Chesapeake Graduates Largest Class of Veterinary Assistant Training Students

Twenty-eight local students recently graduated from the Chesapeake College Veterinary Assistant Training program, the largest graduating class in the program’s history. Students in the program participate in over 116 hours of training in order to receive the Veterinary Assistant designation.

At the graduation ceremony, course instructor, Dr. Amy Tanis of the Veterinary Medical Center in Easton, presented certificates to the students. This year’s graduates include: Kelly Bean, Korin Cooper, Sarah Eberhard, Janet Eisenhart, Beverly Estep, Brianna Eutsler, Lauri Farrer, Savanna Green, Olivia Grinnell, Carolyn Leager, Amie Lednum, Katie Lee, Pamela LeGates, Cathy Lejman, Sandra Marshall, Linda Middleton, Gerel Nelson, Lisa Olsen, Jeanne Owens, Shelbi Robinson, Brittany Simmons, Karen Snowberger, Denise Taylor, Rebecca Thursby, Ashley Waskey, Victoria Weaver and Amanda Willoughby.

“Students in the Veterinary Assistant Training program learn a wide variety of animal and animal care essentials.” said Marci Leach, Director of the Program at Chesapeake College. “Some graduates will continue their studies in the animal care field while others have learned valuable skills to take care of their own personal or farm animals. Graduates of the program find job opportunities in private veterinary practices, animal shelters, zoos, farms, laboratories or just about any field that would require animal knowledge.”

The Veterinary Assistant Training Program is approved and supported by the Maryland Boards of Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Medical Examiners, and Veterinary Technicians Association. Students attend class one evening each week and complete clinical hours at private practices and animal shelters in Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s, Kent and Dorchester counties.

The next Veterinary Assistant training program will begin in September, 2012. For more information about the program or to register, please call Marci Leach at 410-827-5833 or

In Photo: Twenty eight students recently graduated from the Chesapeake College Veterinary Assistant Training program.