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SUNY Canton Celebrates National Vet Tech Week

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

If the neighbor’s dog swallows a tennis ball or the chubby cat suddenly stops eating, who will be there for them?

Although pets do not visit the same doctors and nurses as their owners, they do have someone that provides them with the same quality of care. Licensed veterinary technicians are educated professionals who work closely with veterinarians to ensure the best quality medical care for pets. The SUNY Canton Veterinary Science Technology and Veterinary Services Management programs will be recognizing the people who take care of our pets’ health by celebrating National Veterinary Technician week (Oct.11-17).

Vet Tech Students

“Veterinary technicians are part of the health care team that is largely responsible for the health of pets and large animals,” said Mary O. Loomis, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Director of the Veterinary Science Technology program. “It is fitting that we recognize their continued service to the people in the community and the smaller, but equally important, additions to their families.”

Among the scheduled activities and events is a showing of the movie “Marley and Me” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.14, in the Kingston Theater.

SUNY Canton will also be hosting a New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians Seminar from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 in the Newell Vet Tech Center. Guest speakers include Licensed Veterinary Technician Cathy Dornton, Lisa Brownson from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dog Behavioral Trainer Rachel Baum, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine David Chico from the Empire State Animal Response Team. The seminar is free to members of the SUNY Canton Veterinary Technology Association (VTA). Non-VTA members are invited to attend for a $5 fee.

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in American, Inc. (NAVTA) holds the National Veterinary Technology week to recognize veterinary technicians for their contributions in pet healthcare, as well as the veterinarians, assistants, practice managers and others involved with animal care. This year, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is sponsoring the week-long celebration.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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Glens Falls Native Receives SUNY Canton’s Associate Level Outstanding Graduate Award

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Alysia SmithA dedicated student activist is the recipient of SUNY Canton’s 2008 Associate Level Outstanding Graduate Award.

Alysia M. Smith of Glens Falls is passionate about children, animals, the environment, and her education. She has committed herself to promoting environmental education and activism while maintaining a perfect grade point average in the Veterinary Science Technology program.

Smith will be among the approximately 500 students at the College’s 100th Commencement Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, outdoors across from SUNY Canton’s French Hall.

Smith was a co-founder of the Student Environmental Awareness Society (SEAS) and worked with faculty and staff on the Green Campus Committee to improve recycling on campus.

On Earth day, Smith helped plant 100 trees and helped create unique sculptures out of recyclable materials to promote environmental awareness. She also recovered and found homes for recycled textbooks and helped the library sort items for recycling.

She was also a member of the college’s Habitat for Humanity club, the Outing Club and held a work-study position in the SUNY Canton Office of Public Relations.

She has worked as an equine assistant and barn manager at the Double H Hole in the Woods Ranch, a camp for critically ill children in Lake Luzerne. She witnessed the therapeutic effects of the interaction between children with disabilities and the animals. “The experience made me a more compassionate, patient, understanding, and loving person,” Miss Smith said. “I want to continue to be a part of programs such as these that not only benefit children, but animals as well.”

Smith is planning on a career in wildlife rehabilitation medicine and animal assisted therapy.

She has been recognized on the President’s List and received Part-Time Honors for academic excellence and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. She received the Hahn-Kalberer Endowed Scholarship, the Anderson-Andre Endowed Scholarship, and the Zonta Club Scholarship.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Future Veterinarian Receives Three Scholarships

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

A SUNY Canton student who hopes to become a veterinarian has secured enough scholarships to completely finance her final year of college.

Jessica Cornell of Henderson recently received $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. She also received a $4,350 Allan P. and Catherine Barnett Newell Endowed Scholarship and a $1,000 North Country Scholarship. Combined, the three scholarships have paid for her final year in the Veterinary Science Technology program.

“Jessica is a great example of the success of the SUNY Canton Foundation,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “I am quite confident that this support will benefit her far beyond her college studies.”

Cornell said it has been hard coming up with the money to attend college. The 26-year-old animal lover had already earned a four-year degree when she decided to follow her dreams. “I’m working toward my second degree and I really want to become a veterinarian,” Cornell said. “It was a good decision to go back.”

She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, lauding students for high-academic achievement while promoting leadership and community service.

The SUNY Canton Foundation recommended Cornell for the Coca-Cola scholarship, and she wrote an essay last semester during finals week. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation contributes $400,000 annually for students like Cornell, who demonstrated both academic success and participated in community service and outreach initiatives.

The SUNY Canton Foundation also linked Cornell with the Allan P. and Catherine Barnett Newell Endowed Scholarship, which is given annually to a second-year North Country student from the area who demonstrates financial need. Allan and Kate Newell were selected as dual recipients of SUNY Canton’s distinguished citizen awards at SUNY Canton’s 99th Commencement Ceremony for their noted philanthropy.

The Newells also made a significant gift to the college in 2003 through the Sweetgrass Foundation, which helped construct the Newell Veterinary Technology Center, where Cornell attends the majority of her classes.

 

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