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JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2016-2026
Demand for Veterinary Technology graduates is strong and growing. Technicians form an important link between clients, their pets, and the veterinarian. Technicians work in the laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, and surgical areas and perform duties related to patient reception, assessment/triage, and client education.
At Vermont Tech, two full-time veterinarians and a certified veterinary technician instruct students in the core two-year program with support from other faculty and an additional full-time veterinary technician. Hands-on experience is stressed and students gain experience in over 300 American Veterinary Medical Association-required procedures.
The college farm gives students excellent exposure to dairy cattle and horses. The facility on the main campus provides a modern setting for experience with dogs, cats, rodents, reptiles, and birds. Basic restraint and handling is also taught on sheep, chickens, and rabbits.
Students are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination upon completion of the program. Click to view our students' pass rates.
Graduates of this program have various employment opportunities including veterinary practices, universities, pharmaceutical/biological research companies, diagnostic labs, feed companies, zoos, and government veterinary facilities.
A student with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology will be able to:
Students must adhere to the policies and procedures in the program's student handbook including safety issues related to pregnancy, immunizations, and substance abuse. Vet Tech students should receive human prophylactic rabies vaccine, which is available through the college in the fall term at the students’ expense.
The student must satisfactorily complete all AVMA-required tasks for each course to receive a grade in that course. BIO 2320 and all VET courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to graduate. Any student who fails to achieve a C or better in any core VET/BIO course after two attempts is dropped from the program. Returning students who need to repeat courses are placed in them as space is available.
VET 2720 must be taken at least once and may be repeated for credit.
2017 Median Pay (Veterinary Technologists & Technicians) vs. National Median for All occupations (2017), Source: BLS
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