Get personalized info on veterinary career training at Ross in Canton, Ohio.

Virtual advising now offered for new students!

Receive interactive Veterinary Technician training at our Ross North Canton campus.

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.

Change your tomorrow, today.

Get Started
Kai Knudsen

Instructor has me more interested in this class than any previous instructor in any college I've attended.

Kai Knudsen Graduate Veterinary Assistant student at New Baltimore, MI campus Graduation: June 12, 2019
Kayla Childress

Prior to Ross, I had attended two other colleges trying to find a career that I would be passionate about. Once I came to Ross, I knew I had found the career that I will love. The instructors supported me every step of the way, as well as other staff members on campus. I am so glad I made the choice to continue my education at Ross. I am excited for my future and all the opportunities ahead of me!

Kayla Childress Graduate Medical Assistant student at Port Huron, MI campus Graduation: April 24, 2019
Angela Baldomero-Benet

Ross is amazing to me, it saved and changed my life when I felt I had nowhere to go. I went to Ross to get information about their training program, not expecting to be enrolled. The staff was very friendly and informative and by the time I left, my life had changed. I had some fears about the courses, but the staff was always so encouraging and supportive of me. The program is full of motivation and support and that helped me maintain a good grade point average. I am now a proud graduate of Ross Medical Education Center. I was in a very dark place, and Ross helped save my life.

Angela Baldomero-Benet Graduate Medical Assistant student at Knoxville, TN campus Graduation: October 18, 2019
Jason Dixon

Ross is a great school. They are professionals and great mentors. I am so grateful for how dedicated they are to seeing their students become successful Medical Assistants.

Jason Dixon Graduate Medical Assistant student at Port Huron, MI campus Graduation: December 23, 2019
Bobbi Moore

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
Medical Assistant Program offered at these campus locations:
  • Huntsville
  • Quad Cities
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Granger
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Muncie
  • Bowling Green
  • Erlanger
  • Hopkinsville
  • Owensboro
  • Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek
  • Brighton
  • Canton (MI)
  • Davison
  • Flint
  • Grand Rapids
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kentwood
  • Lansing
  • Midland
  • Muskegon
  • New Baltimore
  • Port Huron
  • Saginaw
  • Taylor
  • Warren
  • Cincinnati
  • 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:
  • Hopkinsville, KY
Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree online program
Health Care Administration Associate Degree online program
Human, Social, and Health Services Associate of Applied Science Degree online program
Medical Billing Administrative Specialist Associate Degree online program
Medical Office Administration Certificate Program online program
Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration Certificate online program
Pharmacy Technician Program Certificate online program