Meet the Dynamic Duo: Doctors Nemanic and Lee
Published on November 20, 2014 by Staff Writer
This quarter, Broadview University-Orem welcomes two new veterinarians to the veterinary technician program staff. Each brings a variety of experience to the classroom that will be beneficial to our students. Meet Dr. Heather Nemanic and Dr. Marcel Lee.
Heather Nemanic, DVM
Dr. Nemanic’s desire for the veterinary field began when she was young. “I had a strong interest in horses,” she said, “and I wanted to work with them in whatever way I could.” Her passion for horses and her interest in the sciences led her on a journey to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
She completed her undergraduate studies at Salt Lake Community College and Utah State University before moving on to vet school at Oregon State University. After completing her DVM, she moved to Logan, Utah, where she worked for five years before moving to Utah County. She is currently working as an emergency clinician at Pet Urgent Care and as a weekend vet at Riverwoods Pet Hospital.
When she is not at work, Dr. Nemanic spends time with her two horses, two cats and her dog. She enjoys trail riding and endurance rides and hopes to one day have an equine practice of her own focused on alternative and preventative medicine.
When asked about her goals for the vet tech program at Broadview University, she answered, “My goal at Broadview is to gain further teaching experience and educate students about animal handling and veterinary technician work.”
Marcel Lee, DVM
Dr. Lee knew that she liked to study animals, but she didn’t know that she would like working with animals until she did an internship at an exotic pet hospital. This was a pivotal moment in her life that changed her course of study from Zoology to Veterinary Medicine. “I was hooked,” she said, “I changed my major to Animal Science/ Pre-Vet and never looked back!”
She did her undergraduate work at Brigham Young University and her graduate work at Western University of Health Sciences where she earned her DVM. She currently works at Banfield Pet Hospitalin Orem, where she has been employed since graduating.
In her free time, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with her husband, 9 month old daughter, and her two dogs. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.
When asked what her goals for the vet tech program at Broadview University are, she responded: “I would like to become engaged with the self-directed learning pursuits of each student. As a graduate from Western University, I have a strong personal belief in self-directed learning and think the more a student craves education, the more they will learn and retain for a lifetime, not just until finals week. I have been a student long enough myself to have mastered the sponge and dump pattern of learning, and feel strongly that this is not what our students should do. They deserve more. I want to inspire our students here at Broadview University to crave knowledge and teach them to seek out the answers for themselves.”
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