We Proudly Present Veterinary Technician Graduate Jamilla Muhammad

We Proudly Present Veterinary Technician Graduate Jamilla Muhammad
On October 12, 2021

“Success is never final and failure never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” This quote from an unknown author inspired Jamilla Muhammad to persevere in pursuing her dream career.1 Jamilla began working with animals when she was twelve years old and never gave up on her passion. After enrolling in our Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technician degree program, Jamilla studied diligently and developed her practical skills.

Earning her degree was not without its challenges. “During school, I worked a full-time job on third shift and also a part-time job,” Jamilla explains. “I was paying my way through school while also paying bills at home.” However, her instructors kept her motivated. “Without the help and encouragement of Dr. Sattelmaier, I would not have finished the program. He really helped me,” she says. Jamilla completed her externship in Medvet Toledo's surgery department. We are so proud of Jamilla for graduating and fulfilling her career goals!

What You Learn in a Veterinary Technician AAS Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Jamilla took courses such as: Husbandry & Disease, Small Animals; Veterinary Office Management; and Animal Clinical Procedures.   

In these courses, she learned about:

  • The basics of husbandry, disease, and immunology in common small animal species with emphasis on disease mechanisms, treatment, and prevention
  • Proper record keeping, client communication skills, OSHA regulations and guidelines, inventory, career opportunities, employment skills, and assisting with client bereavement
  • Common procedures with small and large animals with emphasis on restraint, administration of medication by multiple routes, proper techniques for blood draws, specialized testing, wound care, neonatal, dermatology, alternative therapy, and physical examination with emphasis on individual systems

In addition to veterinary technician-related subjects, general education courses such as Introduction to Psychology and Oral Communications allowed Jamilla to fulfill associate degree requirements.

How Our Graduate Became a Veterinary Technician

Like Jamilla, you too could become a veterinary technician and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. Our program focuses on Fear Free Education and is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Graduates are prepared to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

Stautzenberger College's Veterinary Technician AAS Program at a Glance

Program Length: 24 months
Learning Environment: Hybrid format incorporating both online and in-person components
Lead Instructor for Veterinary Technician
Job Outlook: 8% increase in the U.S. projected from 2019-20292

Find out more about our veterinary technician AAS program today. Call 888.859.8225 or submit the Request Information form on our website. We are ready to assist you with completing the enrollment process, navigating your financial aid options, finding a tutor, practicing your interviewing skills, connecting with local employers, and more. Have the courage to accomplish your academic and professional goals!

1 Quote Investigator.  (2013, September 3).  Success Is Never Final and Failure Never Fatal. It’s Courage That Counts.  https://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/09/03/success-final/
2 National Center for O*NET Development.  29-2056.00 - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians.  O*NET OnLine.  Retrieved May 31, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2056.00

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