Valerie Macer, Ed.M.

Valerie Macer

Valerie J. Macer

Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Technology
Program Director (Buffalo)

(716) 880-2231

About Valerie J. Macer:

Valerie J. Macer has taught in the Veterinary Technology department since 1995, after previously working as a veterinary technician at Medaille. She is the only full-time faculty veterinary technician in the Medaille program (the other full-time faculty members are veterinarians). Macer graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. degree in natural resources and worked for several years for a consulting forester in the Southern Tier of New York. She returned to school and earned her A.A.S. in veterinary science technology at the State University of New York at Delhi in 1982, worked in a small animal practice, and taught veterinary technology at an AVMA-accredited school in Pittsburgh.

Macer currently does relief work at a medical research facility, keeping current in the field of laboratory animal science. She is a certified laboratory animal technician (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science) and a licensed New York State veterinary technician. Macer has taught VET 204, Veterinary Clinical Laboratory Techniques since the first class was offered in 1988, and taught VET 126 Animal Parasitology for several years. She substantially revised and now teaches VET 120 Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science and VET 320 Advanced Laboratory Animal Science. Val maintains a collection of reptiles for use in the Veterinary Technology and Biology programs, has presented numerous programs on reptile care and rehabilitation, and is a consultant for the New York State Department of Conservation and the SPCA Serving Erie County. She is a past president and current board member for the Veterinary Technician Continuing Education Program of Western New York, a founding member of the Western New York Herpetological Society and member of many national and state Veterinary Technician and Technician Education organizations. Macer has earned her master’s of education in science education, and it is her mission to provide the best possible education that she can to the students in the Medaille Veterinary Technology program, starting them on the path to the lifelong learning experience in caring for animals and the people who love them.

B.S., University of Michigan
Ed.M., State University of New York at Buffalo

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