Cuddles and scrubs are on the lesson plan for veterinary technology students treating animals big and small. Austin Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program gives students hands-on experience with dogs, cats, bunnies, cattle, and more. You’ll learn through training in surgeries, dental procedures, radiology, and treatment plans. Once completing an associate degree, you can specialize emergency and critical care, internal medicine, wildlife refuge, zoological medicine, or research.
The Veterinary Technology Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program may select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.
State-of-the art training facilities
Help area shelter pets
Real-world experienced faculty
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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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.
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ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.
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