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Graduate Highlight - Catherine Teleso Vet Tech
Graduate Highlight - Catherine Teleso

“Stay positive.” Catherine Teleso's advice may sound simple, but sometimes it is difficult to see past the problems of today. However, it was this motto that helped her progress through her coursework when life became challenging.

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Graduate Highlight - Ashley Russell Veterinary Technician
Graduate Highlight - Ashley Russell

Are you hesitating to start a career program because you are afraid of not finding a job after graduation? At Rockford Career College, many of our students find employment with the externship partners they trained with while still in school. Recent graduate Ashley Russell is just one of many alumni who has done this.
 

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Graduate Highlight - Veterinary Technician - Alexis Shearer
Graduate Highlight - Veterinary Technician - Alexis Shearer

One raccoon. That was all it took to change Alexis Shearer's fate. When a young raccoon's mother passed away and there was no rehabilitation center in the county to take him, Ms. Shearer stepped in to help. It was then that she knew helping animals was her passion.
 
“When he was about ten months old, he got sick, and no vet would see him within three hours of us,” Ms. Shearer recounts. “I ended up saving him when no vet would. He went on to be happy and healthy and is in the wild. He made me want to make a difference and specialize in wildlife.”
 

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Graduate Highlight - Veterinary Technician Program -  Grace Brown
Graduate Highlight - Veterinary Technician Program - Grace Brown

Are you a risk-taker? While jumping into a new career may seem daunting, taking the initial plunge is necessary for making great accomplishments. Grace Brown is one recent Rockford Career College graduate who found that taking the risk was worthwhile.
 
Ms. Brown's desire to provide outstanding care for animals led her to RCC. While enrolled in the veterinary technician program, she faced several challenges, one of which was the passing of her grandmother. “She was my best friend,” says Ms. Brown.
 

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Good Dog Searching for Loving Vet Tech
Good Dog Searching for Loving Vet Tech

Good Dog Searching for Loving Vet Tech
 
Must be gentle and smart, know what to do if I break my leg or need shots. Also can you please get rid of fleas? Keep scratching because fleas. Sometimes I chase squirrels so need patience too.  

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Veterinary Technician Instructor Ms. Stefanie O'Dell

Ever felt a new path calling your name? Have you thought about changing careers but were unsure about the risks versus the rewards? Many of us have experienced the same predicament, including some of Rockford Career College's faculty members. Today, we would like to share the story of Ms. Stefanie O'Dell, our own full-time veterinary technician instructor.
 

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