The Veterinary Technology program at City College is a comprehensive entry-level program designed to prepare the student for a career as a veterinary technician. Students will take a variety of didactic and hands-on clinical courses, covering all of the areas in which technicians will be expected to perform in the workplace. Externships performed at working clinics will provide ‘real-life’ scenarios of a demanding clinical environment. The integration of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice will help the student transition from the academic/clinical environment into the workplace upon graduation. Students will be required to complete 1330 hours of lecture/lab in the classroom and 270 hours of externship at a local clinic. The curriculum is comprised of 115 credits over 9 quarters.
|Core Courses Include:
- Animal Anatomy & Physiology
- Domestic Animal Handling, Behavior & Training
- Laboratory Skills for Veterinary Technicians
- Veterinary Pharmacology
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Surgery for Veterinary Nurses
- Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
- Veterinary Technician (large, small, exotic, zoo, laboratory)
- Veterinary Company Product Representative (drug, food, etc.)
- Veterinary Pathology Laboratory
- Veterinary Technician USDA-APHIS / Government Agency
- Veterinary Technician Instructor
- Veterinary Technician Specialist
- Veterinary Research Facility
- Veterinary Office / Hospital Manager
Note: Applicants should read the Veterinary Technical Standards before submitting an application.
For more detailed information on this program, see our Academic Catalog.
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