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Make the Switch to Vet Tech
Make the Switch to Vet Tech

Reconsidering your career? You are not alone. The events of the past year have made many people stop and think about what is truly important to them. Perhaps you have always wanted to work with animals but never thought you had the time, experience, education, or finances to pursue such a career. All of us here at Stautzenberger College want you to know that there's still plenty of time to make that dream career a reality.

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Maumee Meet Our Instructor: Dr. Nick Sattelmaier
Maumee Meet Our Instructor: Dr. Nick Sattelmaier

Whether you're volunteering, working with large animals, or helping at a small practice, you're just happy to be helping animals. Dr. Nick Sattelmaier feels the same way. As Maumee Campus's veterinary technology program chair, he has had a variety of work experiences that he draws upon when teaching.

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Meet Our Instructor: Mary Kay Casler
Brecksville Meet Our Instructor: Mary Kay Casler

Living on a farm surrounded by horses, Mary Kay Casler developed a love for animals early in life. Although many people adore animals, not everyone turns caring for pets into a profession. Mary Kay joined the Stautzenberger College team to show students how to help animals as part of a rewarding career.

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A Day in the Life: Veterinary Technician
A Day in the Life: Veterinary Technician

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.

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Vet Tech with Fear Free Instruction
Vet Tech with Fear Free Instruction

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.

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Graduate Highlight - Lauri Maestas - Veterinary Technician
Graduate Highlight - Lauri Maestas - Veterinary Technician

Could you truly say that you will enjoy your current job for your entire life? Stautzenberger College graduate Lauri Maestas could. Once she found her career calling, she followed it wholeheartedly and never looked back.

“A close family friend told me about the vet med field and how she could really see me pursuing that as a career,” Ms. Maestas explains. “I looked into it, and I am lucky to have found something I'll do for the rest of my life.”

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