We Proudly Present Veterinary Technician Graduate Pamela Wolf
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” This Babe Ruth quote inspired Pamela Wolf to take a chance on her dream career.1 After enrolling in Rockford Career College's Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician degree program, Pamela studied hard and developed her technical skills. We could not be prouder of her for graduating on the Dean's List and beginning a new life serving animals and their owners. “Remember your goals and never give up!” says Pamela.
What You Learn in a Veterinary Technician AAS Program
Our career programs are designed to provide students with relevant, in-demand skills. Our AAS programs go beyond by allowing students to complete an advanced level of course work in their chosen field and develop general education skill sets in areas such as English, history, and math. For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Pamela took courses such as: Large Animal Medical Techniques, Veterinary Office Management, and Microbiology.
In these courses, she learned about:
• Common procedures with large animals with emphasis placed on restraint, administration of medication, and physical examination
• Proper record keeping, client communication skills, OSHA regulations and guidelines, inventory, career opportunities, employment skills, and assisting with client bereavement
• Classification, physiology, and morphology of disease-causing microorganisms; proper laboratory techniques; and performing diagnostic testing of pathogens
In addition to veterinary technician-specific courses, Pamela completed courses such as Introduction to Psychology and History of American Government to fulfill general education requirements for her associate degree.
How Our Graduate Became a Veterinary Technician
Like Pamela, you too could become a veterinary technician in just 24 months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. Our program focuses on Fear Free Education and is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Graduates are prepared to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).
Rockford Career College's Veterinary Technician AAS Program at a Glance
Program Length: 24 months
Learning Environment: Hybrid format incorporating both online and in-person components
Link for Lead Instructor of Veterinary Technician
Job Outlook: 15% increase in the U.S. projected from 2018-20282
Find out more about our veterinary technician AAS program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. Our staff and faculty are ready to assist you with completing the enrollment process, navigating your financial aid options, finding a free tutor, networking with local employers, and much more. Don't let fear of striking out stop you from reaching your professional potential. Soon, you could be a veterinary technician like Pamela!
1 Quotefancy. (n.d.). Babe Ruth quote: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” https://quotefancy.com/quote/29700/Babe-Ruth-Never-let-the-fear-of-striking-out-keep-you-from-playing-the-game
2 National Center for O*NET Development. 29-2056.00 - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved 1/10/2022, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2056.00
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