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
  • Internship trained General Practice Veterinarian

COURSES TAUGHT

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

EXTRACURRICULARS

  • 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