Kent Trumbull Veterinary Technology Students Perfect Again

CHAMPION, Ohio — For the third consecutive year, Kent State Trumbull veterinary technology students earned the highest passage rate in Ohio on the Veterinary Technician National Exam administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards – holding the highest three-year rate in the state.

All the Trumbull graduates received 100% on their exams. The program, administered through Kent State Tuscarawas, has a three-year average passage rate of 100%. The national three-year average score is approximately 70.5%. 

“This is an incredible accomplishment,” says Melissa Best, Trumbull program director. “While our cohorts are smaller, when compared to other Ohio Veterinary Technology schools, we provide an exceptional education for our students by providing more one-to-one instruction and smaller classroom faculty-to-student ratios.”

According to Best, community partnerships and off-site clinical partners also play a significant role in student success. The program earned initial accreditation in 2018 by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities.

Many classes have been completed at the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County. A few years ago, Kent State opened a veterinary technology laboratory that resembles a mini-veterinary clinic inside the shelter, offering radiology, laboratory, surgery and a pharmacy. Students received experience at multiple off-site large animal farms, exotic facilities, and a research university for laboratory medicine.

“We have a great relationship with the Animal Welfare League and veterinary professionals in the community,” Best said. “It gives our students opportunities to work hands-on and leave our program career-ready.” 

Those interested in the veterinary technology program for fall 2022 can click HERE.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.