Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description: The Veterinary Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the field of veterinary technology. General education, basic science and program-specific learning opportunities develop the knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.
The program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Accreditation Committee on Veterinary Education and Activities (CVTEA). Program graduates receive the Associate of Applied Science degree, are eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination, and are qualified to apply for credentials as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Georgia.
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will identify the most common parasites observed in small animals.
• Students will discriminate diagnostic radiographs by recognizing proper technique, contrast, positioning, and collimation on canine and feline radiographs.
• Students will perform an intravenous catheterization of a canine or feline cephalic vein using proper veterinary medical procedures.
Program Offered at the Following Sites: Thomasville
Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters
Cost of Program: Click Here.
Entrance Date: Fall Semester
Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
Veterinary Technology Competitive Admissions Criteria Requirements:
- Fall 2017 Veterinary Technology Admission Criteria Booklet
- Fall Semester 2018 Veterinary Technology Admission Criteria Booklet
Age: 18 years of age or older
Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.
Additional Requirements: Physical Exam. Criminal Background Check and Drug Toxicology may be required by internship sites. Rabies Vaccination is strongly encouraged.
Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the licensing examination.
Program Final Exit Point: Veterinary Technology, Associate of Applied Science. Program graduates are eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination and are qualified to apply for credentials as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Georgia.
Credits Required for Graduation: 81 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
|Veterinary Technician National Examination 3-year Pass Rate||July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016|
|Number of eligible first-time candidates||22|
|Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE||17|
|Three-year VTNE pass percentage||58.8%|
|1. General Core Courses||19|
|Area I: Language Arts/Communication||3|
|ENGL||1101||Composition and Rhetoric|
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics||7|
|CHEM||1151||Survey of Inorganic Chemistry||3|
|CHEM||1151L||Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab||1|
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
|General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.|
|2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)|
|3. Occupational Courses (62 hours)|
|BIOL||1111L||Biology Lab I||1|
|COMP||1000||Introduction to Computers||3|
|VETT||1000||Veterinary Medical Terminology||2|
|VETT||1010||Introduction to Veterinary Technology||1|
|VETT||1020||Veterinary Clinical Pathology I||3|
|VETT||1030||Veterinary Clinical Procedures I||4|
|VETT||1060||Animal Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|VETT||1070||Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging||3|
|VETT||1110||Veterinary Pathology and Diseases||4|
|VETT||2120||Veterinary Clinical Pathology II||4|
|VETT||2130||Veterinary Clinical Procedures II||5|
|VETT||2160||Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians||3|
|VETT||2210||Laboratory and Exotic Animals||3|
|VETT||2220||Veterinary Practice Management||2|
|VETT||2230||Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgical Procedures||5|
|VETT||2300||Veterinary Technology Clinical Internship||12|