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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!  Students will be given opportunities to complete rotations through the Audubon Zoom Aquarium ACRES, Tulane National Primate Research Center, and many of the specialty practicers in the NOLA area.  Additionally students complete rotations through LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge.

Our Program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, which allows our students to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) after graduation.  The pass rates for the VTNE for the past three years are as follows:

ANNUAL VTNE PASS RATE
Example 
(2010-2011)
(2011 - 2012)
(2012 - 2013)
Number of first-time candidates passing VTNE
(July 1 to June 30)
10
7
                 12
Number of repeat candidates passing VTNE (July 1 to June 30)
 
 
 
 
0
2
3
Total number first-time test takers
(July 1 to June 30)
15
9
15
Total number of repeat test takers (July 1 to June 30)
 
 
 
 
 
 
0
0
3
VTNE pass rate annual percentage
(July 1 to June 30) = # of first-time candidates passing / # of first-time candidates
             66.67%
             78.78%
                100%


Mission Statement

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 Program

The Veterinary Technology Program is a full time, five semester Associate of Applied Science program. Students will be required to take a minimum of 65 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.