Veterinary Technology Club

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The Northwestern Connecticut Community College Veterinary Technician Club has had an extremely active and successful club these past 2 school years; they have already had many successful activities and still have many planned. Currently they hold a student chapter affiliation nationally, with the North American Veterinary Technician Association (NAVTA).

The veterinary technician students have had an educational and enjoyable trip to the Connecticut Beardsley Zoo that included a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the animal health care side of the zoo. The will also have an opportunity to visit the Bronx Zoo. Other field trips of this type are currently being considered, including a tour of the Mystic and Connecticut’s Maritime Aquariums.

The students organized a fundraiser to benefit The Last Post cat shelter after a tragic fire destroyed one of the buildings in 2011 including the popular “Pet Pictures with Santa”. They have had a booth at a local eating establishment. and the students were able to raise an awareness of the Veterinary Technician Program at NCCC as well as raise some funds for future activities. The students have also had several social gatherings, including a meeting in order to create Christmas ornaments and home-baked pet treats. The students even hosted a Halloween pet costume competition where students voted on photographs of pets dressed in Halloween regalia. And they have designed t-shirts and sweat shirts that proudly proclaim an affiliation to the NCCC Veterinary Technician Program.

In 2011, the club organized the first annual Pinning Ceremony immediately prior to graduation. The graduating vet tech students proudly received their NCCC Veterinary Technology pins and gave the Veterinary Technician’s Oath.

The student chapter of NCCC’s Veterinary Technician Program has already proven to be an extremely active club. As seen in their plans for future months, they will remain as active and dedicated to the goal of encouraging the continued educational and personal growth of the veterinary technician students. To get more information regarding the Vet Tech club, contact Susan Engwall, DVM at .

To get more information regarding the Vet Tech club, contact Susan Engwall, DVM at

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