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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Veterinary Technology

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Turn your love for animals into a career

As a veterinary technologist, you’ll help provide care for patients who aren’t able to say what’s wrong. Under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian, students will perform a variety of tasks to treat and care for animals of all types and sizes. Austin Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program provides a comprehensive education and practical experience with nursing care, clinical laboratory procedures, radiology, anesthesiology, dental care, and surgical assistance. Upon completion students are ready to take state and national certification exams.

Career Information

One of the fastest-growing career fields in health sciences, veterinary technology offers a wide and increasing range of employment opportunities. Most opportunities in this fast-paced field are found in a clinical or hospital environment, but veterinary technicians can also find employment in more exotic settings such as a zoo, aquarium, or wildlife refuge.

Job Titles

Veterinary technician in settings such as pet clinics, animal shelters, universities, zoos, and wildlife rehabilitation centers.

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Program Accreditations

Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). For additional information about accreditation or complaints, contact the American Veterinary Medical Association at www.avma.org.

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Academic Awards

Veterinary Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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Area of Study

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