Campus: Willow Street Campus
Program Manager: Tammy Kramer, CVT
Instructor: Jessie Masquelier
Adjunct Veterinarian/ DVM / Instructor: Dr. Emily Glasgow
Tammy Kramer, CVT
Program Manager: Veterinary Technology (AST)
Tammy Kramer graduated from Pottsville Area High School in 1989. She received an Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology from Harcum College in 1991 and her CVT license in 1992. She has worked in small animal practice for 25 yrs.
Tammy resides in Schuylkill County with her husband (Mike), two sons (Austin and Cody), a Boxer named Ruger and Daisy, their cat. In her spare time, she helps foster boxers for Adopt a boxer rescue, volunteers with the fire company, and is a member of the American Legion. She rides ATV’s and likes camping for fun with the family.
Tammy is a member of AAHA, NAVTA, and PVMA. New to LCCTC, she plans to make the Veterinary Technology program the best it can be by growing together.
Instructor: Veterinary Technology (AST)
Jessie Masquelier is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She was very pleased to join LCCTC as an instructor in the summer of 2016. She attended McLennan Community College in Texas, where she earned her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.
Prior to that, as a native of the State College, PA area, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Juniata College in Geology and Anthropology. She was then granted the position of Livestock Intern at World Hunger Relief, Inc., a sustainable farm in Texas. There she worked with a wide variety of animals including dairy goats, grass-fed steers, and laying hens, and her passion for veterinary medicine was rekindled.
Instructor Masquelier is experienced working in veterinary clinics both in Texas and in Pennsylvania as well as volunteering at Centre Wildlife Care, a wildlife rehabilitation center. She has extensive experience not only with dogs and cats, but also with horses, livestock, reptiles, “pocket pets,” exotic avian species, and a vast array of wildlife.
Her goal at LCCTC is to provide a thorough and engaging curriculum that inspires and encourages students in their pursuit of a career in veterinary technology. She strives to instill in students a character of professionalism, morality, and the desire to remain life-long learners.
Dr. Emily Glasgow
Adjunct Veterinarian/ DVM / Instructor: Veterinary Technology (AST)
Career Focus Statement
Use your compassion for animals to establish lifelong goals and a solid career.
Provide professional and technical assistance to veterinarians to include:
- Administration of medications by various routes, to include immunizations
- Dental Prophylaxis
- Diagnostic imaging including digital radiographs
- Surgical preparation, anesthetic monitoring, and post-surgical patient care
- Perform laboratory diagnostic tests on state of the art blood and chemistry equipment
- Maintain and sanitize animal facilities consistent with the Animal Welfare Act and USDA requirements
- Follow all federal and state regulations applicable to the field of Veterinary Technology
- Provide excellent customer service to patient owners and all participants within the community
- Perform hospital and staff management skills
- Other tasks requested by the veterinarian within the regulatory statues and individual capabilities of the Veterinary Technician
Using textbook learning along with hands-on experience, the Veterinary Technology Program will provide a solid base on which to grow your Veterinary Technology career. Within a facility emulating and functioning an actual veterinary hospital, LCCTC students will have daily interactions with fostered animals as part of their learning experience. In our care of these fostered animals (which will change weekly), we will instruct you on how to properly care for patients, including maintaining medical records and doing SOAPs [Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan] in conjunction with the critical thinking aspects of being a successful Veterinary Technician. Baseline needs of the patients will be taken care of on all animals. Based on the individual courses, students will perform a variety of diagnostic tests on these patients under the direction of the veterinarian to include bloodwork, radiology, fecal and urine analysis, analysis of dermatological specimens, and perform other diagnostic tests as medically or surgically indicated.
Treatments, including administration of medications, applying wound care, bandaging, performing dental prophylaxis, parasite control and treatments, and ear care will involve developing an active proficiency in animal restraint and handling. Anesthesia administration and monitoring will be taught along with critical care surgical nursing skills. Facility care is a large part of being a team member within the veterinary community and will be a significant part of your learning experience. Proper hospital sanitation and disease control is critical for patient wellness.
Grow with us and become a dedicated Veterinary Technician.
The Veterinary Technician’s Oath:
I solemnly dedicate myself to aiding animals and society by providing excellent care and services for animals, by alleviating animal suffering, and promoting public health.
I accept my obligations to practice my profession conscientiously and with sensitivity, adhering to the profession’s Code of Ethics, and furthering my knowledge and competence through a commitment to lifelong learning.