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Welcome to the Veterinary Technology Program webpage at Delgado Community College!
Please feel free to browse the contents here, and if you have any questions at all, contact us at one of the telephone numbers provided here. We are excited about the Program and the numerous opportunities that are available to graduates of the Program!
Our Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, which allows our students to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) after graduation.
The mission statement of the Veterinary Technology Program (VETT) here at Delgado Community College 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.
The Veterinary Technology Program is a full time, five semester Associate of Applied Science program. Students will be required to take a minimum of 67 credit hours in order to graduate from the program. After graduation, students will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). Upon successful completion of this examination, the graduate will be known as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).
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. Such important character traits as integrity, hard work, and client service will also be developed.