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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.
The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), the institutional accrediting agency of the Ross College, N. Canton OH location has acted to place the Veterinary Technician, Associate of Applied Science degree program on Program Specific Warning in a letter issued on February 16, 2023. The action was taken because the program’s credentialing pass rate has consistently been reported below ABHES’ 70% credentialing pass rate requirement since December 2020.
Because of the Program Specific Warning action, the institution was required to submit a formal Teach-Out Agreement Plan for the ABHES Commission’s review at its July 2023 Commission meeting. At the July 2023 meeting, the Commission elected to continue the Program Specific Warning action. Because of this action, the institution was required to submit an updated Teach-Out Agreement Plan by August 21, 2023 for review at the January 2024 Commission meeting. This plan may be withdrawn if the institution is able to demonstrate that its credentialing pass rates have come into compliance with ABHES standards for previous reporting periods.
I loved going to Ross. They are very interested in your career and always willing to help. I gained knowledge, hands-on experience, and lasting friendships. I tell everyone to join Ross!Kayline Pace Graduate Medical Assistant student at Lansing, MI campus Graduation: January 18, 2019
Beginning a new journey here at Ross Medical Educational Center has been one of my best accomplishments. Looking back from day one with all the nervousness and indecisiveness, I am proud to say I came, I saw, and I conquered. I would like to give a thanks to all my fellow classmates and the entire staff as I move forward in my endeavors.Taniquwa Stuart Graduate Medical Assistant student at Madison Heights, MI campus Graduation: January 16, 2019
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
My experience at Ross has been wonderful to say the least. The staff here truly cares for the students' success, and it shows. I am glad to be a part of such a great team! Thank you all for the opportunity to change my tomorrow today!Sheena Tipton Graduate Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration student at Flint, MI campus Graduation: April 2, 2019
My name is Jason Barton and I graduated from Ross in 2012. I have been privileged since then to be able to help Ross with guest speaking engagements, mock interviews, delivering speeches at the graduation ceremonies, and being an advisory board member. For the last two and a half years, I have been even more privileged to be an instructor here at Ross. I am so thankful to be able to give back to Ross, which has given me so much.Jason Barton Graduate Medical Assistant student at Kalamazoo, MI campus Graduation: December 6, 2012