Blinn College graduates 14 veterinary technician students

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – The Blinn College District recently recognized 15 Veterinary Technology Program graduates with a virtual pinning ceremony.

Blinn’s two-year associate’s degree in applied science in veterinary technology is one of 10 accredited programs in Texas. The program prepares students to become fully accredited Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs).

Blinn’s promotion includes Jourdan Anderson (Blooming Grove), Mi’Kendria Banks (Cedar Hill), Korrin Benson (Houston), Bailey Bull (Conroe), Jason Burdick (Richmond), Cassie Godfrey (Bryan), Nicole Gregston (Lubbock) , Briana Haas (Hallettsville), Haley Hernandez (Mesquite), Samantha Lowe (Iola), Brian Okosun (Spring), Sabryna Scott (Sour Lake), Kellye Stillwell (Sour Lake), Alice Yount (Waco) and Olivia Zdeb (Brenham) .

“These graduates are in high demand and many have completed the program with multiple employment opportunities in hand,” said Dr Catherine Pfent, director of the veterinary technology program. “Under the guidance of our dedicated faculty, these students approached our comprehensive program to graduate with the tools and training necessary to excel in the field of animal health.”

Blinn ranked first for the second year in a row among Texas community colleges in preparing its students for the National Veterinary Technician Examination (VTNE), one of two tests required to become an LVT. Over the past three years, Blinn graduates have averaged an 88.5% first-time pass rate on the VTNE.

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