Veterinary Technology Application Materials

Applications will be posted each year from January 1 – May 17 and will not be accepted after May 17. 

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Important! Please note that beginning with application in 2022, a minimum of 10 hours as an employee, volunteer or observer in a veterinary-related facility will be required for application.

Students must have completed 9 credit hours of general education requirements (including the Mathematics, Science (ZOO 1010C or EVR 1001C), and English (ENC 1101) general education requirements) and 9 credit hours of ATE courses (five courses), for a total of 18 credit hours with a grade of "C" or greater in each course prior to application deadline.

The five ATE courses include ATE 1001 (Introduction to Veterinary Technology), ATE 1741 (Veterinary Medical Terminology), ATE 1501 (Veterinary Professional Development/Ethics Seminar), ATE 1112 (Animal Anatomy & Physiology I) and ATE 1113 (Animal Anatomy & Physiology II).  ATE 1112 and ATE 1113 are each eight weeks long and are taken in sequence.

Veterinary Technology program includes the following courses:

  • Animal Anatomy Lab
  • Mathematics for Veterinary Technicians 
  • Medicine of Laboratory Animals
  • Pharmacology
  • Animal Clinical Pathology
  • Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine
  • Animal Emergency Medicine
  • Animal Nursing
  • Veterinary Work Experience

Completion of this degree allows and prepares students to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam and achieve the status of Certified Veterinary Technician.