Joanna Bassert

Joanna Bassert

Director & Professor, Program of Veterinary Technology


Academic Specialties & Interests

Comparative Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology


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)


  • Clinical Practice in Small Animal Medicine Veterinary House Call Services (owner), O'Neill Animal Hospital
  • Research: University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine

Personal Interests

    Courses Taught

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


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

All the Rest

USDA- APHIS Accredited Veterinarian, Category II;

Previously: National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues: Chair of Staff Management Committee; Board of Trustees: George School


  • 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)