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Veterinarian Technician

Marianne M. Tear, MS, LVT

    Marianne M. Tear, MS, LVT

    Marianne Tear is the veterinary technology program director at Baker College of Clinton Township, Michigan, and editor in chief of Veterinary Technician. She has been involved in veterinary technician education since 1998. Prior to joining Baker College, she was program coordinator for the Wayne County Community College District/Wayne State University veterinary technology program for 8 years. She has more than 19 years of veterinary experience and more than 12 years of veterinary technology teaching experience at the collegiate level.

    Marianne holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology, both from Wayne State University, Detroit. She earned an associate degree in veterinary technology from Wayne County Community College District.

    She is the editor of one veterinary technician textbook and has contributed to several others. She has participated in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, assisting with all the required pre-race canine workups. In addition, she has spoken at state and national conferences.

    She and her husband, Chris, currently share their home with four rescue dogs (Molly [a pug], Zach [a shih tzu], Gehrig [a bullmastiff cross], and Brosius [a pit bull]), two domestic shorthaired cats (Morticia and Dewy), two parakeets (Maize and Blue); four chickens; and eight Koi.