Not the usual animal house!

Veterinary Technology program gets renovated space

CCBC’s Veterinary Technology program has new accommodations thanks to a $1.2 million renovation. The new space comprises 4,100 square feet and includes a combined student lab and classroom, a surgical and recovery area, a microscope lab, an in-house lab, radiography room, a wellness clinic with two exam rooms, office space, flexible learning space, kennel rooms and more. Additionally, new and upgraded equipment can be seen throughout.

CCBC’s Veterinary Technology program was established in 1976 and accredited in 1978. Students learn to perform a variety of duties associated with the animal health care field, such as obtaining blood samples, preparing and administering medications, monitoring anesthesia and much more. Graduates find employment in a variety of health care settings such as veterinary clinics and hospitals, emergency and referral hospitals, zoological parks, aquariums, laboratories, etc.

“We pride ourselves in providing our students with a learning experience that matches what they will find in the workplace,” noted CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “The original space was constructed in 1975 and was definitely in need of a face-lift. This renovation gives the students a dynamic environment in which to learn and study and elevates the facility to be on par with the quality instruction that the students already receive.”