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A-B Tech Veterinary Medical Technology Program Earns Accreditation

A-B Tech's Veterinary Medical Technology program has been granted full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

David Hinton, an A-B Tech Veterinary Medical Technology graduate, listens to a canine patient's heart during an exam. The College's program has become fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

Accreditation is a process by which an educational institution or program submits to a voluntary, non-governmental review to determine whether it meets accepted standards of quality. An institution or program is considered fully accredited when it is found to meet these standards.

Graduation from an AVMA CVTEA-accredited institution is a prerequisite for licensure or certification for professional practice through the majority of state licensing boards and credentialing agencies in order to meet the educational prerequisites.

AVMA accreditation of veterinary medical programs and institutions assures employers that graduates have achieved specified learning goals and are prepared to begin professional practice.

"This accreditation solidifies what the students and faculty already knew about the quality of the program," said Dianne Cotter, Veterinary Medical Technology chair. "The accreditation team was impressed by the sense of involvement these students already feel within the veterinary community."

A-B Tech began its program in 2004. Students learn how to assist veterinarians in preparing animals, equipment, and medications for examination and surgery; collect specimens; perform laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic, and dental procedures; assist in surgery; and provide proper husbandry of animals and their environment.

As a comprehensive community college, A-B Tech is committed to providing accessible, quality educational opportunities for lifelong learning to meet the diverse and changing needs of the community. For more information about programs at A-B Tech, call 254-1921, or visit the college’s website at

(Images provided by AB Tech.)

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