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Ep 55: What Goes Into a 4-Year Vet Tech Degree, with Dr. Virginia Corrigan

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Welcome to another episode of the Veterinary Business Success Show. Today, we are joined by Dr. Virginia Corrigan, as she discusses the outline of the new Bachelor’s degree program she founded in Veterinary Technology at Appalachian State University. 

Dr. Virginia earned a B.A. in Zoology with a minor in Neuroscience from Miami University in 2006, her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, and her Master of Public Health degree with a focus in Human-Animal Bond studies from Virginia Tech in 2016.

She has completed a 3-year post-doctoral residency program in advanced canine and feline practice at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, where she has since stayed on as a faculty member. Having recently joined Appalachian State University as the Director of a new Bachelor’s degree program in Veterinary Technology, Dr. Corrigan considers herself fortunate to be in a profession amongst the most caring and compassionate people on earth.

Join Brendan Howard and Dr. Virginia Corrigan as they discuss the general outline for the new Bachelor’s degree program in Veterinary Technology and its importance – not only to the students but also to employers and veterinary organizations.

Episode Outline

  • [00:00] Episode Intro.
  • [01:24] Dr. Virginia’s quick career introduction
  • [02:49] When did the first batch of students start taking the Bachelor’s degree program in Veterinary Technology at Appalachian State University?
  • [03:22] Dr. Virginia explains the goal of the new Bachelor’s degree program in Veterinary Technology at Appalachian State University
  • [04:16] Brendan asks Dr. Virginia to explain the differences between the current two-year program and the newly introduced four-year program.
  • [10:50] Dr. Virginia explains the difference between a two-year in-person program and the four-year online program.
  • [12:10] Where can students take practice lessons?
  • [13:02] Brendan asks Dr. Virginia whether the lessons within the program are synchronized or not.
  • [16:04] Dr. Virginia talks about the pressure points encountered while developing the new Bachelor’s degree program in Veterinary Technology at Appalachian State University.
  • [18:27] Ad break – Our veterinary leadership program
  • [19:43] The episode resumes with Brendan asking Virginia to explain how students get the chance to get hands-on skills with the four-year degree program.
  • [22:08] How does tracking differ between experienced and inexperienced students?
  • [25:11] Dr. Virginia talks about the faculty members and their contribution to the design of the new program 
  • [27:18] Benefits of the four-year degree program.
  • [30:01] Title and description of the person in charge of the well-being at Appalachian State University.
  • [34:28] Dr. Virginia talks about the team she works with and the positions yet to be filled.
  • [38:00] Episode Outro – Our veterinary leadership program.
  • [38:44] The end.

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