Dr. Vincent Centonze is director of the Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Veterinary Technology Program in Plant City, FL. Dr. Centonze earned his undergraduate degree from the United States Air Force Academy and was a career officer in the Air Force. After retirement, he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He has practiced veterinary medicine in the Tampa, FL, area as an associate veterinarian, relief veterinarian, and owner of his own house call practice prior to directing the veterinary technician program at HCC. He frequently volunteers for Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center and other animal shelter and rescue organizations.