2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Technology, AAS

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Veterinary Technology comprises an aggregate of techniques and skills required in the practice of Veterinary Medicine. Professional veterinary technicians work under the direction of a licensed veterinarian. They do not diagnose, prognose, prescribe treatments or perform surgical operations. Technicians work in veterinary practices, both general and specialized, biomedical research, zoo/ wildlife medicine, industry, military, livestock health management, livestock reproduction facilities along with many other employment options. The primary objectives of the program are to provide students with the knowledge and skill required to succeed in the veterinary industry and to pass examinations that may be required for licensing in certain states.

Program admission requirements:

  ACT: Math >=21, English >=18 and Reading >=21
  Health Occupation Assessment Exam (HOAE):
  Arithmetic >40, Reading Comprehension >40 and Vocational Adjustment Index >40
  Completion of all first semester VTAD certificate courses with a grade of “C” or better and placement into VTTK 1751 .

This program includes a required criminal background check and completion of a pre-exposure rabies vaccination series. 400 hours of observation and clinical experience at approved clinics are required.

Students are responsible for the animal care of housed animals. Documentation of such responsibility is contained in the Animal Care (VTTK 1501 , VTTK 1502 , VTTK 2501 , and VTTK 2502 ) non-credit classes as required by the AVMA accreditation.

Students must complete all program requirements, including approved electives, with a grade of “C” or better.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Total Credits 74-76


VTTK 2510 - Clinical Experience I , VTTK 2520 - Clinical Experience II , and VTTK 2950 - Clinical Experience III  to be scheduled during Fall, Spring, or Summer as determined appropriate by the advisor and student.

Approved Electives

Approved Electives

Any course at the 1000 or above level.

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