A new partnership between Tidewater Community College and the Chesapeake Humane Society will benefit students in the college’s Veterinary Technology program.
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Tidewater Community College
Chesapeake Humane Society
TCC’s Veterinary Technology program gets a hand from the Chesapeake Humane Society
HAMPTON ROADS, VA -- A new partnership between Tidewater Community College and the Chesapeake Humane Society will benefit students in the college’s Veterinary Technology program.
TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, under the direction of Megan Taliaferro, is the only one in Hampton Roads. Chesapeake Humane Society will allow TCC veterinary technology students to complete hands-on training with faculty supervision at its facility located in the Great Bridge section of the city at 312. N. Battlefield Blvd.
TCC faculty and students will have access to all equipment and shelter animals at Chesapeake Humane Society, which houses cats available for adoption.
“We are so appreciative of Chesapeake Humane Society for partnering with TCC to better prepare our students for careers as veterinary technicians,” said Greg Frank, dean of Natural Sciences at TCC.
TCC started its veterinary technology program in Fall Semester 2018. The 63-credit associate can be completed in four semesters and two summer sessions. Classes meet in the evening, twice weekly, on the Virginia Beach Campus.
Founded in 1968, Tidewater Community College (www.tcc.edu) helps students of all ages and backgrounds achieve their educational and career goals. TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce solutions in southeastern Virginia, serving both students and local employers with in-demand academic and career programs. It is one of 23 schools that make up the Virginia Community College System.
About Chesapeake Humane Society:
Founded in 1972, Chesapeake Humane Society (CHS) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization. CHS supports homeless animals in Hampton Roads through a variety of programs including an adoption program, low-cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, dental services, and soft-tissue surgeries. Visit chesapeakehumane.org to learn more about CHS.