The Program

The Veterinary Technology Program at Manor College has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1992. We are fortunate to reside on a beautiful 35-acre campus and 50 acre farm only minutes from Philadelphia. Hands-on laboratories in radiology, surgery, anesthesiology, laboratory animal science and large and small animal clinical procedures are integral parts of the veterinary technology curriculum. Clinical laboratories are small (6 to 9 students) to allow for individual student attention and instruction.

Making Arrangements

We look forward to meeting you at your visit to the Program of Veterinary Technology at ManorCollege! Upon your arrival on campus, please check in at the Admissions Office to pick up your Visitor’s Badge.  If you are planning on attending large animal labs in the barn, please dress appropriately. The barn is not heated and can be quite cold in the winter and spring. During your visit, you will do a lot of walking, as well as sitting, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and casual clothes. Your host, or Admissions Ambassador, will be a current Vet Tech student. Please contact Dr. Stephanie Marks to schedule your visit at 215-885-2360 ext. 226 or email her at

Meet the Faculty

Joanna Bassert, VMD

Dr. Bassert graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 and came to Manor College as Education Coordinator in 1992.  She became the Program Director in 1993.  Dr. Bassert has played a crucial role in growing the Veterinary Technology program.  She assisted in the development of Manor College’s first Internet- based course and the program website. Dr. Bassert currently teaches Introduction to Veterinary Technology and Anatomy and Physiology laboratories and writes textbooks.

Stephanie Marks, DVM

Dr. Stephanie Marks is the Small Animal Clinic Coordinator at Manor College.  She received her A.A S in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Delhi, her B.S in Biology from SUNY Oneonta and then her D.V.M from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.  Prior to working at Manor College, Dr. Marks worked in a small animal general practice.  She currently teaches Small Animal Emergency and Clinical Procedures, Animal Medicine I & II and Surgical Assisting.

Beverly Bisaccia, BS, CVT

Beverly Bisaccia is a full time instructor and Education Coordinator for the Manor College Program of Veterinary Technology.  Beverly received her Associate degree in Science from Manor College and then earned her Bachelor’s in Science in Wildlife Biology from the University of Delaware.  She has been a full time instructor since 2007. Beverly is currently pursuing her M.S. in Biology from Villanova

Potential Schedules

If you visit on a Tuesday:
8-11am: Small Animal Lab
11am-1pm: Hematology Lab
1-1:30pm: Lunch/Tour
1:30-4pm: Anatomy and Physiology Lab
4pm: Meet with Admissions

If you visit on a Wednesday
9-11am: Large animal lab
11-11:30am: Lunch/ Tour
11:30-12:20: Radiology lecture
12:30-3:20: Small Animal Lab
3:30pm: Meet with Admissions

If you visit on a Thursday
9-10am: Microbioligy
10-1pm: Small Animal Lab
1-1:30pm: Lunch/Tour
1:30-4pm: Anatomy and Physiology Lab
4pm: Meet with Admissions


Meetings with Dr. Bassert need to be scheduled in advance and may occur during the lunch break. You can contact Dr. Bassert at 215-885-2360, ext. 221 or

Available Weeks

September 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
November 14, 15, 16, 28, 29, 30

Contact Us

Dr. Stephanie Marks
Phone: 215-885-2360
ext. 226

700 Fox Chase Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: 215- 885-2360
Fax: 215-576-6564

Why Choose Manor?

We are so excited you expressed interest in Manor College! We’re not an ordinary college.  At Manor, our students thrive; they become family.  Our top-notch instructors, programs, and campus are just a few of the many reasons you’ll love it here.  At Manor, our students are given more options, which means more opportunities.  We know that everyone is different and that’s why we offer traditional college experiences, online classes, certificate programs, and even dual enrollment programs for students who are in high school. Our 9:1 Student-Faculty ratio  creates a supportive environment that is unique. Personalized attention is not only found in the classroom- all aspects our our college put our students first including financial aid, course selection, and registration. Thank you for coming to see us! We hope to see you again soon!