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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.

Veterinary Technician school student

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.

What is a Veterinary Technician?

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.

* Please note: Progression through the Ross College Veterinary Technology core program courses is contingent upon students receiving the mandatory pre-exposure rabies vaccine. Of all the communicable diseases to which a veterinary medical professional may be exposed, the contraction of rabies, while unlikely, is almost 100% fatal. Therefore, the Ross College Veterinary Technology program requires that all students be vaccinated against this disease before they may work with live animals.

Veterinary Technician Externships

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.

Certification for Veterinary Technician Graduates

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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I have never been good at school, so thinking about taking classes again made me very anxious and unsure if this was what I even really wanted. I feel confident that I made the right decision. The instructors really care about you and your academic goals. They do everything they can to help guide you through your Medical Assistant journey. Without their support, I would have really struggled to want to stick with the program. So, a huge THANK YOU to Ebony Whitney for your unconditional support and all the extra time you spent helping me!

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Medical Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
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  • Quad Cities
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  • Fort Wayne
  • Granger
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
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  • Dayton
  • Elyria
  • Mansfield
  • Niles
  • Canton (OH)
  • Sylvania
  • Johnson City
  • Knoxville
  • Charleston
  • Morgantown
Dental Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Huntsville
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Granger
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Muncie
  • Erlanger
  • Owensboro
  • Brighton
  • Canton (MI)
  • Davison
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kentwood
  • Lansing
  • Warren
  • New Baltimore
  • Muskegon
  • Saginaw
  • Cincinnati
  • Dayton
  • Elyria
  • Niles
  • Johnson City
  • Knoxville
  • Charleston
  • Morgantown
Veterinary Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Huntsville
  • Erlanger
  • Canton
  • Kalamazoo
  • New Baltimore
  • Warren
Pharmacy Technician Program Certificate online program
Nursing Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Brighton
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Midland
Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration Certificate online program
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Hopkinsville
  • Quad Cities
Nursing Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Canton (OH)
  • Cincinnati
  • Dayton
  • Elyria
  • Niles
  • Sylvania
Practical Nursing Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Canton (OH)
  • Cincinnati
  • Elyria
  • Niles
  • Sylvania
Veterinary Technology Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Canton (OH)
Business Management Program offered at these campus locations:
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