Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program

Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program

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This program has been converted to a hybrid format incorporating online instruction with on-campus instruction for hands-on components.  Please contact the school for program specifics and safety guidance and protocols.

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Veterinary Technician Program

What is a Veterinary Technician?

Helping animals in their critical hour of need is at the core of what a Veterinary Technician does. This hands-on profession, sometimes referred to as simply a Vet Tech or Veterinary Assistant, involves:
  • Providing critical support services for Veterinarians and animal hospital staff.
  • Participating in lab tests and sampling and ensure equipment is ready for administering services.
  • Taking X-rays and performing physical exams prior to veterinary procedures.
  • Supervising and training personnel in the essentials of animal care.
  • Delivering exceptional customer service to pet owners.

 

Sometimes animals need nurses too and you can be exactly that as a Veterinary Technician. Plus, there is tons of opportunity in this rapidly growing field. In fact, according to the American Pet Products Association, pet owners are expected to spend over $99 billion on their pets this year.1

 

Career Services

What Career Options are Available for Veterinary Technicians?

Animal adoption in the past year has increased between 15%-34%.2 With so many new pet owners, the need for animal care and health services has also increased. Well-trained Vet Techs can find expanded opportunities in locations such as:
  • Veterinary Hospitals
  • On-site Veterinary Services
  • Animal Hospitals & Shelters
  • And Much More

 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Veterinary Assistants is projected to grow 16% in Ohio from 2018 to 2028.3

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What You Will Learn in Veterinary Technician Program

To gain employment as a Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Assistant, it is highly valuable to graduate from an accredited program and have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). At Stautzenberger, our program will focus on the core subjects you need to master to pass this exam, including:
  • Anesthesia
  • Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • Pain Management/Analgesia
  • Dentistry
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Animal Care & Nursing
  • Surgical Nursing

 

Why Choose Our College?

Why Choose Our College?

For over 90 years, Stautzenberger College has made a lasting impact on the students and community we serve by:
  • Making student success our #1 priority.
  • Designing courses that develop critical skill sets and expanding our student’s knowledge base for a life-time career.
  • Ensuring that the skills businesses need are the skills we teach.
  • Offering affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools.
  • Offering on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Having the best career services team that has done the networking for you with numerous local employers and are here to help.

 

All of us at Stautzenberger College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We are here to prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program length – 24 months

 

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Maumee Campus

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References:
1https://www.americanpetproducts.org/press_industrytrends.asp
2https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/01/06/animal-shelters-coron...
3 https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-2056.00?st=OH&g=Go, retrieved 3/9/21.

Top Veterinary School Thank you Schools.com for voting the Brecksville Campus one of the top ten veterinary science best schools for 2018.  (To find the top schools for veterinary science, Schools.com used a methodology that considered factors such as program prominence, student support services and tuition rates. Out of the institutions considered, these ten rose to the top of the list.)  https://www.schools.com/programs/veterinary-science

 

 

VTNE Pass Rates Maumee Campus

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020

Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE

180

Three-year VTNE pass percentage

48.89%

 

VTNE Pass Rates Brecksville Campus

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020

Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE

163

Three-year VTNE pass percentage

41.1%

 

The vet tech program prepares graduates to perform a wide variety of medical procedures, produce diagnostic radiographs, anesthesia administration, and surgical assisting.

Healthcare curriculum for this program includes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, microbiology, operating skills, surgical technology and surgical pharmacy. This program also includes general education courses to meet the requirements of an associate degree program including government, ethics, critical thinking, success strategies and written and oral communications. Prior to graduation, students complete an externship in a healthcare setting, providing real-world work experience.

Upon completion, you could earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

The program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTE A).

Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to help diagnose the illnesses and injuries of animals. Technicians may perform laboratory tests, such as a urinalysis, and help veterinarians conduct a variety of other diagnostic tests.

Our comprehensive associate degree program also includes course work in general education and includes heavy emphasis on technical and communication skills – two skills that are most valued by employers.

Graduates can work in private clinics, laboratories, animal hospitals, boarding kennels, animal shelters, rescue leagues, and even zoos.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for Veterinary Technicians is expected to increase by 19% in the United States between 2018 and 2028.1

1onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2056.00, retrieved 4/9/2020

Brecksville, OH
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