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Veterinary Technology

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:
Job Opportunities:
  • 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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Classes start Nov. 9, 2016

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