Karen McGeehan was selected as the Veterinary Science Instructor at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in July 2017. Veterinary Science at EASTERN provides the opportunity to pursue a career in the animal care industry. Students in Veterinary Science learn to support veterinarians by providing assistance during examinations; treatment administration and monitoring; managing health record information; and how to perform a wide range of selected practice-related duties.
Ms. McGeehan is a Certified Veterinary Technician in Pennsylvania and Red Cross CPR certified. She received her Associates in Vet Tech at Manor College, her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Temple University, and her MBA from St. Joseph’s University. Since 2003, she has held veterinary nursing positions at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from Nurse to Nursing Recruiter, and most recently, Nursing Supervisor. During her time at University of Pennsylvania, she also taught 4th year Veterinary students and Harcum students all aspects of Veterinary Nursing. Through these experiences she decided that she truly wanted to teach students who share her passion for animal care.
“I am really looking forward to teaching 11th and 12th grade Veterinary Science student at EASTERN,” said Ms. McGeehan. “The Veterinary Science field is exciting and always evolving. My goal is to introduce the students to the many career options available within the animal care industry, including many hands-on activities.”
For more information about EASTERN’s Veterinary Science program, please visit www.eastech.org/eastern-programs/vet/.