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Northshore Technical Community College

Pontchartrain Animal Hospital has a long standing partnership with Northshore Technical Community College's (NTCC) Veterinary Technology program.

The Veterinary Technology program at NTCC started out as a Veterinary Assistant program. In March 2011 the program became an accredited Veterinary Technician Program. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) visited the program for three days going over all aspects of teaching, the facilities and equipment to determine if the program met their standards for accreditation as a Veterinary Technician Program. More information about the AVMA standards for Veterinary Technician programs can be found can be found by clicking this link: Accreditation of Veterinary Technology Programs

The program at NTCC is a "hybrid" program, meaning classes are offered online as well as face-to-face. A total of 72 credit hours are taken over a two year period. After the first year of classes the student is awarded a Certificate of Technical Studies as a Veterinary Assistant. Upon completion of the two years the student is awarded an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. Upon completion of this degree, the student is eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Becoming a Registered Veterinarian Technician provides the graduate with numerous career. Private veterinary practice, research, teaching and zoo medicine are just a few of the available fields the Registered Veterinary Technician can enter.

For more information on careers for Veterinary Technicians and to view a short video on the subject, please click this link: Careers - Veterinary Technician

The Veterinary Technology Program at NTCC has a wonderful team of experts available to assist you in achieving your educational goals: Brennan Fitzgerald, DVM (program director), Yolanda Skinner DVM, Alissa Whitney, DVM, Anna Veilleux, RVT and Cassie Fradella, RVT.

If you would like more information about the program please contact us at: 225-222-4251, email Dr. Fitzgerald at, or visit the schools web site at

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