New Vet Practice Management Offered at New England Tech

The Associate in Science degree program in Veterinary Practice Management will prepare students to lead administrative operations of single and multiple veterinarian practices. The curriculum will provide students with the foundation needed to develop the required critical thinking , managerial, and professional skills to perform as effective members of the veterinary team. Students will be exposed to basic pharmacology, inventory controls, human resources, customer service techniques, practice management skills, economics, and communications.

The program is offered in the evenings so that students currently working in the field, who want to move into management, will have the opportunity to enroll in the program while maintaining their employment.

via New Practice Management Course Offered at New England Institute of Technology! | Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Association.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, including Veterinary Practice Management Technology.

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Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 

Guide dog lands spot in yearbook

We already know that dog is mans best friend but who knew they could be so in tune to a persons well-being like Taxi is to Rachel?

Service dogs are widely accepted for a variety of disabilities, including visually impaired, hearing impaired or physically impaired.  Including dogs trained to recognize the onset of symptoms for diabetic and seizures.

From Today.com

This year, one of the photos in the yearbook at Hector Garcia Middle School is not like the other.

Pictured alongside the portraits of smiling students is one particularly friendly face — Taxi Benke, a service dog who looks out for 14-year-old Rachel Benke.

Rachel and Taxi have been inseparable for the last four years, ever since they were connected by Cindy Buechner, who trains seizure alert dogs. When Taxi first came into Buechner’s life, she immediately thought of Rachel’s mom Teresa who she’d met at a jewelry party, and knew the dog would be immensely helpful for the family.”They found us,” Teresa told TODAY.com.

“We hadn’t been looking into service dogs…we thought she might need one when she was older, but it was just a God thing that he found us.”

via Guide dog lands spot in yearbook next to girl he takes care of: ‘They’re such a great team’ – Pets – TODAY.com.

Faculty Update: New Vet Tech Lab Assistant

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Nicolas Raimondi, Lab Assistant Veterinary Technology

Nick joins the Veterinary Technology Department, bringing a commitment to caring for domesticated animals and wildlife. He has worked as a Veterinary Assistant and a Veterinary Technician in veterinary clinics and animal hospitals in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, performing such duties as triage, assisting in the ICU, as well as supervising and training staff. In his most recent position, primarily as an anesthesia technician at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, he has worked in emergency, intensive care, surgery, neurology, radiology and MRI.

His experience as an instructor includes serving as the Technician Training Coordinator at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, where he wrote the technician training manual, developed a level of skills checklist and testing system, and organized in-house continuing education programs. He was also an instructor in the Veterinary Assistant Certificate program at Asnuntuck Community College.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire. He has served on the Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Association Board of Directors as the corresponding secretary and as a liaison between the RI state board and the national board and as the certification chair responsible for checking the credentials of the certified veterinary technicians in the state of RI. He is working towards obtaining his Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) certification in anesthesiology. Nick has been a Wildlife Care Volunteer in the Tufts Wildlife Clinic and at the Laughing Brook Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

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.