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Veterinary Assistant Instructor Spotlight - Kelly Prindle

Posted On 11/16/2011

Kelly Prindle, Veterinary Assistant Program Director

I always wanted to work with animals, and as a Veterinary Assistant, I knew I could make a difference in their lives. I enjoy educating the public and giving pet owners information on how to care for their animals so they could live healthier and longer.

People often ask me why I left the animal hospital to become an instructor. After working in a veterinary practice in Rhode Island as well as Erie Animal Hospital and North East Animal Hospital in Erie, I was looking to take my career to the next level.

Now as an instructor, not only do I work with the animals, but I also help educate others about this field. I find it very rewarding to teach students who want to follow in the career path that I love.

If there is one piece of advice that I would give to anyone interested in a career as a Veterinary Assistant, it would be to tell them that it isn’t just about cute puppies and kittens. You have to be prepared for unexpected emergencies and negative outcomes. The world needs more people who genuinely give back to the animal community – the animals need the support.