Joanna Bassert, VMD: Director & Professor

EDUCATION

  • VMD, University of Pennsylvania
  • A.B. Biology, Mount Holyoke College

ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES & INTERESTS

Comparative Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology

PUBLICATIONS

Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Editions); 8th edition: winner of the 2017 TAAA McGuffey Longevity Award
Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for the Veterinary Technician (1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions)

BACKGROUND

  • Research:
    • University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Harrison Department of Surgical Research: Isolation of Cytochrome P-450 from hepatic microsomes
    • University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anatomy, Isolation of chick collagen for morphologic study using scanning electron microscopy
  • Clinical Practice in Small Animal Medicine: Veterinary House Call Services (owner), O’Neal Animal Hospital

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Introduction to Veterinary Technology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Small Animal Clinical Procedures
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sophomore Clinical Externships
  • Surgical Assisting

EXTRACURRICULARS

  • Faculty Advisor to the Horse Care Team
  • Faculty Advisor to Vet Tech Honor Council
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

ALL THE REST

Dr. Joanna Bassert with award
Dr. Joanna Bassert poses with 2017 McGuffy Longevity Award.

USDA-APHIS Accredited Veterinarian, Category II
Previously: National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues: Chair of Staff Management Committee;

AWARDS:

  • 2017 Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA)  McGuffy Longevity Award for the 8th Edition, Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, Elsevier Publishing
  • 2014 University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine: Alumni Achievement Award (one of two individuals to receive this award for the first time)
  • 2013 Manor College, Founder’s Day Teaching Excellence Award (student elected)
  • 2011 Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association’s: President’s Award
  • 2009 Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE): Elsevier Teaching Excellence Award (first recipient of this award)
  • 1999 Teaching Excellence Award at Manor College (awarded at commencement)

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Hiking, Oil Painting, Reading

Stephanie Marks: Professor, Small Animal Clinical Coordinator

EDUCATION

  • DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • B.S Biology, SUNY Oneonta
  • A.A.S Veterinary Technology, SUNY Delhi

ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES & INTERESTS

Small Animal Medicine and Surgery; Small Animal Clinical Procedures

BACKGROUND

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician working in both general and specialty practices
  • Neurology Technician
  • Emergency Veterinary Technician
  • General Practice Veterinarian

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Medicine I
  • Medicine II
  • Small Animal Emergency and Clinical Procedures (with associated labs)
  • Surgical Assisting (with associated labs)

EXTRACURRICULARS

  • Organizing and hosting the spring Rabies clinic

ALL THE REST

Program of Veterinary Technology Advisory Committee member, Safety Committee member, Faculty Senate member

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Zumba, gardening, cooking, reading

Beverly Bisaccia: Instructor and Education Coordinator

EDUCATION

  • A.S. Veterinary Technology, Manor College
  • B.S. Wildlife Biology, University of Delaware

BACKGROUND

  • Small Animal Veterinary Technician
  • Wildlife Biologist

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Hematology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Veterinary Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition

EXTRACURRICULARS

  • Faculty Advisor for Manor Vet Tech Student Chapter of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America