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Dr. Leslie Sinn honored by Virginia Veterinary Medical Association

March 19, 2009

Dr. Bill Tyrell, president-elect of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, presented the 2009 Veterinary Service Award to Dr. Leslie Sinn. Sinn is head of the Veterinary Technology Program at Northern Virginia Community College.

Dr. Leslie Sinn recently received the 2009 Veterinary Service Award from the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. The award recognizes outstanding service to the veterinary profession and the association.

Sinn, head of the veterinary technology program at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, shared credit for the award with her colleagues.

“At the awards dinner, one of the things they spoke about was the quality of our graduates and the outstanding veterinary technology program that we have at the Loudoun Campus,” she said. “As I told everyone at the meeting, it is a group effort on our part and the recognition should be for the team and not an individual.”

Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, NOVA’s veterinary technology program awards an associate degree and prepares students for a post-graduate national exam which leads to licensure as a veterinary technician. In addition to the traditional on-campus instruction, an innovative online program is available to students across the state.

“I believe this award proves that our work has not gone unnoticed and that the practitioners acknowledge that Virginia is ahead of other states in placing a professional value on veterinary technicians,” Sinn said.

Sinn lives in Hamilton, Va. To learn more about the veterinary technology program, call 703-450-2525 or go online to

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