2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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)


Course Credits
General Education Courses 42
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
ENG 101  English Composition I
Public Speaking
Any Public Speaking Course
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
MAT 181  College Algebra (or higher)
Health and Wellness
BIO 226  Basic Microbiology
Technological Literacy
VET 230  Digital Diagnostic Imaging
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course
Natural Sciences
CHE 101  General Chemistry I
Social Sciences
Any Social Science Course
General Education Options
  • MAT 215  Statistics
  • ENG 102  Composition II (recommended)
  • Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Course (Recommended: PHI 307  Medical Ethics  OR  PHI 308  Bioethics)
  • General Education Course
Required Major Courses 36
VET 101  Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3
VET 160  Care and Management of Exotic and Laboratory Animals 3
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
VET 250  Surgical Nursing, Anesthesia and Pain Management 4
VET 292  Clinical Experience  3
VET 301  Contemporary Issues in Veterinary Medicine 2
VET 450  Case Studies in Veterinary Medicine 3
VET 492  Specialty Clinical Experience 3
Required Related (Cognate) Courses 12
BIO 120  General Zoology 4
BIO 230  Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 260  Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Related Electives 12
300- to 400-level BIO, ENS or VET elective courses (Recommended: BIO 450  Immunology  OR  BIO 460  Pathophysiology) 12
Free Electives 18
Total 120

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): VET 492 Specialty Clinical Experience
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): VET 301 Contemporary Issues in Veterinary Medicine AND VET 492 Specialty Clinical Experience
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): CHE 101 General Chemistry I

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