Johnson College Veterinary Technology program has awarded Gena Comandy the 2013 Outstanding Veterinary Nursing Award. She is a 2008 graduate of the College and now works as the head technician at Northeast Veterinary Referral Hospital (NVRH) in Plains.
“She was chosen for the award for her commitment to the profession through training and mentoring to Johnson College interns that she works with,” shares Kendra Lapsansky, Veterinary Technology Instructor. Gena Comandy has had countless Johnson College interns work under her supervision at NVRH and nearly a half dozen alumni are now employed there. Gena says, “They are very open and welcoming to Johnson College graduates!”
Gena shares that the most rewarding case she had was just a few weeks ago when a small dog, that was involved in a dog fight, came in with exposed vital organs. She adds, “That dog received immediate care, underwent emergency surgery and recovered quickly. He’s now home, healthy and happy, with his owners!”