Cornell expands LVT preceptorship program

Two LVTs prepping for surgery

Credit: Carol Jennings/Cornell University

LVTs Rachel Mikrut (left) and Mikaela Winder prepping for surgery.

Licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs) are vital members of any veterinary care team. In one day at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, one LVT might guide trainees on taking radiographs, another might handle a 1,100lbs horse, or organize supplies for a procedure – and everything in between.

It’s a position that requires extensive training, like the kind offered through Cornell’s Veterinary Technician Preceptorship Program. After over 15 years of preparing future veterinary technicians to enter the workforce, this six-week program remains one of the few of its kind based in a New York referral animal hospital. This year, it’s expanding its enrollment capacity, adding rotation training options, joining forces with the wildlife preceptorship and growing from one offering each summer to two.

Read the full story on the College of Veterinary Medicine website.

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