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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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Lillian Miller

Following my years after high school, coming to Ross was one of the best things I've chosen to do. I've learned a lot through my classmates and teachers. Ross has helped me to further my career for becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner. I highly recommend Ross to anyone who is looking for a great medical program.

Lillian Miller Graduate Medical Assistant student at Madison Heights, MI campus Graduation: March 13, 2019
Shayla Hall

I thank Ross for everything that they have done, from the first time I stepped foot on their campus. I was so afraid, but not so much of starting school, but afraid of failure. That was my biggest fear until talking with one of the school's administrators. She made me feel so comfortable in becoming a student at Ross. Once I started and met my teachers it became so easy. They took time out to help me when I didn't understand things, which made it that much easier. Once I got to my externship I was so excited yet afraid at the same time. However, where they sent me for my externship is where I wanted to go and upon completion, I am very proud to say that I got hired and I am still working there to this day! Ross helped me with my career so much that I enrolled in the online school for Ross and received my associates degree. It was hard being a full-time mom, employee, and student, but I did it and so can you, thanks to Ross and its amazing team!

Shayla Hall Graduate Medical Assistant student at Portage, MI campus Graduation: November 9, 2016
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Hello! My name is Raeven Barnes. I am twenty five years old, and I am from Kalamazoo, MI. I made the decision to come to Ross Medical because I was sick. I was basically living in the hospital on and off for about ten years. I saw the opposite side of the medical world while being a patient and fighting for my life. Unfortunately, while being under the care of certain medical professionals, there was little to no empathy. I started to have this desire to help others like me. I have been through the storm in my life and now that I'm healthy I am so happy to be attending Ross. I can't wait to become a Pharmacy Technician and make a difference in someone's life.

Raeven Barnes Graduate Pharmacy Technician student at Kalamazoo, MI campus Graduation: August 26, 2019
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I thought I had my whole life to go back to school and then I had kids. Everything came to a halt and I thought it was too late for me. One night I did some digging and came across Ross Medical Education Center. I applied and instantly knew this was my chance to go back to school. It wasn't too late, and now I have graduated! Best choice I've made in making a career for myself!

Abbigail Phebus Graduate Medical Assistant student at Lafayette, IN campus Graduation: December 18, 2018
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I started at Ross Medical in October of 2018. I loved it right away. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I was halfway through my 3rd mod when I had to have heart surgery. Unfortunately, this caused me to have to leave the program. I was very disappointed to say the least. All of the staff was extremely encouraging, telling me not to worry and that they would be there to help me when I came back. I returned June of 2019. True to their word, they were ready and waiting to get me back on track. Mrs. Craft and Mrs. Kerner are extremely knowledgeable in what they teach. They gave me everything I needed to be a successful student and MA. My experience at Ross gave me the knowledge and tools to become a confident MA. I would recommend Ross to everyone! I actually have a friend in KY who just asked about Ross and I made sure to tell her what an amazing experience I had. If you are looking for a career in the medical field, Ross Medical Education Center is a really good option.

Bobbi Moore Graduate Medical Assistant student at Madison Heights, MI campus Graduation: November 12, 2019
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