Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Latissa Higgins

Mrs. Higgins has Google Classroom sites for each class. Parents can email Latissa Higgins requesting access to their student’s class.

I am a Fleming County native that attended Morehead State University for my undergraduate degrees. I have an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Science. I have been a licensed veterinary technician since 2008 and have worked in many different settings. I worked in a mixed animal practice in Morehead for 3 years, and I worked as a histology technician at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for almost 2 years. I then began teaching at Locust Trace in August of 2013. I currently reside in Scott County with my husband, Sean, son Jackson, step-daughter Hayden, and two Australian shepherds, Riley and Tanner. 

I am currently one of the instructors for the Veterinary Assisting Program at Locust Trace. Together we teach students the basic skills and knowledge to become a veterinary assistant, and after passing the national certification test, can receive an industry certificate to become an approved vet assistant. I teach students the hands-on skills needed to assist veterinarians and also give them the knowledge base behind what they are doing. To me, anyone can be trained how to do a skill, but our program gives them an advantage over others because they know "why" they are doing it. I love giving students an insight into the industry before entering college. So many of my peers have left the profession because they had no idea what the career was truly about.