First Annual Veterinary Technology Networking Event
On November 1, 2018, the event space in the HEC building was filled with representatives from the finest veterinary practices around. These representatives were here to meet all of the current students in the Veterinary Technology Program at NOVA, as well as, veterinary technology alumni who may be considering a change in their employment. We invited all facets of veterinary medicine including small animal, large animal, exotic animal, laboratory, emergency, critical care, and specialty medicine practices such as surgery, neurology, and ophthalmology.
Licensed veterinary technicians are in high-demand all over the country. Our students are required to successfully complete a 16 week preceptorship before graduation. During this semester, the students are legally permitted to practice their skills in an established veterinary hospital under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. The veterinary practice representatives are hopeful that our students will decide to complete their preceptorship with them and remain on board as a full-time employee.
The students had the opportunity to ask specific questions about the prospective hospitals that would help them determine if the hospital would be a practice that shared the same values, qualities, philosophy, and goals. In addition to the questions the students posed, the practice representatives asked the students questions that they would normally ask a prospective employee during a job interview. This gave the students the opportunity to practice job interview skills. The representatives provided anonymous, constructive suggestions to help improve their interviewing skills.
Our networking event was a huge success and we received compliments from both the students and veterinary practices. We look forward to holding this event annually in October.
Veterinary Technology Open House
April 16th, 2020 from 5pm-7pm
LA Building, Loudoun Campus
This is a great opportunity to see our veterinary facility “in action” as the students demonstrate what they have learned in their on-campus courses. Group advising sessions with a veterinary technology faculty advisor will also be available.
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