Veterinary Technology (VET.S.AAS)

69.0-72.0 Credit Hours

The Associate of Applied Science 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.

The Veterinary Technology Program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may 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 cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all program courses. Entry to the Veterinary Technology program’s limited enrollment courses is based on a competitive selection process. Students wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree and/or admission into a school of veterinary medicine should meet with an advisor and/or the program director for additional curriculum.

An Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology can be helpful in many different paths, and will open many doors. A graduate from this program; once accredited; will be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam. 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. A registered veterinary technician, or RVT, is responsible for assisting the veterinarian in a general practice. His or her job duties may include, but are not limited to: performing dental cleanings and radiologic procedures; surgical and anesthetic assistance; diagnostic laboratory techniques; IV catheter placement; patient monitoring; inventory control; and office staff management. In addition, this degree can be a stepping-stone to a 4-year degree at another institution, and eventually to Veterinary School (an additional 4-year program). It can also make you eligible to gain employment within a classroom or laboratory setting. RVTs are vital to the practice of veterinary medicine, and are in high-demand within the Dayton area at this time.

Prerequisites: BIO 1111/1171, BIO 1211/1217, CHE 1111/1151, HIM 1101, MAT 1130, ALH 1101, VET 1100 (or equivalent), BIO 2205/2206, ENG 1101, and VET 1200

Prerequisites: ALH 1101 Restricted to Majors and BIO 1111 and BIO 2205 and CHE 1111 and ENG 1101 and HIM 1101 and MAT 1130 and MAT 1270 and Other (VET 1200 will be additional program prerequisite once approved ) and VET 1201

Program Outcomes

  • Incorporate values and attitudes congruent with the profession’s core values and code of ethics through the pursuit of lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrate ability to provide high quality entry-level veterinary technology services (under the required supervision of a veterinarian), in consumer and patient-care environments.
  • Apply effective skills in the areas of communication, critical thinking and problem-solving in the practice of Veterinary Technology.
  • Demonstrate ability to safely and effectively manage veterinary medications, radiographic images, anesthesia and surgical interventions, laboratory diagnostic procedures, and animal monitoring and restraint.

Curriculum

ALH 1101: Introduction to Healthcare Delivery View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ALH 1103: Test Taking Strategies View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
BIO 2205: Microbiology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
BIO 2206: Lab for Microbiology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 0 credit hours
ENG 1101: English Composition I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
HIM 1101: Medical Terminology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
MAT 1130: Allied Health Mathematics View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PHI 2206: Introduction to Ethics View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
PSY 1100: General Psychology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
VET 1100: Introduction to Animal Sciences View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
VET 1101: Introduction to Vet Tech I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
VET 1201: Introduction to Vet Tech II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
VET 2100: Veterinary Technology I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 8 credit hours
VET 2101: Veterinary Technology II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 6 credit hours
VET 2107: Technical Practicum I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
VET 2200: Veterinary Technology III View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 8 credit hours
VET 2207: Technical Practicum II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
VET 2300: Preceptorship View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
Course Option: {BIO 1111 OR BIO 1171} 4 - 5 credit hours
Course Option: {BIO 1211 OR BIO 1272} 4 - 5 credit hours
Course Option: {CHE 1111 OR CHE 1121} CHE 1211} 4 - 5 credit hours
Course Option: {COM 2206 OR COM 2211} 3 credit hours
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