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  • Course description
    Program Highlights
    Our Veterinary Technology program prepares you the with the skills you need to help animals when they need it most. This in-depth training covers all areas of animal patient care, from lab tests to radiology procedures and surgical assisting. Curriculum also focuses on communication skills involving pet owner education and counseling for the care of sick animals, as well as preventive measures.

    Learn

        * Fundamentals of animal nursing
        * Pharmacology
        * Diagnostic imaging
        * Front office procedures
        * Diseases of small animals
        * Laboratory procedures
        * Surgical assisting
        * Communication skills
        * Farm animal medicine


    Training also includes extensive externship rotations in various animal care environments, giving students real-world medical experience.

    Career Opportunities
    Veterinary Technicians work as a professional assistant to a veterinarian and work in a variety of settings such as:

        * Companion animal clinics
        * Emergency medicine
        * Animal shelters
        * Animal control
        * Zoo or wild animal parks
        * Biomedical research institutions
        * Animal training facilities
        * Pet nutrition educators
        * Veterinary pharmaceutical representatives


    Certifications Earned
    Graduates earn an Associate of Science degree and are eligible to work as a Veterinary Assistant.

    Upon completion of this program, students can qualify to take the Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) exam under the alternate route, after fulfilling work experience according to the California Veterinary medical Board.

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