PENDLETON — Ashley Brady, department head for Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technology program, was named Licensed Veterinary Technician of the Year on Oct. 18 at the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians Southeast Veterinary Conference.
Each year at its annual meeting the SCAV recognizes outstanding veterinarians, veterinary technicians and clinic staff with awards. This is the third time that a Tri-County Veterinary Technology instructor has received this award.
“I am still speechless,” said Brady. “I am so honored to have my name listed among past recipients who are co-workers and colleagues whom I admire and respect. There are so many veterinary technicians across the state who are so deserving, especially with their heroic behind -the-scenes efforts during the flood relief. That makes this award mean even more to me.”
A 2000 alumna of the College’s Veterinary Technology program, Brady worked in veterinary practices as an L.V.T. before she joined the teaching staff at the college in 2007 as director of the evening program. Brady assumed the department head role following the retirement of Dr. Peggy Champion in 2014.
In addition to teaching full time and serving as department head, Brady is assisting the College’s Foundation in its fundraising efforts for a $1.5 million veterinary technology expanded housing and learning facility currently under construction.
Brady was involved in the initial plans for the facility and continues to provide input as construction progresses.
Brady attended Lander University for one year before entering Tri-County’s Veterinary Technology program (she graduated in 2000) and transferred to Murray State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology/Animal Health Technician with a minor in Equine Science in 2002.
She worked as the Head Technician in the Large Animal Department and Surgical Suite at the University of Tennessee for a year before moving back to South Carolina. She worked at Creek Run Veterinary Clinic in Pendleton for five years and worked with Drs. Poag Reid, Amy Lawson and Daniel Knox.
Brady is a board member for the S.C. Upstate Equine Council and is a member of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians; National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America; Association of Veterinary Technician Educators; South Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians; and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
This story provided by Tri-County Technical College.