A.S. in Veterinary Technology

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Program Description

The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree prepares students to become veterinary technicians. This on-campus program includes classroom theory, hands-on training and clinical experience. Students work with live animals (including dogs, cats, rats and rabbits) in state-of-the-art facilities. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum 


Course Credits
First Semester 14
BIO 230  Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
MAT 181  College Algebra 3
VET 101  Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
   
Second Semester 15
BIO 260  Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 226  Basic Microbiology 4
CHE 101  General Chemistry 4
VET 160  Care and Management of Exotic and Laboratory Animals 3
   
Third Semester 15
VET 202  Small Animal Management and Clinical Procedures 4
VET 210  Veterinary Clinical Technology and Laboratory Procedures 4
VET 220  Large Animal Management and Clinical Procedures 4
VET 240  Veterinary Pharmacy and Pharmacology 3
   
Fourth Semester 16
VET 230  Digital Diagnostic Imaging 3
VET 250  Surgical Nursing, Anesthesia and Pain Management 4
VET 292  Clinical Experience 3
General Education 6
Total 60

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/associate/veterinary-technology/index.aspx