Meet Gretchen Dhondt
Gretchen Dhondt gets to do what she loves for a living thanks to St. Petersburg College.
Gretchen, a recent graduate of SPC's Veterinary Technology A.S. Degree program, works as a certified veterinary technician at the Cat Hospital in Palm Harbor.
"I wanted to be in vet tech because I was curious anytime I brought my pets in for their checkups, I wanted to know what I could do to help," said Gretchen, who always knew she wanted to work with animals.
While she did not have prior knowledge in the career field before taking program courses, she learned quickly thanks to her professors. She recommends SPC's program to individuals who want to help more than just humans.
"The professors at SPC are amazing. They challenge you every single day and have high expectations of you. In the end, they provide you with all of the tools needed to succeed in the program and in your career. This program really does set you up for success in the real world."
Name: Gretchen Dhondt
Job Title: Veterinary Technician
Employer: The Cat Hospital