POSTED: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 5:04pm
Baton Rouge, La — The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) recently conferred accreditation on Baton Rouge Community College’s (BRCC) Veterinary Technology program.
The CVTEA, which is the accrediting body for collegiate-level veterinary technology programs across the nation, granted a 5-year provisional accreditation to BRCC’s program, which will allow all of the benefits of full accreditation during the program’s formative years.
Rebecca Adcock, program director for the Veterinary Technology program is excited about this milestone.
“The accreditation ensures the quality of the educational experience and the assessment of student knowledge and skills in the program,” said Adcock. “Accreditation also enables BRCC graduates to sit for the veterinary technician national exam and become eligible for licensure as a registered veterinary technician in Louisiana.
A Registered Veterinary Technician primarily functions as an animal healthcare professional, supporting the veterinarian by providing nursing care and technical services. They can work in animal hospitals, clinics, shelters, research labs, and zoos.
BRCC’s Veterinary Technology program began in August 2011. The first class will graduate this May. For additional information on the Vet Tech program, contact Rebecca Adcock at firstname.lastname@example.org .