Vet Tech held Pinning Ceremony

The Class of 2016 Veterinary Technology Program graduates attended a Pinning Ceremony on March 16, 2016, at the Post Road campus. Congratulations graduates!

From Left: Back Row: Amy Hervieux, Kasey Birtz, Arielle St. Pierre, Kimberly Bowman, Megan Goyette, Rowan Alexander, Nicole Nagle, Maria Morrow and Ashley D’Attilio. Front Row: Danielle Papa, Sonya Johnson, Amanda Belisle, Isabella Santoro, Melanie Iadeluca, and Samantha Hunt with a friend from a local animal shelter.

From Left: Back Row: Amy Hervieux, Kasey Birtz, Arielle St. Pierre, Kimberly Bowman, Megan Goyette, Rowan Alexander, Nicole Nagle, Maria Morrow and Ashley D’Attilio. Front Row: Danielle Papa, Sonya Johnson, Amanda Belisle, Isabella Santoro, Melanie Iadeluca, and Samantha Hunt with a friend from a local animal shelter.

News from Career Services – Week of 1/4/16

Here’s our weekly round-up of good news from the Career Services Office!

A December grad from Electronics Systems Engineering submitted his resume to Career Services on Wednesday, 12/30/15, interviewed with a great company on Thursday, 12/31/15 and was offered a position with the company on Tuesday, 1/5/16! What a great way to start the new year!

Architectural Building Engineering Jobs:
• Part time CAD Drafter (with potential for full time). This company works on state, federal, government and private sector plumbing and heating jobs.
• CAD Technician for a Commercial Sales Division.
• CAD Layout Coordinator position developing the fixture/merchandise layouts for a national chain of pharmacy/convenience stores.

A Clinical Medical Assistant grad contacted Career Services to say that she landed a job with a local practice. She had another job in her field and was happy to have this opportunity to move up in her career. The company she was hired by also posted 2 more jobs for candidates with strong medical office skills – ideal for Electronic Medical Records graduates.

Medical Laboratory Technology – A local Medical Testing Laboratory was so interested in NEIT’s program that they hired 3 students to work there part-time. An NEIT student working there commented: “It’s been an amazing experience! I definitely know for sure I want to work in a lab setting.”

A Prosthetic and Orthotic Practice posted a job that is a hybrid role for candidates with Medical Assistant skills and/or skills in Medical Lab Technology. They are so interested in candidates from NEIT that they are willing to have the job run part-time to accommodate a student until they graduate!

An OBGYN office posted a role for a Medical Secretary for grads from Health Information Management & Electronic Medical Records.

A local Information Technology company posted a job for an IT Support Technician. The company has hired IT Networking graduates and continually recruits from NEIT due to the quality of the candidates.

For Graduates of Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design, we see a steady stream of paid internships and jobs. Just this week, a job for a Graphic Artist came in.
• Several GMW grads have landed great jobs recently;
• Two with a creative marketing firm in Pawtucket, RI
• One with a full-service advertising agency located in Cranston, RI

Veterinary Technology: Several jobs came in seeking Veterinary Techs in the past few weeks. One of our grads contacted NEIT to say that she interviewed for and accepted one of the positions with an animal hospital in southern Rhode Island.

Congratulations to another Automotive graduate who was accepted into the BMW Step program for April!

Automotive Service Management: A company focusing on vehicle and product safety has a Diagnostic Technician position investigating, analyzing, and writing vehicle safety and consumer issues.

Save the Dates!*

Wednesday, January 20th – Casual Employer Networking Event from 4:30p – 6:00p for Construction Management, Architectural/Building Engineering & Interior Design students in the Design Studio.

Thursday, March 3rd – Transportation Technology Career Fair from 9am – 12pm on Access Rd. for students and grads from Automotive, Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Service Management, and Marine Technology.

Thursday, March 10th – TECHXPO 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on the East Greenwich Campus for students and grads from Business Management, Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, Digital Media Production, Electrical Technology, Electronics Systems, Electrical Engineering, Game Development/Simulation,Graphics/Multimedia/Web Design, Information Technology – Software Engineering/Network Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Video Game Development/Design.

*These events are exclusively for New England Tech students and graduates and are not open to the public.

Animal Shelter Supply Drive

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The Veterinary Technology Student Club is conducting an Animal Shelter Supply Drive.

October 19-30, 2015 

Donations will be donated to the East Greenwich Animal Protection League.

Acceptable items include:

Dry and Canned Cat and Dog Foods, Dog Bones, Dog Bully Sticks, Kongs, Treats, Cat Litter, Toys, Dishwasher Detergent, Dish Soap, Laundry Detergent, Cleaning Supplies, Paper Towels and Puppy Pee Pads.

Donation boxes are located on the Post Road & East Greenwich campuses.

Your help is GREATLY appreciated!

National Veterinary Technician Week

NAVTAVET Tech logoNew England Tech along with Darlene Jones, Veterinary Technology Department Chair would like to Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week, October 11-17th, by recognizing our Vet Tech 2015 graduates along with all of our Alumni, current students and faculty.

Take a moment to thank your VET Tech today!  I know I will.

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VET Tech students attend Annual Convention

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Pictured back row from left: Laure Wajda, Alison Silveira, Rachel Barile, Dr. Darlene Jones-VET Department Chair, Maria Veliz, and Ashlee Julius.  Front row from left:  Sydni Martin and Jennifer Demers.

