Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Kelli Hovey joins Northeast Iowa Community College's Large Animal Vet Tech program as full-time Instructor

Now in it's third of success the Large Animal Veterinarian Technician program has brought on Kelli Hovey as a full time instructor and assistant for the program. Previously Kelli has work as a registered veterinary technician for Critters and Such in Decorah and as a part time lab assistant for the veterinary technician program. We're pleased to add Kelli full time to the staff at NICC to continue to build one of the best Large Animal Vet Tech Programs in the state.
Dan Lane joins the agriculture staff at Northeast Iowa Community College

Dan Lane joined the NICC Agriculture Team on August 1st as a new full time faculty member. Due to the dramatic growth that the NICC agriculture programs have seen over the past few years a need for an additional instructor was obvious. Through an extensive interview process of several outstanding candidates the committee decided that Dan Lane was an excellent fit for Northeast Iowa Community College and can help take us to the next level of excellence for out programs. Dan brings a wealth of experience with him including: 2009 - 2014 Iowa State University 4-H and Youth Development Specialist, 2007-2009. Extension Director-Clayton County, 1998-2007 Hawkeye Community College-Department Chair, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Horticulture-Animal Science Instructor, 1994-1998- Agriculture Education Instructor-Central Elkader Community Schools

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

NICC Vet Tech students make Channel 8 News.

Several of the NICC  Vet Tech students assisted with a livestock truck accident. To watch the news video click on the link below. Students are in the white suits.!Xslco


Monday, June 2, 2014

Hiring New Instructors

Northeast Iowa Community College currently has four full time instructors on campus and two adjunct instructors. Due to the tremendous growth in the program and the high demand for courses NICC is looking to add two new full time positions this fall. One full time position will be a general agriculture instructor and was just recently opened up. For more information on this position or if you know of someone who is interested in applying click on the following link.

The second position to be added this fall is a Veterinary Technician Program Instructor for the Large Animal Vet Tech Program

Friday, May 16, 2014

The American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities has awarded initial accreditation to the Associate of Applied Science-Large Animal Veterinary Technician program at the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Calmar campus.

The program’s initial accreditation is an important first step by the AVMA, the nationally-recognized governing body that oversees veterinary technician programs, according to Christopher Harvey, D.V.M., director of the Large Animal Veterinary Technician program.

“The accreditation process worked out really well. To be awarded accreditation, the AVMA requires the College to complete a very comprehensive task list. One of the things that impressed the AVMA is that the NICC program is a veterinary technician program that focuses on large animals. Ours is currently the only one of its kind that focuses on large animals in Iowa, and we’re one of only three in the U.S.,” Harvey explained.

Harvey highlighted other unique features of the program, particularly an internship requirement for students at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The internship experience for Large Animal Veterinary Technician students was developed in collaboration with the university, and the College of Veterinary Medicine is a cornerstone of one of the world's largest concentrations of animal heath professionals. NICC students will derive great benefit from hands-on learning experiences at Iowa State, Harvey added.

The program opened in fall 2011, and the degree prepares students for technician work in all aspects of veterinary medicine for large animals. The skills students acquire prepare them for work in veterinary clinics and many sectors of the veterinary industry, such as sales or corporate and private animal nursing. Large Animal Veterinary Technician program graduates may also transfer their credits to continue their education at a four-year college or university to pursue a veterinary science or veterinarian degree.

At commencement on May 15, NICC faculty and staff celebrated the program’s first graduating class. The 2014 Large Animal Veterinary Technician program graduates are:

Emily Arens, Waucoma

Stephanie Bessler, Protivin

Emily Deetz, Charles City

Shannon Deetz, Charles City

Erica Eastman, Riceville

Hilliary Moravend, Guttenberg

Julie Jones, Hopkinton

Jessie Moser, Colesburg

Nicole Wurzer, Waucoma

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Looking forward to our new students, 63 as of May 6th. New Student orientation is Tuesday, May 15th

Friday, May 2, 2014

Thank you to Summer Johnson, Clare Cook, Jodi Balk, Foster Harrison, and Jed Byers (not pictured) for helping out at the NICC both at State FFA Convention