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 

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.

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.


Vet Tech Students Learn About Dentistry

Vet TechOn Thursday, December 4, 2014, Quarter 5 Veterinary Technology students attended the 2014 Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association Scientific Seminar at the Hyatt Regency in Newport, Rhode Island. These students participated in an all day Veterinary Technician program in dentistry which included dental charting for veterinary patients, intraoral radiography, anesthesia and the small animal dental patient, and client communications. This seminar provided students the opportunity to network with more than 450
veterinarians, technicians and practice managers. New England Tech is proud to offer Rhode Island’s
only American Veterinary Medical Association accredited Veterinary Technology program.

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

More Information | Apply Now

Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email

VET Tech grads get pinned

16-Vet TechGraduates from NEIT’s Associate in Science Degree in Veterinary Technology program were presented with the Veterinary Technician Pin in recognition of completion of their course of study as a Veterinary Technician. It is worn as a symbol that the technician is an educated, credentialed professional. The ceremony was held on September 24, 2014.  Congratulations to Taylor Anicelli, Deneige Arguin, Brittaney Benjamin, Lauren Chardon, Lindsey Dias, Alyssa Fugere, Jennifer Hogan, Sarah Hurd, Kathryn Lincoln, Meghan McClain, Shannon McCusker, Gabrielle Pensis, Audrey Perkins, and Meagan Stockhecker.

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.”