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As a small child, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I think its in my blood. I tried education courses @ 2 other large enrollment colleges & my teaching dreams began to fade away. Then, I heard from a friend that before giving up my dream of educating, I should do a campus visit of OLHCC. That was the BEST advice someone could have ever given me!! I went to the school's open house, which is located on a beautiful & clean campus, & I left feeling like I was already an OLHCC student. My next time on campus, I stopped in my tracks, when 3 people told me "Hi, Lundie!" These people had just met me & hundreds of other people just days before & not only were they making me feel extremely welcomed, they called me by my name!! At the other 2 colleges, that never, ever happened; I was just a number. Needless to say, the enthusiasm was contagious & thus I embarked on my fabulous first-class, memorable educational journey! OLHCC prepared me extensively for my teaching career, which I'm happily entering my 8th year of! Not one day goes by in my job in which I do not refer back to something I learned @ OLHCC. Wheter it be referring back on how to to take accurate student work samples & notes, remembering different methods on how to present difficult instructional materials to my students, or recalling the most professional manners possible when handling a student situation...I was prepared...beyond prepared! And if I wasn't or am not 100% sure of something related to my career, I could still to date pick up the phone or email ANY/ALL of my OLHCC college professors & they would assist me asap & even invite me back to campus for coffee & lunch! I actually was encouraged by my professors, who I now & have referred to since day one as my friends & family, to keep acadmically achieving. I loved OLHCC so much that I returned there to pursue my Masters degree in Educational Administration & Supervision, which I obtained in May 2008. I am a leader in my school. I am a go-to girl when something is wrong & needs to be fixed. I also am a thinker...pondering about returning to OLHCC to achieve my Doctorate in Education. That's how much I LOVE OUR LADY OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE!! I know that if I return there, I will achieve my dreams, I will be intellectually enticed & challenged, & I will conquer my Doctorate degree with the confidence, support, encouragement, & love of my OLHCC family. Lundie L. Miears, M.Ed. Jefferson Parish Public Schools Joshua Butler Elementary
My experience at Our Lady of Holy Cross College has been challenging, rewarding, and extremely satisfying. The campus is small but beautiful, and it evokes a feeling of being part of a rich New Orleans tradition. The school was founded by the Congregation of the Marianties of Holy Cross. That foundation is present at the school today, as many sisters can be seen walking and even taking classes, among other students throughout the day. The nursing program was instituted in 1984. Since then, it has developed into one of the best nursing schools in the state of Louisiana. Its student nurses and its graduates exemplify quality nursing care. On a personal level, I am extremely pleased to have chosen OLHCC as my nursing school. The pre-requisite courses showed me that OLHCC is a quality school. The classes were small and the professors were approachable. The professors made themselves available to meet the needs of the students. Most importantly, I learned. The teaching was serious and my education soared. As I progressed into the nursing curriculum I realized that the school, its faculty, and its staff are all devoted to the success of the students. My graduating class was the first to utilize the new, state of the art nursing laboratory. I learned the basics of nursing and I began to understand what it means to be a nurse, and more so, what it means to be a nurse from OLHCC. I learned to think like a nurse and I gained hands-on experience in my clinical courses. I am now entering into my senior year of nursing school. I still have a lot to learn; however, I can confidently look back and know that I was prepared for this year, and that when I graduate, I will be prepared for the tough but rewarding profession of nursing. All in all, my review is aimed to say that OLHCC provides an exceptional and unique college experience. My five star rating is a true reflection of the excellence of the school and the education it provides.
UNO is Louisiana's most under-rated university. The academic standards are very high. Some people knock UNO because it isn't Tulane, but the irony is that many of the professors at Tulane also teach at UNO... and you pay a fraction of the price for the same class. Some of the freshman classes are quite large, of course, but in general the faculty are very attentive. The campus is mostly filled with bland 60s and 70s institutional architecture, and some additional landscaping would be nice. However, it is situated right on Lake Ponchartrain, which is a beautiful place to go hang out between classes. Bienville Hall is, unfortunately, a very noisy place, and in need of repair. On the positive side, UNO is located in a pleasant neighborhood and there are two city buses which stop on campus that will take you directly downtown or to the French Quarter! UNO also has a very good library.
Ten years removed from High School, I sought out a degree program that would fit my full time work schedule as well as allow me the balance to continue being a great husband and father. I was shocked when my search yielded OLHCC; all I needed and more to attain a well-rounded business education, right in my back yard. Evening courses, internet courses, independent study, OLHCC has it all! I'm sorry. Did I mention the "Real World" business faculty? If you're looking for a Business Degree that's worth it's weight in gold (by the way, a precious metal whose value has withstood the test of time) a Business Degree from OLHCC might be a great choice for you too. Go ahead! Check it out! I dare ya! J. D. Riley III 08'
My cats have been cared for by Dr. Koenig since even before he moved to Elysian Fields. He is knowledgeable and freely shares his knowledge with us, he is compassionate, thorough, and I completely trust him with our animal care. I knew I had found the right vet when I brought my new tuxedo kitten in for an initial check up -- after the professional exam, he stood talking to us and looking at the little kitten prancing around the table, then asked, could I hold him? He picked up Tuxie and cuddled him, crooning to him. Even seeing animals all day, he could not resist a chance to play with a kitten. His heart is in the right place, always. We now drive 50 miles each way to bring our cats to him and his capable, loving staff.
I am pleased to say that my college experience at OLHCC has been very positive. The small classes make it easy for group discussions, allowing for everyone to be involved. I will graduate in the Fall of 2010 with a B.S. in Business Administration. I highly recommend the business program at OLHCC, it is led by highly professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and experienced business professionals. Each and every professor in the business program has had so much to offer and their passion for the subject matter makes it easier to learn.
Dr. Erin Ripka has been my main veterinarian for many years now, taking care of all my pets. We have gone through the best and worst times in veterinarian medicine. When faced with difficult problems, Dr. Ripka has spent her own time researching possible treatments. And when the time comes she has helped me take my fur babies to the Rainbow Bridge in the kindest and gentlest manner. I recommend her to all my family, friends and clients. Sincerely, Ann Becnel Ann Becnel Companion Dogs, LLC
Our Lady of Holy Cross College is giving me a wonderful education. It has very small class sizes and offers a lot of one on one attention from the professors. The professors really care about their students and want to see them succeed. I would definitely recommend this college to anyone whether they were a first time college student or transferring from another college.
OLHCC has a great Education program. I began the Alternative Certification program for Elementary Education in Aug. 2009. I absolutely love it there. The professors are amazing and I have really learned what it takes to be a great educator. I would recommend anyone to attend OLHCC for the Education program.
I am a mom of four, a wife and hold a job. But, the people at Elan make it possible for me to be all that and more! I am also a full time student online. This fully accredited college will provide me with the degrees I need to follow my heart. The people are helpful and considerate of my time!
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.