Whether it's fur or feathers, scales or paws...if you've got the Dr. Doolittle gene, this career is for you.
Just like a doctor depends on the support of qualified nursing staff, a veterinarian depends on the support of skilled veterinary technicians. For animal lovers looking for a fulfilling career, a Vet Tech is a great option! Especially, since jobs in the industry are growing at a faster than average rate and predicted to increase by as much as 20% by 2026**. The City College Veterinary Technician program is helping prepare students for a rewarding career in the world of veterinary medicine.
The best way to see if City College is the right fit for you is to see it for yourself!
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What You Will Learn
The Veterinary Technology program at City College combines classroom lectures with hands-on clinical training to ensure students receive a well-rounded education in veterinary technology.
Veterinary technicians provide direct support to the veterinarian and routinely perform a variety of tasks including – greeting clients, drawing blood or other samples, x-rays, administering medication or injections, monitoring vital signs, record keeping and client education. Depending on the type of animal hospital or clinic you work in, you may perform other duties as well.
You’ll also work in real-life clinical scenarios during 300 hours of your externship at a local veterinary clinic. The City College Veterinary Technology program curriculum is designed to help you smoothly transition to the real-life demands of a veterinary clinical environment.
- Animal Anatomy and Physiology
- Animal Nutrition
- Anesthesia Techniques
- Animal Pharmacology
- Imaging and Lab Skills
- Proper Animal Handling
- Anesthesia & Surgery for Veterinary Nurses
- Animal Anatomy & Physiology
- Animal Nutrition
- Animals in Research & Exhibition
- Disease Problems in Companion Animals
- Laboratory Skills for Veterinary Technicians
- Office Management & Reception Skills
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Imaging Techniques
- Veterinary Nursing & Technical Skills
- Veterinary Pharmacology
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Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and are qualified to apply for many entry-level positions in just about any veterinary practice! Graduates are qualified to seek employment at:
Animal Rescue / Shelter Animal Care
Biomedical Veterinary Research
Diagnostic / Pathology Lab Support
Veterinary Practice Management
Veterinary Products & Supply Sales
Zoo / Exotic / Wildlife Animal Care
IS A CAREER IN veterinary technology RIGHT FOR YOU?
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