Veterinary Technology (VET) students and graduates attended the 152nd Annual American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention held July 10-14, 2015, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.   The 8,900 convention attendees included veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, veterinary technician students, and exhibitors.  Nearly 590 attendees were veterinary technicians or veterinary technician students.  More than 1,000 educational sessions and 300 exhibitors were on hand.  The college’s VET students received complimentary registration provided by the AVMA.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Veterinary Technology and Animal Veterinary Management

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

Congratulations, Gavin Estey

Gavin EsteyGavin Estey has joined the Office of Student Support Services as a Student Advisor.  He previously held several positions at Mount Ida College including Counselor in the Student Transition and Retention Services program, Learning Specialist in the Learning Opportunities Program, and Resident Director in the Office of Residence Life. Gavin has a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration from Bay Path University, a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of New Hampshire and an Associate in Arts degree in History from Dean College. Gavin will work with students in the Animal and Veterinary Management/Veterinary Practice Management, Building Construction & Cabinetmaking, Graphic Multimedia & Web Design, Plumbing and Heating, Refrigeration-Air Conditioning and Veterinary Technology programs.

Two Technologies Join Forces

RICSAROn April 6, 2015, the Criminal Justice Club hosted the Rhode Island Canine Search and Rescue Team (RICSAR) at New England Tech’s Access Road campus. The event is part of the Club’s quarterly speaker series and was attended by many NEIT students and faculty.

For this event, the Criminal Justice Club extended an invitation to NEIT’s Veterinary Technology students. This workshop was a great opportunity for students from two very different technologies to interact and perhaps pave the way for future collaborations.

Carrie Barna (pictured above), a recent NEIT Criminal Justice Technology graduate, is an active volunteer with RICSAR and was instrumental in bringing the dogs and their handlers to campus. She began her work with RICSAR as a result of her New England Tech Criminal Justine Technology internship. For more information on RICSAR, please visit their Facebook page or link http://www.ricsar.org/.

 

Veterinary Technology Students Are Honored

17-Vet Tech PinningOn March 18, 2015, Veterinary Technology students were honored at the Graduate Pinning Ceremony held at the Hall of Fame room on the Post Road campus. Graduates were presented with the Veterinary Technician Pin by Donna Davidson, DVM, in recognition of completing their course of study. The pin is to be worn by Veterinary Technicians worn as a symbol that they are an educated, credentialed professional. The graduates then recited the Veterinary Technician’s Oath which serves as a reminder of their commitment to the animal kingdom as a pledge to their profession.

Congratulations to the following graduates who earned their Associate in Science Degree in Veterinary Technology on March 18, 2015. (Front row from top) Ashley Cunha, Kyla St. Laurent, Shelly Blanchard, Emily Darling, Abigail Dasilva, Cathleen Donovan. (Back row from top) Kelsey Allen, Sammi Jo Cornicell, Kristianna Dellaposta.

 

Working Together To Help Animals

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Using a canine manikin, VET students Jillian Jaena and Lisa Criscione position the 3D printed mock x-ray machine built by MCT students Taylor Badessa and Vishnu Harnarine. Pictured with the students is VET Assistant Professor, Donna Fortin-Davidson, DVM

Students and faculty from the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MCT) and Veterinary Technology (VET) programs collaborated on a unique project to assist with dental care for animals.  Veterinary Technology Department Chair, Dr. Darlene Jones, along with lab assistant, Nick Raimondi, met with MCT students, Vishnu Harnarine and Taylor Badessa, whose task was to design a mock dental x-ray machine.  It will be used by the VET students to practice the positioning of and the taking of animal dental x-rays.

First, Taylor and Vishnu studied existing veterinarian x-ray machines and similar devices.  Next they documented the x-ray machines features and developed concept drawings and project charts. The design phase included 3D designing and modeling, structure engineering analysis, material selection analysis, and prototyping.  The x-ray camera head was produced on New England Tech’s 3D printer.  The support mechanism/arms and dolly were fabricated in the MCT laboratory. Finally, the prototype was assembled, adjusted, and tested.   As part of their final project, Taylor and Vishnu demonstrated the x-ray machine to the very appreciative Vet Tech students and faculty.

Dean Plowman, Mechanical Engineering Department Chair, stated, “This was a great interdisciplinary project between Mechanical Engineering and Veterinary Technology students using MCT and 3D printing techniques.  It was great to see students working together from very different programs to achieve a common goal. We are all so very pleased with the outcome.”

 

NEIT Faculty Named Vet Tech of the Year

RIVTAs 2014 Veterinary Technician of the year, Melanie Donnachie, CVT.

RIVTAs 2014 Veterinary Technician of the year, Melanie Donnachie, CVT.

The Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Association (RIVTA) named NEIT’s Veterinary Technology instructor, Melanie Donnachie, CVT, as the 2014 Veterinary Technician of the Year. The presentation was made at the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association’s Annual Meeting at the Audrain Auto Museum in Newport, RI. She began her career at NEIT as a Veterinary Technology lab assistant and now serves as a full time Vet Tech instructor.  

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University and an Associate in Science degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College (FL). Teaching Assistant in the Vet Tech. 

Congratulations to Melanie on this well-deserved recognition.