The Veterinary Technician Program at Stautzenberger College spans twenty-seven months for a full-time student, and teaches you the practical knowledge and technical skills you will need as a technician in the field. We have an exceptional group of veterinarians and veterinary technicians who are well-versed in their areas of specialization. We will be by your side for the challenging tasks (your first pharmacology exam, first blood draw, and first catheter placement) and for your moments of triumph! Whether you have had clinical experience, or are new to the field, we will give you the support you need!
Whatever your aspirations for the future, we will introduce you to life in small animal medicine, large animal medicine, specialty practice, laboratory work, shelter medicine, and other opportunities in the field. Dr. Snyder and I have both been part of the veterinary community for over twenty years, and have many different types of experiences between us. We are always happy to share those experiences, as are your other instructors. If you have any questions, issues or just need to talk, please come see us.
We are really looking forward to helping you reach your goals!
Danya Linehan, DVM and Lisa Snyder, DVM (Veterinary Technology Program Co-Directors)
Dr. Danya Linehan, DVM
Dr. Linehan has worked in the veterinary field since 1983 and has been practicing veterinarian since 1993. Born and raised in New England, she earned a BS in Animal Science at the University of New Hampshire, and then moved to Ohio in 1989 to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at Ohio State University.
Much of her early career included shelter work with small/large animals as well as wildlife rehab/outreach education with the Massachusetts SPCA. Danya spent 11 years learning holistic techniques, completing her veterinary acupuncture certification in 1997.
Dr. Danya started teaching at Stautzenberger College in March ’06 and has never been happier with her career decision. Her colleagues, the practice philosophy and students make every workday a lot of fun. Danya lives with her husband Mike Parks, and are currently owned and operated by an approximate baker’s dozen of felines.
Dr. Lisa T Snyder, DVM
Dr. Snyder began her veterinary career in 1980, working through high school as assistant and receptionist in a mixed animal practice in her hometown of Ashland, Ohio. This job opportunity reinforced her career aspiration to become a veterinarian and she continued her education at Ohio State University, first obtaining her BS in Animal Science in 1985, followed by her veterinary degree (DVM) in 1989.
Dr. Snyder’s early career as a veterinarian began in a mixed animal practice (dairy and small animal). Within a couple of years, she practiced predominately small animal medicine and surgery. In 2000, she was offered the opportunity to become the attending veterinarian at a large research facility and decided to venture into laboratory animal medicine. This involved medicine and surgery of many diverse species including rodents, rabbit, guinea pigs, pigs, nonhuman primates, quail, as well as dogs and cats.
Dr. Snyder joined Stautzenberger in 2007 as an adjunct instructor, and eventually became co-program director with Dr. Linehan in January 2010. She has enjoyed her diverse veterinary background and all the opportunities that a career in veterinary medicine can afford, in her case; private practice, research and education.
Stautzenberger College, Brecksville is approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to offer Associate Degrees in Broadcast Captioning, Business and Entrepreneurial Management, Court Reporting, Medical Assisting, Paralegal Studies, Personal Fitness Trainer, and Veterinary Technician.The College is also approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to offer a Diploma's in Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting and Personal Fitness Trainer.
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