It’s Faculty Friday – a day dedicated to introducing the BRCC community to our amazing faculty members. Today the spotlight is on Rebecca A. Adcock, DVM MBA - Program Director & Assistant Professor in BRCC’s Veterinary Technology Program, Division of Nursing & Allied Health.
Dr. Adcock is a licensed veterinarian, who grew up in Baton Rouge, and is a graduate of Lee High School and Northwestern State University. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from LSU in 1984, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from LSU in 1990. She began her career in administration at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, where she worked for 11 years. She joined BRCC in November 2010 as Program Director in the STEM Division to develop the Veterinary Technology Program. Her current appointment with BRCC includes teaching Radiography & Imaging, Pharmacology, and Small Animal Medicine.
What’s your classroom motto?
“Professionalism, Ethics and Skill – these are the qualities of a BRCC Veterinary Technician.”
What are some of your hobbies or special interests?
I love spending time with my husband, Richard Wood, and my four dogs, Nick, Holly, Sandy and Zach. (You can’t be in this profession without bringing home a few strays.) I enjoy knitting, painting, and reading. I’m a huge LSU sports fan!
What is your message to students of your department?
Three messages: #1 – You don’t become a technician just because you love animals. There’s always a person on the other end of the leash. #2 – A cat is NOT a small dog. #3 – You will ALWAYS be a BRCC Vet Tech and represent our program to the community. Be proud of your accomplishments.
What’s one fun fact about you?
I rode horseback in the National Bicentennial Pilgrimage that crossed the US in 1976.