• Students examining a dog in the vet tech program

Veterinary Technology

The Veterinary Technology program allows students to become a valuable part of the veterinary healthcare team.

Students will learn to perform a variety of duties associated with the animal care field, such as clinical laboratory procedures, assisting in the operating room, establishing patient imaging protocols, administering medications, educating the owner to better understand their pets problem and the steps to a successful conclusion and supervising total patient care.


Associate of Applied Science

Vet tech student examining a rabbit
Graduates may expect to find employment in a variety of health care settings such as veterinary clinics and hospitals, emergency and trauma care facilities, health care referral practices, corporate medicine, zoological parks, aquariums and private industries.

The Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities.

Veterinary Technology National Examination

At the completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Veterinary Technology National Examination (VTNE). This credential validates the veterinary technology graduate’s competency for practice.

VTNE Data July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2016
Number of first–time candidates that have taken VTNE 48
Three-year VTNE passing percentage 65%
Upon successful completion of the VTNE, the designation of Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) is awarded from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.

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