Veterinary Technology - Lancaster County Career & Technology Center

Veterinary Technology

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Program Overview

What is Veterinary Technology?

The program combines classroom theory and laboratory experience on topics including care, surgical procedures, proper washing and feeding techniques, and overall care of animals. By completing the program, students will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) for Licensing as a Certified Veterinary Technician.  In the Veterinary Technology Program, students will be instructed on veterinary practice and administration, including topics on how to obtain animal health records, schedule appointments, admit and discharge patients, file medical records, handle receipts, perform basic client education, and all aspects of customer relations.

Your Future In Veterinary Technology

General Veterinary Skills

  • Clean and maintain kennels, animal holding areas, examination and operating rooms, and animal loading/unloading facilities to control the spread of disease.
  • Hold or restrain animals during veterinary procedures.
  • Administer medication, immunizations, and blood plasma to animals as prescribed by veterinarians.
  • Assist veterinarians in examining animals to determine the nature of illnesses or injuries.
  • Clean, maintain, and sterilize instruments and equipment.
  • Perform routine laboratory tests or diagnostic tests such as taking and developing x-rays

Surgery Skills

  • Monitor animals’ recovering from surgery and notify veterinarians of any unusual changes or symptoms.
  • Administer anesthetics during surgery and monitor the effects on animals.
  • Prepare surgical equipment, and pass instruments and materials to veterinarians during surgical procedures.

Programs Course Catalog

Veterinary Technology Specialized Associate Degree Program (AST)

2 Years, 1535 Hours, 74 Credits

Program Description:  The program combines classroom theory and laboratory experience on topics including care, surgical procedures, proper washing and feeding techniques, and overall care of animals.By completing the program, students... Read more

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