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  Dec 07, 2021
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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

Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited the Veterinary Technology program in 1998. Accreditation allows graduates to be eligible to take the Texas State Licensed Veterinary Technician Examination (VTNE) 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, applicant selection and application packet, refer to the Veterinary Technology website:

Accepted students will be required to have a physical exam, tetanus prophylaxis before entrance for the fall semester. The PAC Veterinary Technology Program (VTP) strongly recommends a rabies prophylaxis vaccination series for all PACVTP students at the student’s expense. Documentation verifying rabies vaccination series is requested prior to registration for the fall semester.  If any student declines the rabies prophylaxis for whatever reason, a waiver is signed by the particular student and placed in the permanent file. 

VTHT courses must be passed with a grade of 75% or better. NO VTHT course older than 3 years, prior to graduation, may be counted toward the AAS degree or certificate in Veterinary Technology.

Advisory Committee Members

  • Dr. Bradley Book, Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital
  • Dr. John Clader, Chaparral Veterinary Center
  • Dr. Norbeto Espitia, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Wayne Deason, Deason Animal Hospital
  • Dr. John Herbold, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Dr. Dennis McIntosh, El Dorado Animal Hospital
  • Ms. Amy Ramirez, LVT, LAT, Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital
  • Mrs. Nicole Reininger, LVT, MWI Animal Health

For further information, refer to the Veterinary Technology website:


* Capstone Course
CIP Code: 01.8301.00
Major Code: VETT

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