Vet Tech Student Gains Experience Both in the Classroom and on the Job

Written By Samuel Fisher, Director of Career Services

When it comes to veterinary medicine, Travon Moore is fascinated. Just spend a couple minutes talking to him about the veterinary technology program and you will know what I am talking about.

Since enrolling in the program in 2012, Travon has made the most of every class and experience. It is the hands-on, real-world experience that he enjoys the most and feels is the strength of the program here at Globe University-Eau Claire. He knows he is making a difference every day in the lives of animals in the Chippewa Valley and could not be more excited.

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Travon Moore, vet tech student

In addition to his full-time career of being a vet tech student, Travon is also an animal caretaker at a local veterinary clinic. It was through his hard work in the classroom and a recommendation from one of the on staff veterinarians that Travon accredits to securing this position.

When you ask him about his employment, Travon lights up. “It is a great opportunity to gain experience in a veterinary clinic. They know I am a vet tech student, so they are constantly giving me new responsibilities and helping me learn every day. I would recommend this position to anyone in the program.”

With graduation in sight, Travon continues to look to the future. After completing his associate degree at Globe, Travon is going to enroll at one of the state universities to get a degree in biology. His plan after earning is biology degree is to go on to veterinary school.

“It is my goal to work in a general practice or at a university teaching and conducting research. I plan on working as a veterinary tech at a university clinic, perhaps at the University of Wisconsin Madison or the University of Minnesota, while I continue my education.”

Travon wants to recommend to future college students that they practice due diligence when researching potential schools and programs, especially if they are unsure about their future career.

“I know I made the right decision to come to Globe. The hands-on experience and guidance I receive here are both strengths of program. There is so much to learn every day.”

Student Spotlight: Travon Moore

Education: AAS in veterinary technology (currently enrolled)

Continuing/Future Education: BS in biology and Doctorate in veterinary medicine

Club Memberships: Vet Tech Club

Favorite Nonprofit Organization: Humane Society

Most Recent Campus Event: Hill Day 2014