Stanbridge College’s Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree program received American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation effective August 28, 2015.
Accreditation by the AVMA represents the highest standard of achievement for veterinary medical education in the United States. Earning accreditation is viewed by the AVMA as “commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.”
AVMA accreditation of veterinary medical programs and institutions assures employers that graduates have achieved specified learning goals and are prepared to begin professional practice. The evaluation process is rigorous, with multiple stages of evaluation culminating in a comprehensive site visit.
“We are very pleased to announce the accreditation of our Veterinary Technology program by AVMA,” said Mr. Yasith Weerasuriya, President of Stanbridge College. “The hands-on clinical practice our students receive sets us apart as a leader in veterinary technician training in Orange County.”
“Our goal here is to be sure that the level of veterinary medicine students are exposed to is going to make them highly desirable for our top practices to hire,” added Dr. Lawrence Kosmin, Medical Director of the Veterinary Technology Program, and President of the California Veterinary Medical Association.
Stanbridge is home to the world’s first high-fidelity canine patient simulator for veterinary technology training, designed by Dr. Daniel Fletcher, D.V.M., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Emergency and Critical Care at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Sciences. In addition, Stanbridge College has developed partnerships with reputed Southern California institutions, such as the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, where students practice their large animal handling and equine care skills.