• 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 Technician National Examination

The Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). The VTNE validates competency for practice.

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018
Number of eligible first–time candidates 80
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE 58
Three-year VTNE pass percentage 74.1%

The VTNE and Maryland State Board Examination must be completed prior to submitting an application request to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). The designation of RVT is awarded by the Maryland State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

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