Amanda Colon

  • Assistant Professor, Veterinary Technology

Dr. Colon became a small animal veterinarian serving the Westchester area for 5 years after graduating from veterinary school. During that time, she was also working at Mercy University, Iona College, and Lehman College as an adjunct professor teaching various subjects including Nutrition and Anatomy, and Physiology. By October of 2017, she transitioned to a full-time teaching position for the Biology Department and is now a full-time assistant professor at Mercy University for the Veterinary Technology Program teaching Small Animal Diseases, Veterinary Communication, and other veterinary courses. Dr. Colon continues to work as a part-time veterinarian at Thornwood Animal Hospital and is finishing her certification in small animal acupuncture. She has also been a longstanding member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI                                                                           May 2011


Bachelor of Science; Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC                                                                                                May 2005

Magna cum Laude. Major: Biology; Minor: Marine Science.

My studies have centered around student success and metacognition. Specifically recent research with Dr. Sabrina Timperman has been assessing overconfidence in college students when taking exams.

The veterinary sciences have been the main focus recently. However, I love the biological sciences as a whole and have taught medical microbiology, nutrition, human anatomy and physiology, and parasitology for human medicine and nursing students through other job opportunities.