The MCC-Maple Woods veterinary technology program was recently awarded Chapter of the Year and Advisor of the Year by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America.

The awards are given to chapters who focus on the success of their students, as well as engage the community. The vet tech class at Maple Woods, along with holding adoption events and working with local organizations, also hosts a Haunted Barn each year to raise money and awareness.

During 2013, students assisted the Heart of America Kennel Club at microchipping and CERF clinics.  In addition, they hosted a booth at the annual Gladstone Walk and Wag, and helped out with wet labs at the Central Veterinary Conference (CVC) Kansas City.

Joan Gorman, a 1994 graduate of the program, was awarded Advisor of the Year. She was nominated by students in the program and was chosen based not only on her skills, but also on her dedication to both students and the program’s many animal residents.