC students learn practical skills in the college’s modern, spacious training environment that allows for all on-campus clinical training and animal care to be self-contained.

The program is accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as a program for educating veterinary technicians. 

For more information about enrolling in Veterinary Medical Technology at NCC, please visit, call 252-451-8390 or email

Spring 2020 Veterinary Medical Technology graduates pictured from left to right, beginning on the top row: Taryn Collie, Curtis “Will” Griffin, Rachel Flora, Haley Ormond, Hannah Harrison, Melanie Poorman, Sarah Snead, Heather Boswell, Maile Osborne, Taylor Pearce, Destiny Tant, McKenzie Barbee, Instructor Mandy Tolson, DVM, Sonnie Wheeler, Instructor Catherine Deans, DVM, Instructor Karen Walker, RVT, Program Director Gail Harrell, RVT