NOVEMBER 12, 2008

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Open House Scheduled for Murray State College’s Vet Tech Program

Photo of MSC vet tech student and professor.
MSC veterinary technology student, Rachel Garner, (left) helps prep a dog before surgery with MSC veterinary instructor, Debbie Reed.

The Murray State College Association of Veterinary Technicians (MSCAVT) will join the North American Veterinary Technician Association the third week of October in celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week.

As part of the national effort, MSC will host an open house to introduce the public to the veterinary technician students and veterinary technology instructors on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterinary Technology Building.

According to Dr. Carey Floyd, director of the MSC program, “Veterinary technicians work closely with veterinarians and other members of the veterinary medical team to deliver quality animal healthcare. Veterinary technician’s primary responsibilities involve animal nursing, administering medications, assisting in surgeries, radiology, induction and monitoring of anesthesia, hospital management, and laboratory duties. Veterinary technicians are also employed in non-traditional jobs such as biomedical research, military, sales, and education.”

If you would like to learn more about National Veterinary Technician Week or Veterinary Technology, contact the Veterinary Technology Department at Murray State College at 580-371-2371 ext. 270 or email cfloyd@mscok.edu.