Veterinary Medical Technology Overview
The Veterinary Medical Technology course work includes instruction in veterinary anatomy, nutrition, parasitology, pathology, physiology, radiology, terminology, zoology, office practices, laboratory techniques, dentistry, and small and large animal clinical practices. Students also take courses in English, humanities, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, and computer technology.
Graduates may be eligible to take state and national examinations administered by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. Graduates may be employed in veterinary clinics; diagnostic, research, or pharmaceutical laboratories; zoos; academic institutions; or other areas associated with animal care.
A-B Tech’s Veterinary Medical Technology Program received accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Activities and Education (AVMA CVTEA) in November 2007. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to take national and state credentialing exams for licensure.
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|Veterinary Medical Technology A.A.S.||Degree||70|
Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take state and national examinations administered by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board.
Graduates may be employed in veterinary clinics; diagnostic, research, or pharmaceutical laboratories; zoos; academic institutions; or other areas associated with animal care.
Upon successful completion of the curriculum, graduates should be able to:
- Prepare animals for veterinary examination and procedures
- Safely prepare and administer medications used in veterinary medicine.
- Accurately collect specimens for laboratory analysis.
- Perform veterinary laboratory, radiographic, anesthetic, and dental procedures.
- Demonstrate the ability to competently assist in veterinary surgical procedures.
- Provide proper husbandry of animals and their environment.
- Demonstrate understanding of common veterinary diseases and appropriate diagnostic procedures.
- Demonstrate effective veterinary office practices and knowledge of regulatory issues relating to animal welfare.
This program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA),
Veterinary Technicians National Exam (VTNE): July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019
Number of eligible first-time candidates: 68
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 64
Three-year VTNE pass percentage: 83%