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Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

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The Veterinary Technology Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare stu­dents to work as Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT). Students completing the program will have techni­cal skills and competencies to assist veterinarians in industrial, commercial, and research settings as well as in pharmaceutical companies and animal handling retail businesses.

With this award, you may seek jobs such as:

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Related Award

Veterinary Assistant Level 2 Certificate  

Total Credit Hours Required: 60

Milestone Course(s)

*** denotes Milestone course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program.

Additional Program Information

The Veterinary Technology program was accredited in 1998 by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Accreditation allows graduates to be eligible to take the Texas State Licensed Veterinary Technician examination and the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE)  to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

If a prospective student has a felony conviction this could result in denial of licensure.  These students would not be eligible for admissions into the program until a declaratory order process is completed with the licensure board and proof of eligibility for licensure or certification is provided

A limited number of qualified students are admitted to the Veterinary Technology Program every fall semester. Prospective students must submit application and documentation by the deadline of June 1. All applications will be reviewed, ranked, and notified by June 15. For further information regarding application process requirements, selection and forms, refer to the Veterinary Technology website:

Accepted students will be required to have a physical exam, tetanus prophylaxis and pre-exposure rabies prophylaxis before entrance for the fall semester.  All prerequisite and VTHT courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. NO VTHT course older than 5 years, prior to graduation, may be counted toward the AAS degree or certificate in Veterinary Technology.

Advisory Committee Members

Dr John Clader, Chaparral Veterinary Center
Dr Norbeto Espitia, Texas A&M University
Dr. Dennis McIntosh, El Dorado Animal Hospital
Linda Larson, LVT, VCA Mission Animal Hospital
Nicole Reininger, LVT, MWI
Dr Wayne Deason, Deason Animal Hospital
Dr Bradley Book, STVS

For further information, refer to the Veterinary Technology


* Capstone Course
CIP Code: 51.0808
Major Code: VETT

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