Welcome to the Veterinary Technology Program!
Next cohort to start in Fall 2024
April 22, 2024 through June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024, at 5:00 PM
Admissions Decisions Sent:
July 8, 2024, to RCSJ email account
The AAS Veterinary Technology degree is designed for students with no prior knowledge or clinical skills in veterinary technology. Veterinary technicians are professionals with a large scope of practice dedicated to animal health care who serve as vital members of the veterinary medical team and are trusted with diverse medical responsibilities, including animal care and nursing, basic and advanced life support, laboratory procedures (sampling, handling, and analysis), pharmacy and pharmacology, physical therapy, surgical nursing, anesthesia (induction, maintenance, and monitoring), pain management and analgesia, dentistry, diagnostic imaging (radiographs, ultrasound, CT, and MR), emergency and critical care, nutritional management, patient advocacy, pet owner education, and promotion of public health.
Statement of Pre-Accreditation Status**
RCSJ will be applying to seek initial accreditation from The American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technology Education and Activities (AVMA CVTEA). The submission and acceptance of our application does not guarantee accreditation, and applying for accreditation does not grant any temporary accreditation status.
Graduation from a veterinary technology program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technology Education and Activities (AVMA CVTEA)is necessary for eligibility to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), which is required for credentialing of veterinary technicians in all states.
Students will be kept informed as to the status of accreditation. In the event accreditation is not achieved, students will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Studies as a contingency. Upon successful appeal by the college to AVMA CVTEA for accreditation, students' degrees will then be conferred as A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology.