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Veterinary Technology

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.

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 Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will prepare a surgical pack for sterilization.
• Students will identify the most common parasites observed in small animals.
• Students will perform an intravenous catheterization of a canine or feline cephalic vein using proper veterinary medical procedures.
• Students will perform a jugular venipuncture of an equine using proper veterinary medical procedures.

Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Fall Semester

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Scores. 

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.  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: 73 minimum semester hour credits requried for graduation.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. General Core Courses 16
 
  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  
    CHEM 1151L Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab  
    MATH 1111 College Algebra  
 
  Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts 3
 
  General Education courses and electives for the Associate Level can be found on this page.  
 
2. Occupational Courses (57 hours)
  BIOL 1111 Biology I 3
  BIOL 1111L Biology Lab I 1
  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
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