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The Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills leading to entry-level employment in a variety of veterinary clinical settings and related fields.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to provide a wide range of clinical skills including animal patient care, laboratory procedures, medical imaging, anesthesia administration and monitoring, and surgical assistance for a variety of domestic animals.
A veterinary technician is an important part of the veterinary team. They work under the supervision of a veterinarian and often assist them with a variety of clinical and laboratory tasks.
During their education and during their externship, they are trained to perform laboratory tests, provide specialized care, take and process radiographs (x-rays), prepare animals and equipment for procedures and surgeries, assist in variety of medical procedures, and more.
After the conclusion of the classroom portion of the Veterinary Technology program at Ross, there is a required externship experience. Students have the meaningful opportunity to practice their knowledge and skills in the field alongside other veterinary healthcare professionals. In addition, it allows employers at the veterinary facilities the chance to see the students in action prior to making hiring decisions for their office.
Students who finish the Veterinary Technology program that have not yet taken the Veterinary Technology National Exam (VTNE) are considered veterinary assistants. Once they have taken and passed the VTNE, they register with the state of Ohio and then are called Registered Veterinary Technicians.
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