On October 22nd, Cape Fear Community College’s Veterinary Technology program hosted the first in-person conference for the North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians (NCAVT) since the pandemic began. It was an incredible event with live lectures, wet-labs, and many opportunities to make new connections. Appalachian State University Veterinary Technology Program Director, Dr. Virginia Corrigan, presented the keynote address, entitled “The Double Edged Sword of Workplace Communication”, which centered around the importance of communication and connection to workplace wellbeing. At the conference, Corrigan had the opportunity to meet some of our current and future students in App State's online B.S. in Veterinary Technology program.
Heather May (pictured second from left) is currently completing her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology at Nash Community College and recently accepted a position to start at App State in Fall 2023. Jennah Bosch, Nathan Moyer and Kim Lewis are all currently credentialed veterinary technicians with many years of experience in the field, who are enrolled in our program to complete their B.S. degree in order to achieve their aspirations of advancing their careers within veterinary medicine. Jennah Bosch is interested in a career in Veterinary Technology education; Kim Lewis works with the Cape Fear Community College Veterinary Technology program and is also the Vice President of the NCAVT and is also interested in veterinary technology education. Nathan Moyer works for a mobile veterinary practice in Wilmington, N.C., and aspires to learn more about veterinary education and enhancing his skills in educating pet parents.