Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Animal Health Tech program leads the pack


Great news from our Animal Health Technology (AHT) Program - they received official accreditation from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) last week!

“Our grads are now eligible to write the Veterinary Technician National Examination and qualify for registration in Canada and in many parts of the United States,” says Pauline Chow, AHT instructor. “For such a new program – our first intake was September 2007 – we are proud of this achievement. The Douglas College AHT Program can now be a draw for students all over North America.”

Want to know more about AHT? Read about instructor Pauline Chow and students Chris Smith and Niki Suave .

16 comments:

  1. I would like to add our thanks to all the veterinarians, AHTs,and other members of the veterinary community, as well as our faculty and staff for their huge contributions of time and energy that have allowed our program to achieve this goal in such a short time! We look forward to continuing to working to improve veterinary medicine in BC. Dr. Diane Boyle (Program Coordinator/Faculty)

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  2. I am proud to have the opportunity to have been a student at Douglas and now to be an employee of Douglas. It is amazing how repected our student's are after there completion of certificates, citations, Diplomas , and Degrees.
    Having the Animal Health Technology Program receiving official accreditation already is another distinction we can all be proud of.
    Dave Seaweed
    Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator

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  3. Congratulations to the whole AHT gang. I know you have worked long and hard these last few years to get this program up and running, and your hard work has payed off -- both in your first graduating class this month and now with this accreditation.

    Jennifer Kirkey
    Physics and Astronomy Instructor
    Faculty of Science and Tech

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  4. Congratulations to Pauline, Diane and everyone in AHT! Your hard work and incredible dedication have brought you this much deserved accomplishment!

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  5. Congratulations to Pauline and the rest of the AHT faculty and staff for all their hard work! How wonderful for our students to enroll in such an enriching program. We and all our furry friends appreciate all that you do. :)

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  6. Contratulations to Diane and the capable staff in the AHT Program! Some of our VOAC graduates enrol in the AHT Program as a natural progression in the field. Wishing you all the best in this wonderful program!

    Laury DeBow

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  7. I'm excited to share this news with my daughter. She's been considering a career in animal health, and so this just affirms what a great programme you have developed at Douglas! Congratulations!

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  8. Congrats to AHT for receiving the accreditation from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association! It is wonderful to see people who are dedicated in helping animals.

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  9. Pauline, Diane and AHT group! Your energy and effort in forming this worthwile program come through the enthusiasm of your students. Well done!

    Kim Longmuir

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  10. Mike McPhee, Geography Instructor, Coordinator, Assoc.of Arts Degrees, Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesJune 24, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    This is great news for Douglas College. Achieving national accreditation status is no easy task and will put Douglas on the map for prospective students and employers. Way to go AHT. We can all take this as a challenge in other areas.

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  11. Thank you to 'inside douglas' for keeping us informed!

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  12. Look at the faces on the patients that come to this program: success written all over them, too!
    AHT is (another) great advertisement for Douglas College. Thanks for the feature.

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  13. Congrats to Diane and Pauline and all those involved in the growing success of the AHT program. I am proud to have worked with Diane and Pauline as the Admissions Officer for the program for the first intake, it's wonderful to see how successful the program has become in such a short time.
    Way to go!!

    Jen Whitlock

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  14. I am always impressed at what Douglas has to offer the community in terms of its classes and programs. I feel proud to be a part of such a great institution. Cathy Tremblay

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  15. Linda von TettenbornJune 24, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    Let me add my congratulations to Diane, Pauline and the rest of the AHT group who have achieved these major goals. There are so many wonderful comments already posted, with which I concur. Well done! Linda von Tettenborn, BSN faculty, Health Sciences

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  16. Woof...woof!! Great news for Douglas College, the AHT Program and especially all the dogs, cats, pets, rats and other friendly beasts who will benefit!

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