Vol State Celebrates First Vet Tech Graduates

Submitted on May 17, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Graduation day at Volunteer State Community College also marked the first graduating class for the Veterinary Technology program at the college. Students received special pins during a post-graduation ceremony to celebrate the occasion. The Vet Tech program has provisional accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). Student Megan Davidson was honored for her academic excellence and Mandie Neblett was given the Clinical Excellence award. Vol State offers certificate and associate of applied science degree programs designed for entry to the workplace. The education prepares students to become veterinary technicians and can be a foundation for a career in animal medicine. In addition to the academic preparation, students experience hands-on training in the Vet Tech labs on campus and clinical training at veterinary offices and animal care facilities across the region. For more information about the program visit: www.volstate.edu/VetTech.

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Pictured: The first Vet Tech graduates were pinned in a special ceremony after graduation. Front row, left to right: Molly Bridges of Greenbrier, Ashlee Cook of Hendersonville, Amanda Coons of Castalian Springs, Megan Davidson of Springfield, Cara Downing of Hendersonville, Alyssa Liechty of Mt. Juliet, and Amy McRoy of Gallatin. Back row: Alexandria Rice of Hendersonville, Aaron Sizemore of Hartsville, Priscilla Stewart of Nashville, Cassandra Woodward of Gallatin, Laura Gregg of Goodlettsville and Mandie Neblett of Cedar Hill. Not pictured: Christine Sann of Hartsville, Jennifer Stoner, Amber Whittaker of Portland and Christina Wilson.

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