We Proudly Present Veterinary Technician Graduate Alexandra Marchese
Have you known what your dream career would be since childhood? It's not too late to pursue that passion. Alexandra Marchese decided at an early age that an animal career was right for her. “Growing up, I wanted to do something with animals,” recalls Alexandra. “I spent a lot of time talking to my dad, and he was a big supporter.” After enrolling in Stautzenberger College's Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician degree program, Alexandra persevered despite several challenges. “Sadly, my father didn't make it to see me start school or finish,” she says. Alexandra also attended college while working a full-time job and caring for her two children. However, we are proud to say that she graduated and finally began her dream career. Currently, Alexandra is employed at Bartels Busack Pet Hospital, Resort, & Spa, where she completed her externship.
What You Learn in a Veterinary Technician AAS Program
For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Alexandra took courses such as: Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology, Large Animal Medical Techniques, and Radiology.
In these courses, she learned about:
- The basics of anatomy and physiology of small and large animals in regard to the skeletal, muscular, blood, lymphatic, and nervous systems
- Common procedures with large animals with emphasis placed on restraint, administration of medication, and physical examination
- The technical aspects of x-ray diagnostics, radiation safety, and patient restraint and safety
Additionally, courses such as History of American Government and Written Communications helped Alexandra fulfill general education requirements for her associate degree.
How Our Graduate Became a Veterinary Technician
Like Alexandra, you too could become a veterinary technician and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. Our program focuses on Fear Free Education and is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Graduates are prepared to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).
Stautzenberger College's Veterinary Technician AAS Program at a Glance
Program Length: 24 months
Learning Environment: Hybrid format incorporating both online and in-person components
Lead Instructor for Veterinary Technician
Job Outlook: 8% increase in the U.S. projected from 2019-20291
Find out more about our veterinary technician AAS program today. Call 888.859.8225 or submit the Request Information form on our website. We are ready to assist you with completing the enrollment process, exploring your financial aid options, finding a free tutor, practicing your interviewing skills, networking with local employers, and much more. Wherever you are in life, it's not too late to start doing what you love.
1 National Center for O*NET Development. 29-2056.00 - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved May 31, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2056.00
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