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Alumni Spotlight: Veterinary Technician Graduate Sage Cunningham

Posted: October 15, 2021 by Stephanie Lema
Veterinary technician graduate is in a veterinary office and smiling with a dog.
Veterinary Technician graduate, Sage Cunningham.
 


Sage was already part of a Veterinary Assistant program while she was in high school and that prepared her to continue her education at Pima Medial Institute. Learn how she started a career she loves as a veterinary technician shortly after graduating high school.
 
“While in high school, I attended the Veterinary Assistant program at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT). Pima Medical Institute’s partnership with EVIT provided a really smooth transition for me to go right from high school into their Veterinary Technician (VT) program. 
 
Veterinary technician graduate is in a veterinary office holding a dog and smiling. Sage loves helping care for animals with the hands-on training she received from Pima Medical Institute.
Being a student in the VT program was not easy. It is an accelerated program and beginning the program during COVID-19 meant I had to adjust to virtual learning. It was a huge challenge but I’m so glad I did it. Being a veterinary technician is a fast-paced job that is not just petting puppies and Pima Medical helped prepare me for all aspects of the job. Even battling COVID-19 regulations, they still worked to get us on campus and on field trips to get the hands-on experience we needed. Following my clinicals at Seville Veterinary Hospital where I had also done my EVIT internship, I was hired as a veterinary technician. I have been busy working and studying for my Veterinary Technician National Exam. 
 
I would absolutely recommend Pima Medical. It is not a program for the faint of heart. You must be committed and have a desire to learn. The instructors are dedicated to helping you succeed and they all push you out of your comfort zone to be your best self. I definitely feel prepared for my profession. I’m 19 years old, I have a brand new career and I’m making decent money at a job that I love!”
 
Are you looking to start a career you’ll love? Veterinary healthcare might be the perfect fit for you. Learn how you can get started today.
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