Animal Facility and Lab Supervisor / Adjunct FacultyVeterinary Technology
B.S., Mount Ida College
Professor Cleveland is an experienced veterinary technologist who brings a combination of years of experience as a veterinary technologist in small animal practice to her students, coupled with more than a decade of experience in laboratory-related skills.
Her expertise in veterinary microbiology and parasitology laboratory diagnostics was culled in part through her work in the parasitology and microbiology departments at Idexx Veterinary Diagnostics Corporation and at Tufts Department of Veterinary Clinical Pathology.
Professor Cleveland says this is a dynamic time for the field. “Every year the opportunities for students grow with the advancements in the veterinary and research fields. Distance learning is also an amazing opportunity. I try to instill that every day is an opportunity.” Her advice to students it to “work hard and enjoy what you do with your life and work, opportunities will come your way.”
Career highlights for Professor Cleveland include induction into the Alpha Chi Honors Society in 2004, and the Senior Class Achievement Award that same year as a Summa cum Laude graduate. She also cites her time as Veterinary Hospital Manager; Healthy Pet and VCA Corporations and as a USDA Veterinary Technician, Animal Facility and Laboratory Supervisor. In 2014, Cleveland was one of 2 Veterinary Technician receipts in North America to be awarded a studies scholarship from National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. She was a guest speaker at the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators annual Conference in Niagara Falls in August of 2015. She recently received awards from the School of Applied Sciences for Faulty/Staff Presentation and a Staff 10-year Service Award from the College.
Professor Cleveland is a Certified Veterinary Technologist and holds membership in the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators, North American Veterinary Technician Association and the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association.
Cleveland is a laboratory instructor in Veterinary Parasitology and Microbiology and the Senior Animal Facility and Lab Supervisor of the Veterinary Technology Program.