SANFORD – Jonathan Loftis, of Cameron, is now serving as the president-elect of the executive board of the N.C. Association of Veterinary Technicians. He is an instructor and the Animal Facility manager for the Veterinary Medical Technology program at Central Carolina Community College.
He was elected to the position at the organization's Spring Conference, held March 7 at N.C. State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in Raleigh. He will assume the presidency of the organization in 2010.
Loftis worked in the field of veterinary medicine intermittently for 13 years before deciding to make a career of it. He graduated from Central Carolina’s VMT program in 2001 and went to work at N. C. State University’s Large Animal Hospital. After a few years, he decided to go into VMT education.
He returned to the college in 2003 as an instructor and the Animal Facility manager. In 2008, he was chosen by his peers at the college as the Operational and Support Staff Employee of the Year.
“I am delighted to serve the NCAVT as its president-elect,” Loftis said. “I am particularly proud that, of the 11 board members, nine are Central Carolina C.C. graduates. It says a lot about the quality of the education and the graduates’ desires to serve their communities and organization.”
Loftis noted that the college’s VMT program was just granted continued full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. It has maintained full accreditation since 1974.
The other board members who graduated from Central Carolina’s VMT program are: President Amanda Dillard, of Randleman, Class of 2001; Treasurer Gail Harrell of Wilson, Class of 1975; Public Relations/Historian Jennah Bosch, of Wilmington, Class of 1999; Information Officer Janice Moseley, of Fayetteville, Class of 1975; Information Officer-Elect Sharon Lord, of Cary, Class of 2004; Education Coordinator Beckie Dunn of Wilmington, Class of 2007; NAVTA Representative Anne Myers, Class of 1985; and, Recruitment and Retention Officer Heather Hopkinson, of Garner, Class of 2006.
Also serving on the board are Vice President Sandra Portilla, of Burlington, a 2000 graduate of Gaston College’s VMT program; and Secretary Jeannie Losey, a 1998 graduate of Pierce College’s VMT program, in California.