Baker College of Clinton Township’s Marianne Tear Appointed to State Veterinary Medicine Board

December 21, 2012

Marianne Tear with her pug, Molly
Marianne Tear with her pug, Molly.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently appointed Marianne Tear, MS, LVT, the Veterinary Technology Program Director at Baker College of Clinton Township, to the Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine.

“This is great recognition for Marianne’s tireless efforts inside and outside of the classroom,” said Donald R. Torline, Baker College of Clinton Township Ppresident. “It is always a pleasure to have a bright light shine on our college, and Marianne surely is a shining star.”

Tear will represent veterinary technicians on this nine-member board that is housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The board, which oversees nearly 3,900 veterinarians and 2,600 veterinary technicians, evaluates and determines the minimal entry-level competency of veterinarians and may take disciplinary action against any misconduct of licensees. Tear will serve a four-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2013.

Tear has nearly 20 years of veterinary experience, having worked in managerial and technician capacities at various veterinary hospitals and emergency centers in the Detroit area. Prior to Tear’s role in the Veterinary School at Baker College of Clinton Township where she has been on the leadership team since 2008, she served as coordinator for the Wayne State University/Wayne County Veterinary Technology Program.

She is currently the Editor-In-Chief for the “Veterinary Technology Journal.” In addition, Tear participated in the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska, assisting with all the prerace work that the canine “athletes” required.

In addition to the Michigan Association of Veterinary Technicians (MAVT), Tear is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), and the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE).

The Chesterfield resident received an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Wayne County Community College. She also holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in biology from Wayne State University.

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