Linda Markland RVT of the Year Award – Non-Private Practice
As a registered veterinary technician and an instructor at Foothill Junior College’s veterinary technician program, Sandy Gregory is considered an outstanding role model and leader by students and colleagues. In 2011, Ms. Gregory founded Foothill College’s Small Animal Surgery Day, a collaborative learning event connecting San Francisco Bay Area rescue groups, veterinarians, and veterinary technology students for purposes of spaying and neutering small animals (rats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, and mice), many of which were rescued from hoarding situations. The program aims to combat small-animal overpopulation and help find forever homes for the animals. The program provides students with valuable hands-on experience in restraint, medical calculations, injections, fluid management, induction and recovery from anesthesia, and surgical assisting skills, preparing them to enter the veterinary field with knowledge and confidence.
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