Veterinary Technology Graduates Prepare for Real World

vet tech degreeOn Dec. 21, 2012, Globe University will witness one of its largest graduating classes in the history of our campus.  Among the 26 students on track to graduate, a full dozen of those students are part of the Veterinary Technology program.  I caught up with one veterinary technology student, Audrey Cushing, to find out a little bit more about our largest and most popular program.

Cushing came to Globe after her family eventually settled back in South Dakota about four years ago.  Her family includes a wonderful husband and three amazing children.  Like many current students, the small class sizes among other things attracted Cushing to our campus.

veterinary technology degree“I chose Globe because of the size and the instructors were very knowledgeable in this field,” Cushing said.

It has been my experience that most vet tech grads have a deep compassion and interest in caring for animals, and Cushing is no different.

“I have always loved being around animals and the pathology and anatomy behind it made it the best fit for me to pursue a career,” she says.

Besides being a student at Globe University, Cushing is also a student worker for the vet tech department, routinely assisting our veterinarians and other staff, checking in and discharging animals, and managing charts and owner relations.  From this work and her experience in the classroom, it is no wonder that Cushing’s favorite part about Globe is “that [she] keep[s] learning and there is always a new challenge” in front of her.

After graduation, she plans on working in a clinic or even a laboratory setting, but most important to Cushing is to “love what [she’s] doing” and to “never stop trying or learning.”  That’s great advice for our upcoming December graduates.

~ submitted by Ann Kolbrek, Director of Career Services