Associate - Veterinary Technology

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The Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program at Sanford-Brown is intended to offer you the skills and training needed to work as a veterinary technician, providing humane physical and emotional care to animals. Read more about Sanford-Brown's Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Sanford-Brown's Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program will introduce you to medical terminology, animal anatomy and physiology, medical math, principles of pharmacology, and diagnostic technologies, such as radiology, CT scans, MRIs, and urethral contract studies. You will have the opportunity learn about the care of small, large, and farm animals, including animal disease and principles of disease control, public and occupational health and safety, quarantine principles, record keeping, kennel management, animal husbandry, and the use of animals in research, zoos, and aquariums. Coursework examines clinical laboratory techniques, veterinary anesthesia and pain management, protocols and procedures for the veterinary operating room, veterinary nursing, emergency procedures, and critical care. The program concludes with a veterinary clinical preceptorship.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you would like to apply to the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program, you should be interested in working with and caring for animals. Potential Sanford-Brown students must live in close proximity to campus locations.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program consists of 96 credits. The program includes 26 general education credits, two professional studies credits, and 68 veterinary technology core requirements. Additionally, you will complete a 240-hour Preceptorship.

Veterinary Technology Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
VT 101 Introduction to Veterinary Technology I
VT 110 Introduction to Veterinary Technology II
VT 121 Small Animal Care I
VT 126 Small Animal Care II
VT 130 Pharmacology and Medical Math
VT 135 Diagnostic Technologies
VT 141 Veterinary Laboratory Techniques
VT 145 Veterinary Medicine Topics I
VT 155 Veterinary Anesthesia Topics
VT 161 Office and Hospital Management
VT 170 Veterinary Surgery Topics
VT 221 Large/Farm Animal Care
VT 241 Veterinary Nursing
VT 245 Veterinary Medicine Topics II
VT 251 Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
VT 261 Animals in Research and Exhibition
VT 270 Veterinary Clinical Preceptorship
VT 280 Test Preparation/Skills Review Course

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program, you should have the skills needed to pursue entry-level employment as a veterinary technician in veterinary hospitals, biomedical research institutions, zoos, aquariums, and animal shelters. Graduates are also eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination. Passing the certification exam may enhance your career opportunities.

Advanced Degrees

After completing the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program, you may wish to further your training and skills by pursuing a bachelor's degree. Depending on your career goals, you may be interested in degrees such as:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal and Nutritional Sciences