Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Loudoun

Our program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA). We award an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and prepare you for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), an entry-level national licensing exam.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years and a Half Credits
Prerequisites
Choose One
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I 4
CHM 111 General Chemistry I
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
MTH 133 Mathematics for Health Professions 3
1SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
2VET 111 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 4
Total 15
1st Semester
VET 105 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3
VET 116 Animal Breeds and Behavior 3
VET 121 Clinical Practices I 3
VET 211 Animal Diseases I 2
Total 11
2nd Semester
VET 131 Clinical Pathology I 3
VET 135 Anesthesia of Domestic Animals 2
VET 214 Animal Dentistry 2
VET 216 Animal Pharmacology 2
VET 217 Introduction to Laboratory, Zoo, and Wildlife Medicine 2
Total 11
3rd Semester
Choose One
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication
3   Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
4   Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 9
4th Semester
VET 122 Clinical Practices II 3
VET 132 Clinical Pathology II 3
VET 212 Animal Diseases II 2
VET 221 Advanced Clinical Practices III 4
Total 12
5th Semester
VET 133 Clinical Pathology III 3
VET 235 Animal Hospital Management and Client Relations 3
VET 290 Coordinated Internship: A Preceptorship in Veterinary Technology 4
Total 10
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 68
Two Years and a Half Credits
Prerequisites
Choose One
Introductory Chemistry I
CHM
101
4
General Chemistry I
CHM
111
ENG
111
3
MTH
133
3
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
1SDV
101
1
2VET
111
4
Total 15
1st Semester
VET
105
3
VET
116
3
VET
121
3
Animal Diseases I
VET
211
2
Total 11
2nd Semester
VET
131
3
VET
135
2
VET
214
2
VET
216
2
VET
217
2
Total 11
3rd Semester
Choose One
CST
110
3
CST
126
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
3
  Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
4
3
Total 9
4th Semester
VET
122
3
VET
132
3
Animal Diseases II
VET
212
2
VET
221
4
Total 12
5th Semester
VET
133
3
VET
235
3
Coordinated Internship: A Preceptorship in Veterinary Technology
VET
290
4
Total 10
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 68

1 Due to COVID-19, VET111 will not be offered in the summer. If you have not fulfilled this prerequisite requirement, you may still apply and take VET111 in the fall.

Students may substitute with SDV 100.

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

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