Veterinary Technicians are educated and trained to be the veterinarian’s nurse, laboratory technician, radiology technician, anesthetist, surgical assistant and client educator. Veterinary technicians can find employment in veterinary practices, practice managers, biomedical research, zoo/wildlife medicine, industry, military, teaching institutions, humane organizations, livestock health management, pharmaceutical sales, etc. This comprehensive educational program provides students with a high quality fundamental and practical clinical education in both the college classroom and in veterinary clinical settings. It also prepares students to successfully perform all of the tasks that veterinary technicians are expected to perform. Additionally, students will learn how to become good members of the Veterinary Health Care Team and important character traits such as integrity, hard work, and client service will also be developed. Students may also continue their education by obtaining a Bachelor degree at a 4 year college and becoming a Veterinary Technologist. Additionally specialties such as anesthesia, dentistry, internal medicine, behavior, emergency and critical care, zoological medicine, equine medicine, surgery, clinical practice, nutrition, and clinical pathology exist for veterinary technicians.
The mission statement of the Veterinary Technology Program is to develop veterinary technicians that have both excellent technical skills as well as excellent people skills. Because veterinary technicians will have a lot of interaction with pet owners, it is important that they are able to communicate well with them.
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Accreditation: This program is accredited by: American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
1931 N. Meacham Road Suite 100
800-248-2862 ext. 6624
Website link: https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Programs/Pages/default.aspx
Program Effectiveness Data:
Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (2013-2016)
Total July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE
Number of eligible first-time candidates
Three-Year Pass Rate on VTNE Percentage
Three year pass rate 87%
Program Description from Official Catalog: