Jamie Moran, Veterinary Technician graduate, admits enrolling in Rockford Career College was a big decision for her. “Going back to school in general was intimidating,” says Jamie. “I am not a school person, but I knew becoming a Veterinary Technician was what I wanted to do. Helping animals is a passion of mine.”
Despite the fear of classroom work and studies, Jamie enrolled in Rockford’s Veterinary Technician program, and thrived. She graduated from the program in May 2020, with not only her degree, but accolades to go with it.READ MORE
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” This Babe Ruth quote inspired Pamela Wolf to take a chance on her dream career.1 After enrolling in Rockford Career College's Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician degree program, Pamela studied hard and developed her technical skills. We could not be prouder of her for graduating on the Dean's List and beginning a new life serving animals and their owners. “Remember your goals and never give up!” says Pamela.READ MORE
“What we do for ourselves dies with us; what we do for others lives on forever.” Rockford Career College graduate Alma Bullman chose her career based on these words. Wanting to serve pets and their families, she enrolled in our Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician degree program. Her hard work and dedication to animals helped her graduate on the Dean's List. We are extremely proud of her for earning her degree and beginning the career of her dreams.READ MORE
“You never work a day in your life if you love what you do.” Kaitlyn loved nothing more than caring for animals, prompting her to pursue a new profession. In Rockford Career College's Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician degree program, Kaitlyn flourished and developed the skills necessary for a new career path. We are so proud of her for graduating and launching her career serving animals in her community.READ MORE
What do veterinary technicians do?
We defend those who can't speak for themselves. Pets can be difficult to work with at times, but they deserve the same level of compassion and care that human patients receive. Communicating with the pet owner, relying on what I've learned and experienced, and being attentive to a pet's non-verbal cues are vital to my occupation. My name is Nia, and I'm proud to be a veterinary technician.READ MORE
Our veterinary technician instructors are completing the Fear Free certification program, if they have not done so already. This means that they could empower students with skills to help eliminate pets' fear, anxiety, and stress induced by veterinary visits. Fear Free practices are designed to create a clinic experience that is safer for all parties involved, including pets, families, and veterinary healthcare teams.READ MORE