WINSTED, CT – November 20, 2018 – Northwestern Connecticut Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program was recently granted full continued accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). NCCC’s s program, which started in 1995 is the oldest accredited Veterinary Technology program in the state.
Northwestern’s program offers a 2-year Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Veterinary Technology, as well as the opportunity for students to transfer into UCONN’s Animal Science or Pathobiology programs.
During September 2017, the NCCC Veterinary Technology Program moved to the first floor of the newly built Joyner Health Science Center, located on the southern side of Route 44 at the eastern end of the campus. The Joyner Health Science Center is a state-of-the-art teaching facility that is designed to simulate a real-life veterinary hospital and includes examination rooms, radiology equipment, surgical and dental suites, a mock reception area, and a hematology laboratory.
Adriane Cavanna, VMD, Program Coordinator of Veterinary Technology at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, commenting on the program’s accreditation said, “Full accreditation status is only offered to those programs that meet stringent requirements for both academic and clinical training. With this decision, the AVMA has recognized that our program provides students with everything they need for a successful career in Veterinary Technology.” She added, “Right now, there is a huge shortage of trained veterinary technicians in the state, and in the country as a whole. Our program graduates are in high demand in veterinary hospitals, and most graduate with multiple job offers in hand.”
The NCCC Veterinary Technology Program, which is ranked by TheBestColleges.org as the 40th best Veterinary Technician Program in the U.S., collaborates with area animal shelters and veterinarians in order to provide training opportunities for veterinary technicians while serving the community.