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Students complete NCC Veterinary Medical Technology degree program

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Nash Community College recognized 12 students during a pinning ceremony held in Brown Auditorium on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 following their completion of the Veterinary Medical Technology degree program.

Reflecting on the time spent in the academic program, graduate Angela Spruill said, “During the weeks when there were multiple quizzes, assignments and exams on top of our children’s homework, soccer games, diaper changes, late night bottle feedings or part time jobs, we still made it to Friday. We learned perseverance.”

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.

“In the Veterinary technology program here at Nash, we learned patient care, client communication, lab techniques and much more. This knowledge we will carry with us throughout our careers. But we also learned lessons that we will carry throughout every aspect of our lives. We learned self-determination by getting up one more day and going to class. On surgery days, we learned the importance of teamwork,” Spruill said.

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.

“Many years from now, when we look back on our lives, our experiences and the things we have learned, there will be memories that fade,” Spruill said. “But the past two years will hold memories that will last a lifetime.”

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 www.nashcc.edu/vmt.2022

Congratulations to the following 2022 NCC Veterinary Medical Technology Graduates:

  • Janielle Denise Barnes
  • China S. Edwards
  • Ashley Hall
  • Chelsea Holloman
  • Molly Abigail Johnson
  • Beth Lamm
  • Caleb Lamm
  • Abigail Lee
  • Brittany Moneshia Majette
  • Angela Spruill
  • Sydney Stepp
  • Blair Wood

Ceremony Video | Photos