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Baker College of Port Huron Vet Tech Program Granted Continued Provisional Accreditation

July 19, 2010

The Baker College of Port Huron veterinary technology associate degree program has been granted continued provisional accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). Provisional accreditation, valid for one year, is the immediate step before achieving full accreditation, which is targeted for April 2012 at Baker’s Port Huron campus.

“Continued provisional accreditation could not have been obtained without the ongoing hard work and dedication of program director Dr. Norman Bayne, full-time instructor Stephanie Johns, the vet tech staff and faculty, our local veterinarians, as well as the health sciences work-study students,” said Connie Harrison, Ph.D., Baker College of Port Huron president. “They are to be commended for their efforts.”

Graduates from an AVMA-accredited program are eligible to sit for the state and national licensing exams. After successfully passing both exams, they earn the title of Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). In Michigan, LVT licensing is required in order to work as a veterinary technician.
Career opportunities for LVTs include the following areas: small and large animal hospitals, research, education, pharmaceuticals, zoos and the military.

For more information about the veterinary technology program at Baker College of Port Huron, please contact Dr. Norman Bayne at 810.989.2375 or via e-mail.

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