Vet Techs are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. This week we are celebrating our Veterinary Technicians as well as our students in training.

Today we highlight a Gainesville campus Veterinary Technology Instructor, Sharon Goldade, CVT, BS, AS, LATG. Mrs. Goldade graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 1983 which was one of the first accredited programs FOR VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY, in the nation.  Soon after, she started working at Hazleton Labs in their product testing, for various companies, with laboratory rats and mice in 1984 and worked there for 2 years.

Mrs. Goldade then went to work for at the USDI-FWS-National Wildlife Health Research Center as, later changed to the USDA-USGS-National Wildlife Health Center, in 1986. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 1993 to 1996, where she earned a B.S. in Biology.

Mrs. Goldade moved to Puerto Rico and worked for the USDI-FWS Rio Grande Field office. She then returned to the US and started working in various small animal practices in California then in Florida, and worked in this capacity until 2011.

Afterwards, Mrs. Goldade started working as an Instructor at Sanford-Brown College-Ft. Lauderdale in the Veterinary Technician program where she was selected as Faculty of the Year.  A little after that, she became an instructor at City College for a year and returned to Sanford-Brown College-Jacksonville to be the Program Chair until they announced their closing.

Now Mrs. Goldade is back again at City College in Gainesville campus.