Ridgewater Veterinary Technology Professor In US Top 40

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If you’re looking for a quality Veterinary Technology program with quality instructors, look no farther than Ridgewater College.

Ridgewater’s Dr. Allen Balay has been recognized as one of the top 40 veterinary technology instructors in the country, according to www.VetTechColleges.com .

Job growth in the vet tech field is expected to grow by about 19 percent by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In light of the growing need, VetTechColleges.com staff compiled a list of the 40 top vet tech professors nationwide, based on their current teaching assignment, service outside the school, professional affiliation, and publication.

VetTech.com highlighted Balay’s experience, his authoring of online vet tech study tips available to public, and his commitment to the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation.

Career highlights:
• Began teaching veterinary technicians in 1980
• Taught 21 of his 35 years at Ridgewater as faculty and program director
• Balanced practice with teaching for years
• Maintains limited non-teaching time to horse care

“I love my job because of the opportunity to work with young people. I’ve spent most of my life helping young people learn about careers in veterinary medicine either as the veterinarian or the veterinary technician.”

Giving back to his community is what Dr. Balay loves to do.

Learn more about the Ridgewater Veterinary Technology program: www.ridgewater.edu/vettech.
Learn more about the recognition: www.vettechcolleges.com/blog/40-top-veterinary-technology-profs.
See the hundreds of congrats from students: www.facebook.com/ridgewatercollege