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Veterinary Technology

Vet Tech students holding puppies in front of a yellow wall
Vet Tech students and dog

The Veterinary Technology Program is a 4 year course designed to teach students the basics of veterinary medicine.  Students learn concepts related to science and medicine by studying medical terminology, hematology, animal nutrition, and breed identification. Via hands-on learning and field experiences, and by hearing directly from experts, they learn to work in  laboratory settings, practice exam room procedures, and modify animals’ behavior. Students who continue through the program as upperclassmen study pharmacology and hone their surgical nursing skills. As a result, students are prepared to work with animals in a variety of settings, thus widening their pool of potential career options.

Course of Study

  • Animal/Work Safety
  • Veterinary Medical Terminology
  • Vet Tech Project I
  • Animal Health & Nutrition
  • Veterinary Laboratory Procedures
  • Vet Tech Project II
  • Veterinary Hematology, Microbiology & Exam Procedures
  • Animal Husbandry & Nursing
  • Vet Tech Project III
  • Pharmacology
  • Surgical Nursing
  • Vet Tech Project IV

Career Potential

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Groomer
  • Kennel Assistant
  • Veterinary Technologist/Specialist
  • Veterinarian
  • Aviary/Zoo 
  • Wildlife Management/Rehab
  • Animal Behaviorist/Trainer
  • Animal Shelter Worker
  • Research/Lab Animal Technician
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Zoologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Veterinary Pharmaceuticals/Sales

Articulation Agreement

  • Penn West University

Industry Certifications

  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI Exam
  • OSHA Certification (OSHA)
  • Purina Nutrition Matters
  • Fear Free Certification
  • Pet Tech Pet CPR/First Aid
Mrs. Reddy

Michelle Reddy, CVT