A-B Tech Veterinary Technology program makes national list

Vet Tech
Photo courtesy of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College:

A-B Tech’s Veterinary Medical Technology program has been ranked 37th nationally by TheBestColleges.org’s Top 50 Veterinary Technician programs.

The team at TheBestColleges.org strives to connect prospective students with the best degree programs available. This year, they reviewed all accredited veterinary technician degree programs in the U.S. to select 50 that provide hands-on learning with a variety of animal species.

“This honor has been brought about completely by the combined efforts of the late chairperson, Dr. Lori Tapp, DVM, and the current chairperson, Ms. Paige Jimeson, RVT, who, with their wonderful faculty, have worked tirelessly to offer a program of rigor, outstanding instruction and exposure of the students to many hundreds of small and large animals,” says Jon Wiener, dean of Allied Health at A-B Tech.

“As the Vet Med Tech accreditation site team stated to us in September, the partnership of the program with the Buncombe County Animal Shelter is an unusual and amazing opportunity for the students to see many hundreds more animals than in most other programs around the country. Combine that with dedicated and outstanding instructors, and what results is a nationally ranked program,” he says.

The Veterinary Medical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist veterinarians in preparing animals, equipment, and medications for examination and surgery; collecting specimens; performing laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic and dental procedures; assisting in surgery; and providing proper husbandry of animals and their environment.

A-B Tech’s Veterinary Medical Technology is fully accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technical Education and Activities (CVTEA), which is a committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Each year students sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination, and for the past two years the College has had a 100 percent pass rate. The program also was recognized in 2017 as one of the top 30 programs in the nation by VeterinarianEDU.org

http://www.thebestcolleges.org/rankings/top-vet-tech-schools/

Admission to A-B Tech’s Veterinary Medical Technology program’s Fall 2018 class is now open and will close on March 9. To apply or learn more, please visit: abtech.edu/selective-limited-programs.

SHARE
About Community Bulletin
Mountain Xpress posts selected news and information of local interest as a public service for our readers. To submit press releases and other community material for possible publication, email news@mountainx.com.

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.