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Middlesex Community College

Emma Ryan is a Middlesex Community College graduate who completed the Veterinary Assistant Program. She decided to enroll in this program because she wanted to work with animals her entire life, but never had the resources to go back to school. The CT Pathway program at Middlesex gave her the ability to take the classes required to become a Veterinary Assistant. She believes that the CTPathways program is a great program that allows those with limited resources to go after their dreams. Emma went from feeling very stuck, to having the chance to do something she loved. Before completing the program, she was offered a full time position at Branford Veterinary Hospital. Emma is so grateful for Middlesex and the CTPathways program for allowing her to chase her dreams that she would have been unable to pursue, had this program not existed.

   Vet Tech holding a dog.   Vet Tech holding a bird.


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