Biological & Physical Sciences Program Administration

Program Administration 2022-04-26T08:09:25+00:00

Program Administration

Our Veterinary Technology curriculum provides students with the requirements necessary to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). Upon successful completion of the VTNE, and registration with the State Board of Veterinary Medicine, the graduate will be credentialed as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).
The School of Biological and Physical Sciences continually strives to offer a curriculum that prepares our students for the workforce or for the continuance of their education in graduate or professional school.  In an effort to remain connected to our alumni and our industry partners, we have formed an advisory council charged with evaluating our curriculum and overall program effectiveness.  Our advisory council meets once or twice a year and also provides feedback via electronic means (surveys, e-mail, etc.)  If you are interested in serving on the advisory council, please e-mail Dr. Francene Lemoine at

2016-2017 School of Biological and Physical Sciences
Advisory Council Members

  • Roy Pat Bell, MD
    • NSU Alumnus
  • Virginia R. Burkett, PhD
    • Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Becky Kieffer, DVM
    • Natchitoches Animal Hospital
  • James D Knecht, MD
    • Family Practice Physician, Knecht Clinic
  • Dick Stalling, PhD
    • Professor and Head Emeritus, Department of Biology, NSU
  • James L Holly
    • CEO, SETMA and adjunct professor of Family and Community Medicine, UTHSC San Antonio, TX
If you are interested in an adjunct position, please send your resume to Dr. Francene J Lemoine Also, make sure to state whether you are interesting in teaching online or at one of our campuses (Alexandria, Leesville, Natchitoches, or Shreveport).