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Veterinary Technology

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.

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 – August 30, 2015
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%

Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. General Core Courses 19
Area I: Language Arts/Communication 3
Required Course(s):
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics 7
Required Course(s):
CHEM 1151 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 1151L Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
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)
COLL 1500 Student Success