Associate Degree Program
The Veterinary Technology program is available to students who are interested in performing diagnostic and nursing procedures to aid the veterinary patient. The Veterinary Technology associate degree program will provide you with the skills essential for a wide range of career options in the field of veterinary nursing. In this program, you will focus on clinical assisting and diagnostic procedures as well as the development of humane animal care and nursing skills required of the veterinary technician. As a student, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of different species of animals throughout the program. This challenging and rewarding career field gives graduates a solid education which allows them to obtain various positions as veterinary technicians.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE).
Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.
Offered at the Georgetown campus.
What You Will Earn
Competitive starting salaries range from $25,000 - $35,000.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Apply theoretical information that leads to appropriate action in the application of delivery of veterinary nursing procedures.
- Competently perform a full range of veterinary nursing procedures used in small and large animal medicine.
- Practice behaviors that are consistent with the Veterinary Technology Code of Ethics and employer expectations/requirements.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as a graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively.
- Use computers or related technology for practical and/or professional applications.
- Apply scientific inquiry and mathematical reasoning to practical problems.
The Veterinary Technology program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).