Kent Trumbull Students Ace National Vet Tech Exam

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Students at Kent State University at Trumbull have earned the state’s highest three-year average passage in Ohio rate on the Veterinary Technician National Exam.

For the second straight year, veterinary technology students from the campus achieved a 100% passage rate on their first attempt. The campus’ three-year passage rate is 90.7%, far ahead of the national three-year average of 73%.

“We have created a top-notch program that has attracted great students,” said program director Melissa Best in a statement. “Our faculty, staff and students have worked so hard over the last four years. Community partnerships and our off-site clinical partners also play a huge role.”

Over the past four years, vet tech students have completed many of their classes at the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County. Last year, Kent State opened a veterinary technology laboratory inside the shelter, offering radiology, laboratory, surgery and a pharmacy. Students also get experience at sites including large animal farms, exotic facilities and a research university for laboratory medicine.

Kent State Trumbull’s program earned initial accreditation in 2018 by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities.

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