Veterinary Technology: a fast-paced, physical, ever-changing, challenging, roller coaster of a ride that involves helping animals and the people connected to them. If you like science, can perform simple calculations, don’t mind hard work and messes, and love furry kisses, then this might be the place for you. Veterinary technicians can be found at small and large animal clinics, in laboratory research, at University teaching hospitals, zoos, and animal shelters, and can use this as a stepping stone to a career as a veterinarian.
Veterinary Technology is a growing and evolving field in which the technician is crucial to the management and health of a veterinary office. The veterinarians of the Miami Valley anticipate a need of nearly 60 registered veterinary technicians for hire annually for at least the next 5 years. This program is unique in that it places students within veterinary hospitals very early in the course of study, allowing students and hospitals alike to determine what the "best fit" will be for them within the hospital environment. Nearly all students are offered one or more jobs prior to the completion of the program.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
There are both registration and licensure requirements for Veterinary Technologists. This is done through the OVMLB (Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board). Candidates must be a graduate of a fully accredited program in Veterinary Technology through the CVTEA (Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities,) and pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam. (VTNE.)
|ALH 1101||Introduction to Healthcare Delivery||2|
|ALH 1103||Test Taking Strategies||1|
|BIO 1141||Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIO 2206||Lab for Microbiology||0|
|CHE 1111||Introduction to Chemistry I||4|
|BIO 1147||Lab for Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I||0|
|CHE 1151||Lab for Introduction to Chemistry I||0|
|BIO 1242||Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|BIO 1248||Lab for Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II||0|
|HIM 1101||Medical Terminology||2|
|HUM 1135||Environmental Ethics||3|
|MAT 1130||Allied Health Mathematics||3|
|VET 1100||Introduction to Animal Sciences||1|
|VET 1200||Introduction to Veterinary Technology||3|
|VET 2101||Comparative Anatomy & Physiology, Animal Husbandry and Disease||6|
|VET 2105||Veterinary Anesthesia, Surgery, Diagnostic Laboratory & Radiology||5|
|VET 2107||Technical Practicum I||2|
|VET 2111||Large Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Techniques||2|
|VET 2205||Veterinary Dentistry, Advanced Radiology & Diagnostic Laboratory||4|
|VET 2207||Technical Practicum II||2|
|VET 2211||Veterinary Case Studies||1|
|VET 2250||Veterinary Pharmacology||4|
|(COM 2206 OR COM 2211)||3|
This program was granted initial accreditation by the CVTEA/AVMA on February 14, 2014. Annual reports are due in February of each year moving forward. Full accreditation will be granted pending satisfaction of all requirements following a site visit in February, 2019. This is a normal progression for all new programs applying for accreditation through the CVTEA/AVMA.