Radiation Safety Training

Course Description

Course Description

VCA Midwest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center teaches  a radiology safety course that could be used to fulfill the state of Nebraska requirement that all non-licensed hospital staff participating in procurement of radiological images must complete an 8 hour state approved Radiation Safety Training Course.

Topics covered include:

  • regulation and licensing

  • dosimetry

  • radiation SOPs

  • anatomy of a x-ray machine

  • radiation safety

  • positioning

  • diagnostic imaging options


Upon completion of this 8-hour course your non-licensed team members will be able to participate in procurement of radiology studies. Breakfast & Lunch Provided.

Course Instructor

Molly Tamayo

Technician Manager
Veterinary Tech School: Vatterott College, Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology
School: Bellevue University, Bachelor of Science in Management


Molly grew up in Omaha, and graduated from Ralston High School. She is a graduate of the Omaha College of Health Careers (now Vatterott College), earning her Veterinary Technician Associates in Applied Science degree in 1998. With this degree, she began working in primary care for three years before beginning her career in veterinary specialty medicine in 2000. Molly earned a Bachelor of Science in Management at Bellevue University 2008. She is currently completing the requirements to become certified as a Veterinary Technical Specialist in Internal Medicine through the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians.

Molly has been with VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center since the hospital's opening in August 2006. She is the Technician Manager and oversees technicians & assistants in all departments. She really enjoys working with geriatric and oncology patients, and also loves clinical teaching for fellow technicians.

Molly is the proud mother of three children, and enjoys the hustle and bustle that comes with being the parent of three teenagers actively involved in various competitive sports. She has a West Highland White Terrier named Casper.

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