Vet Tech Students Gain Valuable Experience at Large Animal Skills Lab

Posted on Feb 22, 2024 at 10:15 AM

OTC Vet Tech Students attending a attend a large animal skills labStudents and instructors in the Ogeechee Technical College Veterinary Technician program recently travelled to Athens to attend a large animal skills lab. 

“Traveling to Athens for this skills lab was an excellent opportunity for our students to gain an amazing educational experience while training with the best equipment, facility, and trainers,” said Deidre Tillman, Veterinary Technology Instructor. “While we love our cats and dogs, our Vet Tech program gives limitless possibilities in fields like large animal medicine, laboratory medicine, and exotics medicine.”

As an accreditation requirement, students in OTC’s Vet Tech program are required to obtain competency in several hands-on large animal skills. These requirements include skills like venipuncture (drawing blood), giving oral medications and injections, bandaging limbs and tails, proper restraint techniques, and taking radiographs.

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Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. OTC provides studentā€centered academic and occupational programs and support services at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. OTC utilizes traditional and distance education methodologies in state-of-the-art facilities while supporting adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry workforce training. Visit for more information.

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