Saturday, June 07, 2014

FAMU’s veterinary technology program receives AVMA accreditation

The FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences Veterinary Technology Program has received initial accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

The CVTEA grants accreditation in recognition of institutions that exhibit proficiency in providing quality education for veterinary technicians.

“This accreditation represents a milestone for FAMU's animal science program and it also displays that one of the nation's most respected credentialing bodies supports what we are doing here at FAMU,” said Glen Wright, director of veterinary technology.  “The hard work of many went into reaching this significant moment and we appreciate everyone's contributions.”

FAMU’s Veterinary Technology Program is an intensive track of the animal science bachelor’s degree program, which trains students on how to provide medical and non-medical support to veterinarians. During their time in the program, students concentrate on the core animal science disciplines, including major coursework in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, genetics and microbiology.

Students also participate in hands-on laboratory training at the FAMU Animal Healthcare Complex in Quincy, Fla., a $1.2 million state-of-the-art facility funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Upon program completion, graduates will be eligible for certification in the state of Florida.

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