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Veterinary Technology

Veterinary

Technology

Associate of

Applied Science

Degree


Why Study Veterinary Technology?

In this associate degree program, you’ll

prepare to become a registered veterinary

technician who provides professional

care in the challenging and widely varied

field of veterinary medicine. You’ll learn

the critical thinking skills and clinical

competence needed to become an integral

member of a veterinary health care team.

You’ll gain experience interacting with

clients, performing initial physical

examinations, taking and developing

x-rays, collecting blood samples and

conducting laboratory tests, administering

anesthesia and providing nursing and

surgical support and assistance.


Sign up now to gain the knowledge, skills

and abilities to become a professional on

the leading edge of veterinary medicine.

Graduates of this program will be qualified

for positions in:

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Small and large animal practice

Pharmaceutical sales companies and

research-oriented companies and

laboratories

Government agencies such as the

Food and Drug Administration, U.S.

Department of Agriculture and the

U.S. Army

Veterinary hospital management

Veterinary teaching institutions

Biomedical research

Further experience in this field could lead

to positions in:

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Specialty veterinary practice

Zoo medicine

Marine animal medicine

Veterinary education


Why Choose Kent State?

The Kent State veterinary technology

program was created with input from

area veterinarians and is accredited by the

American Veterinary Medical Association

(www.amva.org). Its supervised practical

application allows you to develop

workplace skills and gain valuable first-hand

experiences. Kent State also offers flexible

scheduling options, friendly advising and

affordable tuition.

Who is Eligible?

Admission to this program is selective and

highly competitive. Please meet with an

academic advisor to discuss requirements

and prerequisite courses. We encourage you

to complete any developmental coursework

prescribed by the compass placement

test prior to applying to the veterinary

technology program.


VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Requirements, 2009 - 2010

course no. course title credit hrs.

TECHNICAL COURSES

VTEC 10001 Introduction to Veterinary Technology...........2

10002 Veterinary Nursing I.......................................3

10204 Clinical Laboratory I.......................................3

10205 Veterinary Nursing II......................................3

10206 Pharmacology.................................................2

20008 Clinical Laboratory II......................................3

20009 Veterinary Nursing III.....................................3

20010 Imaging Techniques.......................................3

20212 Surgery and Anesthesia.................................3

20213 Nutrition and Disease....................................2

20214 Veterinary Nursing/Hosp. Procedures...........3

20392 Veterinary Hospital Practicum.......................5

RELATED COURSES

BSCI 10100 Anatomy for Veterinary Technicians..............5

CHEM 10050

10110 Biological Diversity........................................4

20021 Basic Microbiology.........................................3

Fundamentals of Chemistry...........................3

10052 Introduction to Organic Chemistry.................2

10053 Inorganic and Organic Laboratory..................1

HED 14020 Medical Terminology......................................3

GENERAL STUDIES COURSES

Select one course from:.................................................................3

COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication (3)

20001 Interpersonal Communication (3)

ENG 11011 College Writing I............................................3

US 10097 Destination Kent State: FYE...........................1

General Studies Electives:

Select: 3 hours from Humanities.................................................3

6 hours from Social Sciences..........................................6

16

TOTAL REQUIREMENTS* 72

35

21

*Does not include additional developmental prescription course requirements determined by

COMPASS placement test.


Learn the skills you need

to advance in your current

career or create a new

beginning in another

profession.

This associate degree is offered by Kent State

University Regional Campuses. This degree is

granted by the Tuscarawas Campus.

Kent State University, Kent State and KSU are registered trademarks and may not be used without permission. Kent State

University is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body and workforce.

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