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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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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Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist 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 qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.
It is very important that you meet with an Academic Advisor by calling 937-512-3700, or visiting Building 10, Room 301, to make sure you are scheduling the correct classes for your program choices. They can also direct you to financial services for any information you require about finances.
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The Veterinary Technician Program has full 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 of program candidates
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||July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021
|Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE
|Three-year VTNE pass percentage
* Students taking VTNE must first complete a Federal background check.