Fur sure: Gateway grad loves training, new career
Mankind’s best friend may have found a new best friend in Chelsea Lebbin.
And it’s all due to Gateway Technical College.
Chelsea’s training and education give her the skills to pursue her lifelong dream of working in an animal care setting. She is among the first class of graduates of the college’s Veterinarian Technician program and has begun her career already at a Kenosha-area animal hospital.
She’s ready for cold, wet doggy nose kisses from her patients, which she also receives from her own dogs at home.
“I am in a field I love, doing a job I love to do,” says Chelsea. “I have two years of education, a nice job in a field and company I could stay in for 40 years because of the education I have. Gateway made my life great.”
Chelsea said flexible hours and affordable tuition keyed her success as she juggled the life duties of buying a house with her fiancé and preparing for her wedding to take place mere months after graduation. Her training also gave her the opportunity to begin working in animal care before she even graduated.
“I felt very prepared – it wasn’t like we were going out into the working world only knowing what was written in a text book,” says Chelsea. “We had a lot of hands-on training.