Jan 22, 2018 – Middletown, Conn.—Students in the Middlesex Community College veterinary technology program are benefitting from $30,000 worth of clinical and laboratory equipment donated by Bristol-Myers Squibb last fall. The drugmaker is in the process of moving its Wallingford research and development operations out of state by the end of 2018 and contacted MxCC to see if the equipment would be useful to students.
“Bristol-Myers Squibb is proud to support the excellent educational opportunities at Middlesex Community College through the donation of equipment from our Veterinary Sciences department,” said Lynn Keller, VMD, head of Veterinary Sciences at Bristol-Myers Squibb. “We hope that the hands-on learning experiences students will benefit from today, will inspire them to seek careers in the STEM fields in the future.”
The donated items include dissecting microscopes, an ultrasound system, biomedical freezer, veterinary anesthesia ventilator, dental prophylaxis unit, i-STAT blood analyzer, centrifuge machines, carts, scales, and other miscellaneous lab supplies and glassware. The equipment was moved to the MxCC clinical space at Pieper Veterinary Hospital and the Middletown campus in November.
“These donations immediately impacted the program with our students using the anesthesia unit and ultrasound machine in class as soon as they arrived,” said Assistant Professor Chris Gargamelli, DVM, “The dental unit will be used in the spring semester, allowing students greater access to performing dental prophylaxis procedures, which is key role for a veterinary technician.”
For more information about the MxCC vet tech program, visit https://mxcc.edu/catalog/academics/veterinary-technology/.
Since 1966, Middlesex Community College has provided high-quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, enhancing the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. A part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, MxCC offers more than 60 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, MxCC@Platt in Meriden, and online.
January 19, 2018