B.S. in Veterinary Technology

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology includes classroom theory, hands-on training and clinical experience. The curriculum lays a foundation of core knowledge of topics related to animal care and builds on it, preparing students to fill positions in education and industries that require a bachelor's degree (including leadership roles). Students work with live animals (including dogs, cats, rats and rabbits) in state-of-the art facilities.  

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 14
BIO 230  Anatomy and Physiology 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 226  Basic Microbiology 4
BIO 260  Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHE 101  General Chemistry I 4
VET 160  Care and Management of Exotic and Laboratory Animals 3
   
Sophomore Year  
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 Courses 6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
BIO 120  General Zoology 4
ENG 102  English Composition II 3
VET 301  Contemporary Issues in Veterinary Medicine 2
Free Electives 3
General Education Course 3
   
Sixth Semester 15
BIO/ENV/VET Elective 3
MAT 215  Statistics 3
Free Electives 6
General Education Course 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
BIO/ENV/VET Elective 3
VET 450  Case Studies in Veterinary Medicine  OR  VET 492  Specialty Clinical Experience 3
Free Electives 6
General Education Course 3
   
Eighth Semester 15
BIO/ENV/VET Electives 6
VET 450  Case Studies in Veterinary Medicine  OR  VET 492  Specialty Clinical Experience 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Course 3
Total 120 

Program Notes

BIO 450  Immunology (3 credits)  OR  BIO 460  Pathophysiology (3 credits) are recommended courses for fulfilling related electives.

Program Webpage

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