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Veterinary Technology

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Veterinary Technology is designed to train Veterinary Technologists to assist Veterinarians in industry, medical centers and animal hospitals. Careers such as these require trained professionals who have knowledge and skills in all aspects of veterinary medicine. This program provides training in animal husbandry and restraint, nursing, surgical preparation and techniques, drug administration, anesthesia, anatomy, laboratory techniques and radiography. Preceptorships at various private practices and research institutions provide valuable on-the-job training.

Why major in Veterinary Technology?

The Veterinary Technology program at Sinclair can help train you to assist in treating animals in a variety of settings. Learn new skills for animal care or prepare for veterinary technology licensure or further animal medicine.

This area of study might be for you if:
  • You want to learn new skills in animal medicine and animal health management.
  • You are interested in preparing for further veterinary education.
  • You would like to work with people who share your interests in animal care.



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Associate of Applied Science
Veterinary Technology

The Veterinary Technology Program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. Most open enrollment courses must be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To be considered for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A graduate from this program will be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE.) Those graduates who pass this exam with a score of 75% or better will be eligible to register with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board in order to practice within the State of Ohio. Note: For students under age 18 there are restrictions on participating in certain Clinical Activities. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

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Associate of Technical Studies
Agricultural Sciences

This degree uses courses from existing technical certificates as well as a general education base to fulfill an educational need for agricultural studies within the Miami Valley. Individuals seeking an agricultural degree will be able to tailor their degree toward a specific area of interest within agricultural studies. The major areas of concentration will be: Animal Production, Precision Agriculture and Agricultural Equipment Operator. Note: This program requires an approved ATS application. Please contact if interested.

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Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment (general education and division specific courses) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.

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The Veterinary Technician Program has initial accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA/CVTEA).  Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Board Exam (VTNE) once they have completed the program.

VTNE Pass Rate Information: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018
Number of eligible first-time candidates 51
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE 51
Three Year VTNE pass percentage 72.52%
* Students taking VTNE must first complete a Federal background check.

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