Program Goals and Outcomes

Vet tech school goals and outcomes

Your four semester Veterinary Technician Associate Degree syllabus consists of online vet tech classes covering topics like pharmacology, clinical pathology and parasitology, anesthesia, imaging, laboratory procedures, and much more.

Veterinary Technician

Associate Degree 16-24 mo As low as $59/mo
1-800-471-3232 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Program Goal

To prepare you to work as veterinary technicians in small or large animal hospitals or clinics and to prepare you to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Demonstrate effective written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a high level of inquiry, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate effective quantitative skills.
  • Demonstrate computer and information literacy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts, natural sciences, and social sciences.
  • Participate in facility management utilizing traditional and electronic media and appropriate medical terminology and abbreviations.
  • Communicate in a professional manner in all formats — written, oral, non-verbal, and electronic.
  • Follow and uphold applicable laws and the veterinary technology profession’s ethical codes to provide high quality care to patients.
  • Safely and effectively administer prescribed drugs to patients.
  • Accurately dispense and explain prescribed drugs to clients.
  • Demonstrate and perform patient assessment techniques in a variety of animal species.
  • Understand and demonstrate husbandry, nutrition, therapeutic, and dentistry techniques appropriate to various animal species.
  • Safely and effectively manage and maintain patients in all phases of anesthesia.
  • Safely and effectively select, utilize, and maintain anesthetic delivery and monitoring instruments and equipment.
  • Understand and integrate all aspects of patient management for common surgical procedures in a variety of animal species.
  • Understand and provide the appropriate instruments, supplies, and environment to maintain asepsis during surgical procedures.
  • Properly package, handle and store specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Properly carry out analysis of laboratory specimens.
  • Safely and effectively produce diagnostic radiographic and non-radiographic images.
  • Safely and effectively handle common laboratory animals used in animal research.
  • Understand the approach to providing safe and effective care for birds, reptiles, amphibians, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, and ferrets.

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