A One-Year Certificate of Graduation Program
The Veterinary Technician is a member of the veterinary health care team who has been educated in the care and handling of animals, the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes, and in routine laboratory and clinical procedures. Veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian in private practice, in both human and animal health-related fields, in biomedical research, diagnostic laboratories, zoos and wildlife facilities, food safety inspection, veterinary supply sales, and drug and feed manufacturing. While not a formal part of this program, work experience in a veterinary setting is an essential component of pre-veterinary technology education and is a requirement for application to a Veterinary Technology clinical program.
The Pre-Veterinary Technology certificate provides the first year of basic sciences, mathematics, and communication courses for application to a Veterinary Technology clinical program. However, the application process is competitive. Completion of these prerequisites does not guarantee acceptance by a Veterinary Technology clinical program.