Veterinary Technology (Associates of Applied Science Degree)
This is a two year joint program with BridgeValley Community & Technical College. Students in the program receive training in all of the aspects necessary to become competent Veterinary Technicians. The students will become knowledgeable in areas of both large and small animal care and handling, client communication, hospital management, parasitology, nutrition, behavior, surgical nursing, anesthesia, radiology, dentistry, pharmacology, laboratory procedures and diseases. The students will also gain clinical experience in local veterinary hospitals. The graduate will have received the knowledge and skills necessary to be qualified for employment in such areas as clinical medicine, laboratory animal medicine, emergency medicine, biological research, food inspection, zoological medicine, academic instruction, pharmaceutical sales and government regulatory agencies. Upon successful completion of the program you will be a well rounded veterinary technician.
Veterinary technicians are one of the top 20 most needed professions in the United States. The large demand for veterinary technicians can easily land you a career in this exciting field!
The Program is accreditated by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technicians National Exam and the WV State Exam. Upon successfully passing both exams graduates will earn their license and become Registered veterinary technicians within WV.
The class schedule and information are found below.
Instructors: Dawn DeMoss, RVTG, Jeffery Patton, DVM , Catherine Robinson, DVM, Monica Patton, RVT and Heather Williams RVT
Prerequisites: High School Diploma/GED with specific scores. Completion of a chemistry course (either high school or college) with a "C" or better, one page typed essay title "Why I want to be a Veterinary Technician?", 20 hours of paid or volunteer veterinary experience, ACT composite scores of 20 or high, and admission to Bridge Valley CTC. You must have your own transportation. Application Deadline February 28th
Weekly Schedule: Classes are set prior to the beginning of the start date.