Graduate Highlight - Michael Bucknell - Veterinary Technician

Graduate Highlight - Michael Bucknell - Veterinary Technician
Posted by Joan
On June 28, 2019
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Have you ever given up on a dream after encountering an obstacle? It's tempting to seek out a different goal whenever difficulties arise. You may conclude that accomplishing this task is impossible for you or that another path may require less effort and sacrifice. However, recent graduate Michael Bucknell never stopped pursuing his ideal career.

Certain of his career choice, Mr. Bucknell enrolled in Stautzenberger College's veterinary technician program. “I always knew I wanted to work with animals, and finding Stautzenberger College was the turning point in my life,” says Mr. Bucknell. While selecting a career came easily to him, completing the coursework proved more challenging. He had to retake two courses which served as a blow to his confidence. However, Mr. Bucknell's instructors encouraged him to continue. “Veterinary technician instructors like Ms. Zemanek pushed me to do better, which made me want to work harder towards my goal,” he recalls. 

Offered a Job as a Veterinary Technician

Persistence and hard work helped Mr. Bucknell triumph in the end. He studied more thoroughly and brought up his grades higher than he had expected.  Mr. Bucknell completed his externship at Banfield Pet Hospital in Aurora, Ohio where he was offered a full-time opportunity as a veterinary technician. He hopes his career journey inspires others to never quit even when the future seems uncertain.

We hope Mr. Bucknell's story inspired you. Whether you are interested in the veterinary technician program or one of the many other programs offered at Stautzenberger College, please come in and talk to us today to find your career passion. Call 888.859.8225 or submit our Request Information form to learn more.