Vet Tech Institute
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Vet Tech Institute offers an 18-month program for students seeking the core skills to prepare for entry into the veterinary care field. The curriculum, facilities, on-site kennel, cohort instruction, and experienced faculty are all designed for student success.
The curriculum design builds knowledge and skills to start a veterinary technician career through specific instruction and skills practise sequence. Course content covers a broad range of topics and complies with the AVMA's Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) standards.
Working hands-on with animals on-site throughout the program is essential to the curriculum. The learning facilities include well-equipped laboratories, surgical suites, animal-friendly classrooms, radiography suites, and on-site kennels.
Our faculty share a passion for animals and teaching, and they bring their industry experience to the classroom. Program-specific faculty and a cohort of peers focused on the same goal provide a focused environment for your training.
Veterinary Technicians, or vet techs, are an essential part of the animal health care team. They can support a veterinarian in the same way that the whole medical team supports a human doctor.
As a vet tech, you are trained to:
Give vaccines and injections
Assess sick patients
Run laboratory tests
Apply bandages and splints
Assist in surgery
Take x-rays and ultrasounds
Chart medical information
Thus, a vet tech can be at different times like a nurse, laboratory technician, surgical assistant, radiology technician, dental hygienist, pharmacy technician, patient educator, and even a nutritionist!
The curriculum's focus is on veterinary care for cats and dogs, but it also covers exotics, lab animals, and farm animals. Classes provide plenty of hands-on instruction. You will be required to participate in kennel duty regularly. You will also spend eight weeks on an externship to practice what you have learned and make industry contacts!
Most courses in the 18-month program directly prepare you with the tools for a successful veterinary technician career.
As a student, you will concentrate on the following areas:
Veterinary Medical Terminology
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Preparation for the VTNE National Certification Exam.
Our graduates can work for: