Meet the Faculty
Amy Willis Dorminey is a native of Vidalia, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2002 with a BS in Biology. In 2006, she graduated cum laude from the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine. Amy practiced mixed animal medicine in Claxton, Georgia for four years before moving to north Georgia and purchasing and operating two small animal hospitals. Amy joined the OTC Veterinary Technology program in the fall of 2014. In her spare time she enjoys reading and gardening, as well as spending time with her husband, Jon, and her friends and family, especially her three nephews.
Ms. Walker received her Associate’s Degree in Agriculture with a major in Animal Health Technology from Tri County Technical College in Pendleton, South Carolina and obtained her veterinary technician’s license in 1982. She has spent her 24-year career as a licensed veterinary technician in large and small animal private practice, research, and academia. She is an experienced Licensed Animal Health Technician whose professional knowledge, clinical skills and heart bring vision and passion to the veterinary technology profession.
The Veterinary Technology degree program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
Ms. Laura Lien, CVT, VTS (LAIM) - MS Assistant Director, Education and Research Division American Veterinary Medical Association
Ms. Rachel A. Valentine, RVT, BS - Assistant Director, Education and Research Division
Ms. Julie Horvath - CVTEA Coordinator
Veterinary Technician National Examination: Graduate Statistics for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2016
Number of eligible first-time candidates: 29
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 27
Three-year pass percentage for first-time test takers on the VTNE based on a July 1 to June 30 reporting year (2013 - 2016): 77.7%
Prior to beginning clinical rotations, students must complete a background and drug screening and have those results reviewed and cleared by the Dean. See program faculty for specific details regarding the process of completing the background check and drug screening.
Programs of Study
*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).
Program Purpose Statement
The mission statement of the Veterinary Technology degree program is to develop academic, professional “hands-on” knowledge, and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement in our graduates, beginning with their ability to successfully pass the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination). Our goal is to demonstrate and expect excellent work ethics and ensure development of these “hands-on” technical skills.
Program Level Student Level Outcome Goals:
Veterinary Technology students will retain course competencies throughout the program, e.g. competency retention as shown by 80% of them scoring 70% or better on a mock national board exam given at the end of their VETT 2300 Internship course.
100% of employers of Veterinary Technology graduates will be satisfied with their entry level skills, e.g. competency attainment and retention.
90% of those graduating from the Veterinary Technology program and passing the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) will be successfully employed in the Veterinary Technology profession.
80% of Veterinary Technology program graduates will pass the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) the first time they take it.
VETT 1000 - Veterinary Medical Terminology
VETT 1010 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology
VETT 1030 - Veterinary Clinical Procedures I
VETT 1060 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology
VETT 1070 - Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
VETT 1020 - Veterinary Clinical Pathology I
VETT 1110 - Veterinary Pathology and Diseases
VETT 2220 - Veterinary Practice Management
VETT 2130 - Veterinary Clinical Procedures II
VETT 2160 - Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians
VETT 2210 - Laboratory and Exotic Animal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians
VETT 2120 - Veterinary Clinical Pathology II
VETT 2230 - Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgical Procedures
VETT 2300 - Veterinary Technology Clinical Internship
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