Veterinary Technology

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.

State-of-the-Art Training Facilities at Elgin Campus

Hands-On Experience with Pets from Area Shelters

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

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

    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.

    Hourly Wage: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Veterinary Technologists and Technicians. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

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