Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program

Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program

Veterinary Technician National Exam | Stautzenberger College

The program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Graduates are prepared to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

Veterinary technicians are like nurses for animals. Our instructors are passionate about teaching and committed to preparing each student to pass the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam). With a VTNE, you are qualified for higher-salaried jobs. 

Veterinary technicians assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures; expose and develop radiographs (X-rays); advise and educate animal owners; supervise and train practice personnel; and perform dental prophylaxes. Without passing the VTNE, you could become a veterinary assistant and perform kennel work, assist in the restraint of animals, feed and exercise animals, or spend time on clerical duties.
Jobs opportunities are available in private clinics, laboratories, animal hospitals, and other locations which could offer a variety of work schedules. 

Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for veterinary technicians is expected to increase by twenty percent.  The salary range is $22.880 to $49,350 with a median salary of $33,400.1

Reference:
1 onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2056.00, retrieved 5/1/2019

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Program length – 24 months

 

VTNE Pass Rates Maumee Campus

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE

168

Three-year VTNE pass percentage

54.17%

 

VTNE Pass Rates Brecksville Campus

July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE

175

Three-year VTNE pass percentage

48%

 

On-campus program

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.

Demand for veterinary technicians is expected to grow by more than 14%, faster than average, through 2024.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16

Brecksville, OH
Maumee, OH