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Veterinary Technology
 

This program is designed to prepare students to enter into a career as a Veterinary Technician. The veterinary technician typically will conduct clinical work in a private veterinary practice under the supervision of a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine performing duties to include but not limited to; physical exams, nursing care, diagnostic laboratory tests and imaging, surgical nursing, assisting and anesthetist, in patient care and treatment, dental prophylactic cleaning and scaling, office management and client education. The curriculum will cover all aspects of the Veterinary technician profession from animal behavior to public health and zoonoses. Upon graduation the student will be prepared and eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) and State exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).

Possible Job Titles

Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), Veterinary Assistant, Certified Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Technologist

Skills, Tasks & Knowledge of the Job

  • Conduct clinical work in a veterinary practice under the supervision of a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Perform duties including but not limited to physical exams, nursing care, diagnostic laboratory tests and imaging, surgical nursing, assisting and anesthetist, inpatient care and treatment, dental prophylactic cleaning and scaling, office management and client education
  • Perform general tasks including preparing animals for medical procedures and examinations; collecting, preparing and labeling samples; cleaning and preparing examination rooms, instruments and equipment
  • Other required skills include: Attentive listening, reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, and customer and personal service

Typical Work Environments

  • Private veterinary practice or animal hospital
  • Educational institutions
  • Research facilities
  • Humane societies and animal shelters
  • Food and drug manufacturing companies
  • Agricultural development
  • Food safety inspection facilities
  • Government agencies (local, state and federal)
  • Zoos and aquariums

Program offered is an Associate Degree.

 
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Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Certificates, Diplomas and Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science Degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. Its accreditation of degree-granting institutions is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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