Online Veterinary Technician Program

In the veterinary technician program, you’ll gain the knowledge required for a fulfilling career working with animals. Our online program covers everything you need to know to work as a veterinary technician. The skills you gain from our online degree program can build the foundation for a successful future in the veterinary field.

Program Description

The Associate in Applied Science Veterinary Technician program is designed to provide students with the entry-level knowledge and abilities to obtain employment as a veterinary technician. The goal of the program is to produce graduates that function as exceptional members of the veterinary health care team. The program provides a strong foundation in basic sciences along with the detailed course material needed to develop the technical and critical thinking skills needed by entry-level veterinary technicians.

Program Objectives

After completing the Associate in Applied Science Veterinary Technician degree program, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the legal and ethical issues that affect the veterinary industry.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency at basic animal care and handling on companion animals, exotic animals, and farm animals.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of basic principles of business management, client education, and communications.
  4. Explain requirements for storage, handling, dispensing, and disposal of medications as well as legal requirements related to use of medications.
  5. Demonstrate competence in performing procedures related to veterinary anesthesia, surgical and medical nursing, diagnostic imaging, and other diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
  6. Demonstrate competence in performing laboratory procedures in veterinary parasitology, clinical chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, cytology, and immunology.
  7. Demonstrate competence in performing basic nursing procedures on companion animals, exotic animals, and farm animals.
  8. Achieve a passing score on the Veterinary Technician National Examination.

Our Vet Tech program will enable you to advance your career in the veterinary technician field. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online today.