Hey Students: Dream Big!
Published on March 6, 2013 by Bob Trewartha
Ladies and gentleman, this month we are happy to put the spotlight on Annie Johnson, veterinary technology instructor extraordinaire at Broadview University-West Jordan!
Dean of Education Malinda Daniel says, “Annie is one of those faculty members that puts as much effort into her classes as her students and is willing to go above and beyond to ensure her students grasp the material. I once watched Annie teach a class where the focus was on rabbits. Annie shared so many fascinating things with the class that she had personal experience with. Annie does that–whether it is coming up with a game for medical terminology to help it stick or teaching us how to trim rabbit teeth–she is thinking outside the box and helping her students get the most that they can out of their classes.”
Here is a Q & A with Annie.
Any advice you have for students?
I want my students to dream big. If they have a desire to work with large animals, small animals, zoo animals and even wildlife, do it! It is important to take the VTNE (National Exam) right after graduation when the information is still fresh in their minds.
What brought you to Broadview University?
Honestly, an internet job search is what brought me to Broadview. I was upset to learn that Utah doesn’t license Veterinary Technicians when I moved here for my husband’s job. I wanted to find a job that did require my hard-earned license. I was also intrigued by the opportunity to teach the skills that I had learned in school and on the job as a technician.
What do you love about working with animals and being a vet tech?
This is a difficult question to answer because there are so many things I love about working with animals. I enjoy their different personalities, their will to love and be loved, and being a part of their recovery from disease and/or various medical procedures. Veterinary technology encompasses many different species, so you can continue to learn throughout your career.
Are you interested in working with animals? Learn more about what a vet tech does: http://www.broadviewuniversity.edu/programs/health-science/veterinary-technology.aspx