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Media Contact Laurie Maker
Executive Director of College Communications
(508) 588-9100 x1848
Massasoit Community College to Offer Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program in Partnership with the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
60-hour Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program to begin September 10
July 1, 2013

Brockton, MA (July 1, 2013) – Massasoit Community College is offering a 60-hour veterinary assistant certificate program that will begin on September 10, 2013. Classes are scheduled to meet Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and two Saturdays per session from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Offered for a limited time only at the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, the program will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter the veterinary field as a veterinary assistant.

Classes will be taught by Andrea Gouthro. Ms. Gouthro has a bachelor of science in animal veterinary science from the University of Rhode Island, and she became a certified veterinary technician in 2003. With over 18 years of experience in animal care, she is the current assistant director of community and shelter veterinary medicine for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. In addition to 15 years of veterinary technician experience, she possesses vast experience and knowledge in the areas of domestic animal behavior, veterinary technology, pet rescue and adoptions, public animal humane education, and animal welfare fundraising

Students will receive training in office and hospital procedures and pharmacy, lab and surgical procedures. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a veterinary assistant certificate.

There is an information/registration session scheduled for Wednesday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, 134 Court Street, Plymouth, MA. For more information, please call Rose Paquette at 508-588-9100, x1307.


Founded in 1966, in the heart of southeastern Massachusetts, Massasoit Community College is a public two-year college in the Massachusetts Public Higher Education System. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. Many departments carry additional accreditations. The College offers a full spectrum of associate’s degree programs in arts, sciences, and applied sciences as well as one year and short term certificates across a variety of occupations and interests. In addition the College offers corporate and job skills training courses.

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