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TCC’s Veterinary Technology program gets a hand from the Chesapeake Humane Society

A new partnership between Tidewater Community College and the Chesapeake Humane Society will benefit students in the college’s Veterinary Technology program.

TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, under the direction of Megan Taliaferro, is the only veterinary technology program in Hampton Roads and one of three in the state.

Chesapeake Humane Society will allow TCC veterinary technology students to complete hands-on training with faculty supervision at its facility located in the Great Bridge section of the city at 312. N. Battlefield Blvd. TCC faculty and students will have access to all equipment and shelter animals at Chesapeake Humane Society, which houses cats available for adoption.

“We are so appreciative of Chesapeake Humane Society for partnering with TCC to better prepare our students for careers as veterinary technicians,” said Greg Frank, dean of Natural Sciences at TCC.

TCC started its veterinary technology program in Fall Semester 2018. The 63-credit associate can be completed in four semesters and two summer sessions. Classes meet in the evening, twice weekly, on the Virginia Beach Campus. The program is designed for working veterinary assistants. TCC also offers a veterinary assistant program.

Visit for admission requirements and an application. All applications for the fall semester for both veterinary programs are due on April 30. Contact Taliaferro for more information at or 757-822-7264.