Veterinary Technology A.A.S.
Learn everything you need to know to become a registered veterinary technician in a veterinary technology program that's ranked #2 in the country.
The Veterinary Technology associates degree program is continuing and will be more closely connected to the four-year Animal Sciences program.
Veterinary Technology Curriculum Requirements
Students must demonstrate all of the following for retention in and graduation from the veterinary technology program:
- A minimum grade of C+ in all AAS and VTEC courses, plus TSAS 235 (Chemistry) and MTH 202 (College Algebra).
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the courses listed above.
Students may repeat a major course only one time before dismissal from the major. Courses must be completed in proper sequence, according to prerequisites as listed in the course catalog.
All coursework in the veterinary technology curriculum should be completed within five years of matriculating into the program. If this cannot be accomplished, the student may be required to retake major courses where AVMA essential skills have changed significantly.
Students must successfully complete all required skills listed in the Veterinary Technology Essential and Recommended Skills List developed by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the accrediting body for this program.
Students must show proof of pre-exposure rabies immunization or adequate rabies titer prior to enrollment in practicum and internship coursework. Transportation is provided to students for practicum coursework. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation during internship experiences.
Credentialed veterinary technicians can work in private veterinary hospitals, biomedical research laboratories, humane societies, zoos, and wildlife centers, and can specialize in areas such as anesthesia and surgical assisting, behavior, and emergency medicine.
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Durham, NH 03824
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