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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Veterinary Technology

Turn your love for animals into a career

Veterinary technology is one of the fastest-growing career fields in health sciences. This program provides practical experience with clinical laboratory procedures, dental care, surgical assistance, and more. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take state and national licensing exams.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
13.62 Hourly Wage 1112 Currently Employed
Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.
1112 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.26 % over the next four years.
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Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
12.07 Hourly Wage 574 Currently Employed
Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.
574 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.01 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Veterinary Technology
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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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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 goals.

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