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Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

Program Details

The Purdue Veterinary Technology program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and is a science based veterinary nursing program.

As an integral part of the veterinary team, veterinary technicians and technologists perform a wide range of veterinary skills:

  • Radiology
  • Nursing care, including pre and post-surgical care
  • Anesthesia
  • Client education

In addition to working in a private veterinary practice, there are many other employment opportunities with a Veterinary Technology degree:

  • Humane Societies and animal control facilities
  • Industry
  • Biomedical Research
  • Veterinary Supply Sales

Requirements

  • High school graduation or equivalent (high school transcript required)
  • Minimum high school subject matter prerequisites (deficiencies may be made up with college-level courses, one 100-level or higher college course counts as two high school semesters)
  • Science - 6 semester (2 must be biology and 2 chemistry)
  • English - 8 semester
  • Academic Math - 6 semesters
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age prior to entering clinical courses
  • SAT or ACT scores: The requirement for test scores is waived if the applicant has 24 graded hours in college or is 23 or older.

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)