Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Loudoun

Our program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association 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.

Pre-Admission Requirements: Completion of the following high school units or equivalent with a C or better:

  • Proficiency in English
  • Complete the following prerequisites with a 'C' or better: SDV 100, ENG 111, MTH 133, CHM 101 or CHM 111 , and VET 111.
  • 18-years of age at time of application
  • Letter of Intent
  • Two professional letters of recommendations
  • Current resume
  • If not working at a veterinary clinic or hospital, must complete 32 hours of clinical observation in a veterinary clinic or hospital of choice and obtain a statement from clinical practice on their official letterhead documenting these hours.
  • Official high school and college transcripts
  • 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
    1BIO 195 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 4
    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
    2SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
    Total 15
    1st Semester
    Choose One
    CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
    CST 126 Interpersonal Communication
    3 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
    4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
    VET 105 Intro. to Veterinary Technology 3
    VET 121 Clinical Practices I 3
    Total 15
    2nd Semester
    VET 116 Animal Breeds and Behavior 3
    VET 131 Clinical Pathology I 3
    VET 135 Anesthesia of Domestic Animals 2
    VET 211 Animal Diseases I 2
    VET 216 Animal Pharmacology 2
    Total 12
    3rd Semester
    VET 132 Clinical Pathology II 3
    VET 214 Animal Dentistry 2
    VET 217 Introduction to Laboratory, Zoo, and Wildlife Medicine 2
    Total 7
    4th Semester
    VET 122 Clinical Practices II 3
    VET 133 Clinical Pathology III 3
    VET 212 Animal Diseases II 2
    VET 221 Advanced Clinical Practices III 4
    Total 12
    5th Semester
    VET 235 Animal Hospital Management and Client Relations 3
    VET 290 Coordinated Internship: A Preceptorship in Veterinary Technology 4
    Total 7
    Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 68
    Two Years and a Half Credits
    Prerequisites
    195 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
    1BIO
    4
    Choose One
    Introductory Chemistry I
    CHM
    101
    4
    General Chemistry I
    CHM
    111
    ENG
    111
    3
    MTH
    133
    3
    Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
    2SDV
    101
    1
    Total 15
    1st Semester
    Choose One
    CST
    110
    3
    CST
    126
    Social/Behavioral Science Elective
    3
    3
    4
    3
    Intro. to Veterinary Technology
    VET
    105
    3
    VET
    121
    3
    Total 15
    2nd Semester
    VET
    116
    3
    VET
    131
    3
    VET
    135
    2
    Animal Diseases I
    VET
    211
    2
    VET
    216
    2
    Total 12
    3rd Semester
    VET
    132
    3
    VET
    214
    2
    VET
    217
    2
    Total 7
    4th Semester
    VET
    122
    3
    VET
    133
    3
    Animal Diseases II
    VET
    212
    2
    VET
    221
    4
    Total 12
    5th Semester
    VET
    235
    3
    Coordinated Internship: A Preceptorship in Veterinary Technology
    VET
    290
    4
    Total 7
    Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 68

    1 Students who have completed VET 111 do not need to take BIO 195.

    2 Students may substitute with SDV 100.

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

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

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