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More Animal Studies Success Stories

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in veterinary science from Becker College, Trisha Babcock has had a variety of jobs ranging from medical and pharmaceutical sales, to clinical medical practice and research.

Amy Breton received an associate degree in veterinary technology from Becker and went on to get her vet tech specialty credentials in emergency and critical care.  She works for VESCONE, an emergency and referral veterinary hospital.  She was once profiled in the Veterinary Technician Journal for her work with search and rescue dogs in NYC during 9/11.

Alison Darby attended veterinary school at Iowa State and is presently doing research and graduate work in Boston.

Brittany DeWolf was accepted into an animal science graduate program at the University of Rhode Island. Brittany is considering veterinary school after graduate school.

Rebecca Durfee graduated from Becker with an A.S. degree in veterinary technology and a bachelor’s degree in biology. She went on to get her master’s degree in education from American International University and now works as an educator.

Darcy Gagne is currently enrolled in graduate school at Brown University to earn her master’s degree in biotechnology. She works as a scientist in preclinical affairs at C.R. Bard, Inc.  She returned to Becker in the spring of 2011 to speak as a guest lecturer and at Accepted Student Day.

Amy Gregoire worked at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University before attending veterinary school at Ross University.  Amy has worked in both small animal and mixed practice.

In 2010, Margaret Jablecki finished her doctoral training at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee. She participated in Oradell Animal Hospital's small animal medical and surgical internship program after graduation. She has also been employed at an emergency and specialty center as an internal medicine technician. In 2011, Dr. Jablecki joined the staff of full-time emergency veterinarians at Animal Emergency and Referral Associates in Fairfield, NJ.

Sara Rose Knox was ROTC at Becker College and chose to enter veterinary school at Mississippi State because of ties with the military.  Sara Rose graduated from MSU in 2010 and is a practicing veterinarian in the U.S. military.

Leah Lindamood works as a supervisor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine’s Walpole office.

Kimberly Lockhead received her bachelor’s degree in veterinary science from Becker and went on to get her specialty credentials in veterinary technology for anesthesia.  She works at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

Melissa Supernor received her specialty veterinary technology certification in internal medicine.  Supernor is a nationally well-respected lecturer for Purina Pet Foods and is the president of the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association.

Thanks to the close advisor-student relationships possible at Becker, Dr. Margaret Delano identified the Brown University School of Medicine as a good fit for a preceptorship for graduate Jackie Betty. Thanks to Jackie’s prior veterinary technician experience, she was accepted to work with the head veterinarian and his staff at Brown’s Animal Care Facility. Her work includes assisting in the welfare of 20 different animal species and facilitating open communication between researchers, assistants, surgeons, and animal care staff to deliver the best possible care to the animals.

Upon graduating from Becker College in 1996, Nancy McGilloway began her second career at Harvard Medical School, first as an animal care technician and then as animal care manager, supporting heart, diabetes and cancer research. Now at the top certification in her field (laboratory animal technologist), she is the manager and chief operations officer at Boston College’s Animal Resource Center. She is responsible for the entire animal care program, which supports such work as research to increase understanding and methods of managing epilepsy.

Jennifer Dupre, CVT, VTS is a 1992 Becker College graduate. She is the senior anesthesia technician and an instructor at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and a registered speaker with the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists. She contributed a chapter to the textbook, Anesthesia for Veterinary Technicians (Blackwell Publishing 2010) and has written numerous articles on the use of anesthesia during veterinary surgery. She has also instructed veterinary technicians in basic and advanced anesthesia techniques at the CVC veterinary convention.

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