New England Tech Instructor Amy D’Andrea Speaks at National AVMA Conference

veterinary schoolsNew England Institute of Technology instructor Amy D’Andrea recently had the privilege of speaking at the annual American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) conference in Chicago, IL.

The AVMA is one of the premier veterinary conferences in the country, with a yearly conference being held for members each summer.

The topics that Amy spoke on were Canine and Feline CPR and First aid, Helping Clients Develop an Emergency Plan for their Pets, Field Assessment for the Pet Emergency, and two wet labs on CPR certification.

Speaking about her experience, Amy said, “It was an amazing experience as I was able to network with many other veterinarians and technicians from around the country as well as learn some of the most current medical practices in my field allowing me to update some of the information I am presenting to my students in class.  I greatly appreciated the opportunity to attend.”

New England Tech to Offer New Veterinary Practice Management Technology Program

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Dr. Thomas F. Wylie, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college will offer an Associate in Science degree in Veterinary Practice Management (VPM) Technology beginning July, 2013.

The VPM program follows a six quarter curriculum designed to teach the management skills necessary to run a veterinary practice as well as offer the required credits for students who choose to take the national veterinary practice manager certification exam.

Veterinary practice managers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of a veterinary practice.  They may be called upon to supervise front desk employees, coordinate hiring processes, assess health care plans and human resource issues, interact with customers/clients, and oversee the retail operation for those practices possessing one. This program will combine basic level veterinary knowledge in anatomy, physiology and pharmacology as well as management skills including human resources, customer service, legal and ethical issues, and practice management.  The program will integrate theory, hands-on lab assignments, and practicum work to emphasize the application of knowledge.

Graduates from the VPM technology will have the skills and educational requirements necessary to become professional office managers in small to medium size multi-veterinary practices, to work as mid-level managers in large veterinary hospitals, and to work in sales and marketing in the veterinary or veterinary pharmacology fields.

For more information on the Associate in Science degree program in Veterinary Practice Management Technology, contact the college’s Admissions office at 1-800-736-7744 or 401-739-5000, ext. 3357. You may also visit www.neit.edu.