Sanford-Brown College-Portland Campus Veterinary Technology Program Receives AVMA Accreditation

August 10, 2012

Program Becomes One of Only Two AVMA-Accredited Programs in the State of Oregon

Portland, OR. August 3, 2012 – Sanford-Brown College-Portland has announced that its Veterinary Technology academic program has received accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The program is now one of two AVMA-accredited programs in the state.

By achieving this accreditation, Sanford-Brown graduates are now eligible to apply to the Oregon Medical Veterinary Board for registration to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), a requirement to become a certified veterinary technician in the state of Oregon..

“Our academic standards provide students with the opportunity to learn the knowledge, practical skills, and confidence they need to pursue careers as veterinary technicians,” said Andrea M. Dover, DVM, Chair of the Veterinary Technology Program at the SBC-Portland campus. “The AVMA accreditation distinction is a crucial step in providing students the tools they need to succeed after graduation.”

The Veterinary Technology program at Sanford-Brown is designed to provide students with the technical and practical training necessary to work as veterinary technicians who provide competent and humane care toward the emotional and physical well-being of animals.

The American Veterinary Medical Association, established in 1863, is the largest not-for-profit veterinary association in the world. The AVMA represents more than 82,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) develops standards and reviews programs in veterinary technology and is the Committee charged with overseeing accreditation of veterinary technology programs.

For more information about the Veterinary Technology at Sanford-Brown College-Portland, campus, please visit

About Sanford-Brown College-Portland
Founded in 1866, Sanford-Brown Colleges and Institutes provide quality, hands-on training for students who are passionate about the healthcare industry and offer them the support and resources to advance personally and professionally. Sanford-Brown College-Portland offers a degree in Veterinary Technology, and diplomas in Medical Assistant and Medical Billing and Coding. Sanford-Brown College-Portland is just one of the 38 Sanford-Brown campuses across the country. Sanford-Brown is a career training and non-degree and degree-granting institution. Programs vary by location.  To learn more about the Portland campus, please visit:

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