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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.
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.
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.
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 Code||Course 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|
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.
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: