Veterinary Technology Department Head
Veterinary Technology Degree, 2000
Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technologist, Murray State University, 2002
Ashley worked at the University of Tennessee as head licensed veterinary technician (L.V.T.) in the large animal practice and later worked in private practice before she joined the teaching staff at the College in 2007 as director of the evening program. She assumed the department head role following the retirement of Dr. Peggy Champion in 2014.
The following year, Ashley was named Licensed Veterinary Technician of the Year at the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians (SCAV) Southeast Veterinary Conference.
In addition to her teaching and administrative duties that year, Ashley was involved in the initial plans for the $1.5 million veterinary technology expanded housing and learning facility and provided input as construction progressed.
“When an evening instructor position came open, I jumped at the chance to return to my alma mater,” said Ashley. “I feel like I have come full circle. I connect with my students just like my Tri-County instructors did with me, emphasizing important traits like attention to detail, critical thinking and diligence. This job is the best of both worlds — to be an educator and have a hand with large animal medicine. It’s exciting to educate the next group of technicians. I am grateful to work where I can contribute to the future of a profession I’m so passionate about. It’s rewarding to know you’ve had a part in graduates’ careers and their successes.”