Columbia State Vet Tech Pins 23 Graduates

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – May 16, 2018) - - - Columbia State Community College honored 23 veterinary technology program graduates in a pinning ceremony May 2.

“Columbia State’s Vet Tech program has a rich history of establishing and upholding rigorous standards for technician education and veterinary care,” said Dr. Kae Fleming, dean of the Health Sciences Division and professor of radiologic technology. “Veterinary facilities across the region are involved in providing clinical experiences for students and eager to employ program graduates. The Vet Tech program offers students a unique opportunity to combine passion and vocation in preparation for exciting and rewarding careers.”

A veterinary technician primarily functions as professional technical support to veterinarians, biomedical researchers and other scientists. Qualified veterinary technicians are responsible for clinical pathology, radiology, surgical assisting, office and hospital management and other related duties.

“I am proud of the Columbia State vet technology program students,” said Jamie Woodard, Columbia State veterinary technology program director and assistant professor. “The graduates have a lot to offer the veterinary community, and I’m excited for them to enter the workforce.”

Columbia State has one of only five vet tech programs in the state of Tennessee. This program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and offers students the opportunity to become a veterinary technician and receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. For additional information, visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/VetTech.  

Vet Tech 2018 Grads
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(Front row, left to right) Noelle Garcia, Courtney Garrison, Marci Collins, Julie Falvey, Jess’lee Ferlin, Lea Sullivan, Christina Poarch and Nikita Hudgins. (Second row, left to right) Nicole Emerson, Chelsea Morris, Darby Buchinger, Makayla Campbell, Jade Shawl, Hannah Brown, Griselda Castrejon and Victoria Thomas. (Third row, left to right) Ericha Seekell, Kelly Clouthier, Anastasia Arnold, Karrie Watson, Mandy Whidby, Daniel Gray, Brittany Swanson and Sydney Webster.

Sydney Webster and Kelly Clouthier.
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Sydney Webster and Kelly Clouthier.

Lea Sullivan, Christina Poarch, Noelle Garcia and Nicole Emerson.
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Lea Sullivan, Christina Poarch, Noelle Garcia and Nicole Emerson.

Victoria Thomas
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Victoria Thomas

Daniel Gray
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Daniel Gray

Julie Falvey
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Julie Falvey

Anastasia Arnold and Griselda Castrejon
Photo Caption: Davidson County: Anastasia Arnold and Griselda Castrejon

 Hannah Brown
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Hannah Brown

Chelsea Morris
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Chelsea Morris

 Darby Buchinger and Nikita Hudgins
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Darby Buchinger and Nikita Hudgins

Karrie Watson
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Karrie Watson

Jade Shawl
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Jade Shawl

Mandy Whidby, Jess’lee Ferlin, Makayla Campbell and Marci Collins.
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Mandy Whidby, Jess’lee Ferlin, Makayla Campbell and Marci Collins.

Ericha Seekell and Courtney Garrison
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Ericha Seekell and Courtney Garrison

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