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Total Equine Vets selected for mentoring NOVA Veterinary Technician Students
Striving to lead in education, TEVA is pleased to participate in teaching programs. We were chosen as a large animal veterinary practice to help educate and inspire in key areas of excellence that NOVA targets.
Over the next few months, you may see Dr. Jay Joyce and Technician Gail Figgins shadowed by students. TEVA has been selected to participate with the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Veterinary Technician School. TEVA was chosen from a handful of local horse vet practices based on our experience, case load, desire to educate, reputation, and outstanding clientele.
These students are observers only, and will not distract us from our duties. Our commitment is to you. The students are accumulating 24-hours of large animal veterinary experience toward eventual Virginia state licensure as veterinary technicians (L.V.T. -- like Gail).
Many of these students have no horse experience and will stay in their familiar small animal vet clinic setting after graduation. These students have college-sponsored insurance and liability coverage, as does TEVA. But again, they are only here to observe.
So if you see a student riding with us, please welcome them. Know that they are not distracting us, that they will not be directly involved with the visit, and that they are very impressionable. Most of them will be hired by local small animal veterinary clinics, and you may be entrusting your dog or cat pet care to them sometime soon.
Dr. Jay Joyce and the TEVA Team
What our clients are saying about us
"Love the way you do business! "Dr. Jay" and staff go the extra mile to keep owner informed and educated as to the care of their horse . I appreciate all the innovative ideas you are implementing! Thank you for your services. Gail-it is a pleasure to work with you as well." ~ L.H. May, 25 2012
"Gail is GREAT!! She took her time with a super, overly sensitive mare I have and ended up with a new buddy afterwords :) TEVA did what they could to get me the coggins in a pinch and even though the lab didn't come through, I was happy they made such a rush to get their part done! Thanks Gail and Dr. J!!" - M.L. May 23, 2012
"Thank you for everything and I look forward to working with you in the future." ~ L.K. March 29, 2012
"Ongoing well checks and sick visits for 7 1/2 years. Horse and owner love Dr. J. He is great with horses and people. He explains everything he's doing and educates my kids while he's there. I completely trust him with my animal and my wallet because he really considers cost as well as what's best for the horse. He obviously loves his job!" ~ D.G March 23, 2012
"My miniature stallion was colicing and Dr Joyce was out to treat him within 30 minutes of my call. He was very good with Jack and although it is too soon to tell, Jack is getting stronger every day. Thank you, Dr Joyce! Thank you so much for your help with Jack. I was very pleased. He's feeling a little better every day!" W.S. January 17, 2012
"Kudos and all credit to Dr. Jay for the zebra tranquilization. Dr. Jay showed the skill, calm and confidence necessary to handle the situation in a masterful way. We know how these situations can easily escalate into hysteria. It was Dr. Jay that kept things in check. Our most heart felt thanks." ~ Bob & Shirley, November 29, 2011
"I think you guys are fantastic; I don't think I've ever had a vet that has been so knowledgeable and detailed in explaining everything about procedures and the diagnosis. I've talked you guys up to everyone at the barn. =)"C. November 18, 2011
"They chose well in choosing you. The students are very welcome here and I hope some of them will go into equine medicine. The mares like meeting new people - probably due to their years spent at a rescue farm with all the volunteers." ~ B.S.
"Thank you! We are glad to have you involved also." ~ L.
"This is wonderful! It demonstrates the positive energy and compassion that makes TEVA great! Good luck!" ~ The Critters & Humans at Rabbit Run Farm
"I'm so glad to see that you are helping vet students learn. I really enjoyed having you care for my horses while we were in VA. Sounds like things are going well for you :)" ~ Cate
"They are welcome anytime here at Dundee Miniatures!" ~ L.K.
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