June 15, 2011


 Vet tech programs nearing 200



The AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities accredited 13 new veterinary technology programs at its April 15-17 meeting in Schaumburg, Ill. That brings the total number of accredited programs to 185. The new schools are as follows:

  • Broadview University-Orem, Orem, Utah.
  • Brown Mackie College-Akron, Akron, Ohio.
  • Brown Mackie College-North Canton, Canton, Ohio.
  • Brown Mackie College-Salina, Salina, Kan.
  • Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Globe University-La Crosse, Onalaska, Wis.
  • Globe University-Middleton, Middleton, Wis.
  • Minnesota School of Business-Elk River, Elk River, Minn.
  • Muscatine Community College, Muscatine, Iowa.
  • Northshore Technical College, Greensburg, La.
  • Pima Medical Institute-Mesa, Mesa, Ariz.
  • Sanford Brown Institute-Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Sanford Brown Institute-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla.

The CVTEA has 53 site visits scheduled this year—20 are for new programs—and 45 tentatively scheduled for 2012—17 are for new programs.

In other CVTEA news, the committee selected Dr. Bruce R. Kinghorn, of Fair Oaks, Calif., to be the new public member. He replaces the former public member, who was unable to complete a full term.

The committee also took action on items that will require Executive Board approval. One is a change to its policy and procedures to reflect due process similar to the change the AVMA Council on Education put in place last year (see JAVMA, July 1, 2010, page 12). The other item is a request to add a seventh veterinary technician position to the committee. There are currently 19 members.