Veterinary Technology
Ogeechee Technical College

Veterinary Technology program flyer cover


Meet the Faculty

Dr. Amy Willis Dorminey

Veterinary Technology Instructor

Office: Rm 849
Occupational Studies Bldg.

Dr. Amy Willis Dorminey is a native of Vidalia, Georgia.  She is a 2006 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and a 2002 magna cum laude graduate of Georgia Southern University (BS Biology). Dr. Dorminey practiced small and large animal medicine in Claxton, Georgia for four years before moving to north Georgia and purchasing and operating two small animal hospitals. Amy joined the OTC Veterinary Technology program in the fall of 2014. Dr. Dorminey is a member of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators. In addition, she serves as an advisor on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at Georgia Southern University. In her free time, Dr. Dorminey enjoys gardening, and spending time with her husband Jon and her daughter Eva. Dr. Dorminey’s family also includes a multitude of four-legged children, including 5 dogs and 4 cats.

Billie Walker, LVT, RVT

Veterinary Technology Instructor

Office: Rm 879
Occupational Studies Bldg.

Ms. Walker received her Associate’s Degree in Agriculture with a major in Animal Health Technology from Tri County Technical College in Pendleton, South Carolina and obtained her veterinary technician’s license in 1982. She has spent her 24-year career as a licensed veterinary technician in large and small animal private practice, research, and academia. She is an experienced Licensed Animal Health Technician whose professional knowledge, clinical skills and heart bring vision and passion to the veterinary technology profession.

She is a member of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators, National Association of Veterinarian Technicians in America, Past President and NAVTA State Representative for South Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians, Georgia Veterinary Technician and Assistant Association, Veterinary Technology Advisor Committee, Institute for the Care and Use of Animals and Student Chapter Advisor for the Student Chapter of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in American for Ogeechee Technical College. Ms. Walker has had the privilege of working with three very different veterinary technology programs, and is currently employed by the state of Georgia at Ogeechee Technical College in the Veterinary Technology Program in Statesboro, Georgia.

She is the mother of two very talented two-legged children. Nell, her 26-year-old daughter, a graduate of Georgia Southern University, who is now a practicing paramedic in Beaufort, SC and Jordan, her 23-year-old son, who is employed by the City of Savannah. Her four-legged children are also very talented--smiling Dalmatian, Perdie; acrobatic, heartwarming female DSH George; polydactyl DSH Tucks Toe Malley; energetic, fast-moving English Springer Spaniel Maggie; world’s largest lap dog Buck-a-Lee, a 75-pound American Bulldog; and growing kitten Harley


The Veterinary Technology degree program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

AVMA Contact Information:
1931 N. Meacham Road
Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847.925.8070 800.248.2862
Fax: 847.925.9329

AVMA staff contacts for the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA):

Ms. Laura Lien, CVT, VTS (LAIM) - MS Assistant Director, Education and Research Division American Veterinary Medical Association

Ms. Rachel A. Valentine, RVT, BS - Assistant Director, Education and Research Division

Ms. Julie Horvath - CVTEA Coordinator

Clinical Eligibility

Prior to beginning clinical rotations, students must complete a background and drug screening and have those results reviewed and cleared by the Dean. See program faculty for specific details regarding the process of completing the background check and drug screening.

Graduate Statistics

Veterinary Technician National Examination: Graduate Statistics for July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Number of eligible first-time candidates: 30

Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 28

Three-year pass percentage for first-time test takers on the VTNE based on a July 1 to June 30 reporting year (2016 - 2019): 79%

Program Goals

  1. All graduates of the Veterinary Technology degree program who attempt the national certification exam (VTNE) will pass on their first attempt

  2. Monitor program placement rate for veterinary technology degree program

  3. The degree program will maintain program accreditation through the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

  4. Upgrade and maintain technology in program to provide student training equivalent to that of clinical practice (industry) standards.


Programs of Study

Veterinary Technology AAS Degree*
Veterinary Technician Assistant Certificate*
Veterinary Technology Sonographer Certificate

*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).


Program Purpose Statement

The mission statement of the Veterinary Technology degree program is to develop academic, professional “hands-on” knowledge, and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement in our graduates, beginning with their ability to successfully pass the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination). Our goal is to demonstrate and expect excellent work ethics and ensure development of these “hands-on” technical skills.


Program Level Student Level Outcome Goals:

  • Veterinary Technology students will retain course competencies throughout the program, e.g. competency retention as shown by 80% of them scoring 70% or better on a mock national board exam given at the end of their VETT 2300 Internship course.

  • 100% of employers of Veterinary Technology graduates will be satisfied with their entry level skills, e.g. competency attainment and retention.

  • 90% of those graduating from the Veterinary Technology program and passing the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) will be successfully employed in the Veterinary Technology profession.

  • 80% of Veterinary Technology program graduates will pass the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) the first time they take it.


Program Courses

VETT 1000 - Veterinary Medical Terminology
VETT 1010 - Introduction to Veterinary Technology
VETT 1030 - Veterinary Clinical Procedures I
VETT 1060 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology
VETT 1070 - Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
VETT 1020 - Veterinary Clinical Pathology I
VETT 1110 - Veterinary Pathology and Diseases
VETT 2220 - Veterinary Practice Management
VETT 2130 - Veterinary Clinical Procedures II
VETT 2160 - Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians
VETT 2210 - Laboratory and Exotic Animal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians
VETT 2120 - Veterinary Clinical Pathology II
VETT 2230 - Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgical Procedures
VETT 2300 - Veterinary Technology Clinical Internship