Veterinary technicians perform a variety of supportive tasks that assist in the medical treatment of animals. These include surgical assistance and nursing, dental hygiene, diagnostic procedures and laboratory testing. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes 160 veterinary technology programs within the United States. The best programs offer an AVMA-accredited four-year baccalaureate level degree that combines theoretical coursework in veterinary science and technology with practical hands-on work experience, typically in a professional clinical setting.

North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary technology. In addition to coursework in anatomy and physiology, clinical laboratory techniques and procedures, radiography, pharmacology, surgical nursing and animal diseases, students must complete a professional off-campus internship in a clinical setting.

North Dakota State University

Ceres 124

Fargo, ND 58105-5454


Minnesota School of Business

The Minnesota School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary technology. Course topics include animal anatomy and physiology, anesthesia and pharmacology, nutrition, hematology, laboratory techniques and business management. Students also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through professional internships.

Minnesota School of Business

1455 County Road 101 North

Plymouth, MN 55447


Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary technology with a choice of two concentrations: animal science or veterinary practice. Students receive extensive hands-on experience in preventative medicine, clinical treatment and community service through professional internship opportunities at local veterinary practices, emergency clinics and the university’s affiliation with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

Lincoln Memorial University

6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway

Harrogate, TN 37752


Wilson College

Wilson College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary medical technology with two concentrations: veterinary biology and veterinary business management. In addition to coursework in animal anatomy and physiology, animal diseases and nutrition, pharmacology, parasitology and animal management, extensive clinical and laboratory training is also required. Students also complete a veterinary internship in a professional setting.

Wilson College

1015 Philadelphia Ave

Chambersburg, PA 17201


State University at New York at Canton

The State University of New York at Canton offers an associate's degree in their applied science program in veterinary science technology that can lead to a Bachelor of Technology in veterinary services management with an additional two years of study. Students receive hands-on instruction with farm, companion and common laboratory animals. The baccalaureate degree culminates in a 12-week internship in professional setting.

State University of New York at Canton

34 Cornell Drive

Canton, NY 12617


Morehead State University

Morehead State University offers both an associate's and bachelor’s degree program in veterinary technology. Students have the opportunity to receive hands-on clinical training at the university’s small animal hospital, the equine health and education center or at the agricultural complex, in addition to coursework in the biological and veterinary sciences.

Morehead State University

150 University Blvd

Morehead, KY 40351


Becker College

Becker College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary science with three available concentrations: clinical medicine, laboratory animal medicine and pre-veterinary preparation. In addition to coursework in biology, veterinary science and animal husbandry, students must complete an internship that provides hands-on training in a professional setting, such as a veterinary clinic or research laboratory.

Becker College

61 Sever Street

Worcester, MA 01609


Mercy College

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in veterinary technology is available at Mercy College. This program combines prerequisite courses in biology, chemistry, math and physics with specialized coursework in all aspects of animal science and veterinary care. An external internship and co-operative education course is also required.

Mercy College

555 Broadway

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522


Mount Ida College

Mount Ida College offers both an associate's and bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology composed of coursework in basic and veterinary sciences. In the final year of study, students complete off-campus internships at prestigious institutions such as Tufts Veterinary School, the New England Wildlife Center or the New England Primate Center.

Mount Ida College

777 Dedham St.

Newton, MA 02459


Purdue University

Purdue University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary technology. Course topics include veterinary hospital management, diagnostic instrumentation, pharmacology and toxicology, small animal behavior and clinical case studies. A practicum course that consists of a 12-week off-campus work experience is also required.

Purdue University

625 Harrison Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907


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