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Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology

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  • Course description
    Do you love animals? Do you like sharing your knowledge? If your answer is yes, a career as a veterinary technician may be right for you. At Globe University-Middleton, we offer an associate degree in veterinary technology that prepares students for rewarding careers in animal healthcare. They work with animals in a variety of settings and help owners learn about treatment and recovery.

    A two-year degree in veterinary technology can lead to a position as a veterinary assistant in a variety of settings, including the following:

        * Private veterinary practices
        * Animal research organizations
        * Wildlife rehabilitation and zoos
        * Large animal and small animal veterinary services

    Most graduates of associate degree programs find rewarding careers in private veterinary practices, where they work with pets or farm animals. Vet techs perform duties such as:

        * Rehabilitating rescue animals
        * Assisting in veterinary surgeries
        * Providing office care for animals
        * Performing laboratory procedures
        * Explaining treatment and medication to animal owners

    Courses in the associate program


    Students complete classes that include general education requirements, clinical training, career development and student success. Topics covered include the following:

        * Medical Terminology
        * Veterinary Office Procedures
        * Veterinary Laboratory Techniques
        * Animal Anatomy
        * Animal Physiology
        * Immunology
        * Veterinary Pharmacology
        * Imaging
        * Equine Care & Medicine
        * Lab Animals, Exotics & Pocket Pets
        * Hematology
        * Parasitology
        * Small Animal Nutrition & Nursing
        * Anesthesiology
        * Surgical Assisting
        * Zoonosis & Occupational Health Hazards
        * Production Animals
        * Special Procedures in Veterinary Medicine

    Our graduates will understand the importance of clear communication and have broad animal care skills. They will be ready to deliver healthcare services to their animal patients and work with animal owners to implement treatment plans.

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