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 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
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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.