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Academic Programs

Veterinary Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Animal Science: Veterinary Technology Major

Possible occupations for graduates: veterinary technician for veterinary hospital, diagnostic/research laboratory, the pharmaceutical industry, zoos/wildlife centers, sales and livestock managers, or veterinary educators.


Please refer to the catalog for complete program information, admissions requirements and curriculum notes.  See also:  Veterinary Technology Program Website

First Semester

ENG 111 College Composition I, 3

SDV Student Development ,1

VET 100 Introduction to Animal Science, 4

VET 105 Introduction to Veterinary Technology, 3

VET 111 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, 4

VET 120 Veterinary Medical Terminology and Calculations, 3

Semester Credits: 18

Second Semester

CHM 110 Survey of Chemistry, 3

Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective, 3

VET 115 Laboratory Techniques I, 4

VET 121 Clinical Practices I, 4

VET 216 Animal Pharmacology, 3

Semester Credits: 17

Summer Session

VET 290 Coordinated Practice in Veterinary Technology, 4

Semester Credits: 4

Third Semester

VET 236 Companion Animal Behavior, 3

HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Electives, 2

VET 215 Laboratory Techniques II, 4

VET 221 Advanced Clinical Practices III, 4

VET 205 Applied Veterinary Surgical Nursing, 3

Semester Credits: 16

Fourth Semester

VET 210 Animal Diseases and Microbiology, 4

Social and Behavioral Science Elective, 3

VET 217 Introduction to Laboratory, Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 3

VET 222 Advanced Clinical Practices IV, 4

VET 230 Veterinary Hospital Management, 3

Semester Credits: 17

Total credits required: 72