Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Big Visit for Vet Tech

Dr. Doug Shaw has an update on Vol State's growing Veterinary Technology program:

Representatives from The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will be on campus from Feb. 13-15 for a review of our new Veterinary Technology Program.  The purpose of the site visit is to confirm that our curriculum meets or exceeds the requirements for accreditation.  Once our program is accredited by AVMA, our students will be eligible to take the national board exam for licensure…much like many of our human Allied Health programs operate.   It is a five member team composed of two AVMA representatives, a Tennessee VMA representative, a licensed veterinary technician working in our area and a non-veterinary member of the community at large.  The findings of these individuals will be summarized, and a recommendation to accredit the program (or not) will be presented to AVMA administration.  Our first graduating class is this May.  So we hope to have our first graduates be graduates of an accredited institution.

-Doug Shaw

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