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Vet Tech Program Hosts Guest Speaker

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Students in Nash Community College’s Veterinary Medical Technology degree program had a visit from guest speaker, Dr. Allen Cannedy, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Dr. Cannedy is the Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He also owns Small Ruminant and Camelid Mobile Veterinary Services in Hillsborough, NC.  Dr. Cannedy shared information about diversity in veterinary medicine with VET 125 Veterinary Diseases students.

Allen Cannedy is known at NCSU for his recruitment of students from underrepresented populations in veterinary medicine. He often has pre-college-aged students shadow him as he makes patient calls during his personal practice and is committed to the recruitment of students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

The Veterinary Diseases course introduces basic immunology, fundamentals of disease processes including inflammation, and common infectious diseases of animals and their prevention through immunization. Topics include fundamental disease processes, principles of medical therapy, immunologic processes, infections and zoonotic diseases of domestic animals, and prevention of disease. Upon completion, students should be able to describe basic disease and immunological processes, recognize infections and zoonotic diseases, and discuss prevention strategies.

Nash Community College’s Veterinary Medical Technology 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. 1931 North Meacham Road, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360, 800-248-2862 www.avma.org.

For more information about this program, please contact Health Sciences Advising at healthsciencesadvising@nashcc.edu.