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Ryan Gale

Ryan Gale

I chose NOVA because of the Veterinary Technology Program and the support services they offer me as a deaf student.

I’m really fascinated with my laboratory classes because I get a lot of hands-on experience. We participate in real spays and neuters with professors who are actual veterinarians. Almost all of my class lectures are combined with lab classes. I’m able to apply this experience and my new skills to my part-time job at Old Dominion Animal Health Center.

The Interpreter Services at NOVA have been fantastic. The staff are certified, very professional and reliable. In addition to my classes and labs, they also interpret school related activities that are off campus such as seminars and field tips.

In the future I hope to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) and get certified by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) in the specialized area of dentistry. Many people don’t realize that dental disease is the most common illness affecting dogs and cats. I want to help bring awareness to the importance of proper oral health for animals.