ASVT Attendance Policies

Theory Class Hours and Attendance

Students must refer to their schedule for the actual class dates.

Veterinary Technology Program:  Four or five days per week (depending on term) Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. PST and concluding on or before 4:30 P.M. PST.  Internship hours total 280 hours over 13 weeks with the hours determined by the facility or practice attended. An on-campus review of 40 hours distributed over 13 weeks is also required.

Note:  Alternate days or different shifts may be required for certain Veterinary Technician facility labs and Internship.

Absence and Tardiness

The maximum number of allowable missed theory class sessions in a single term is nine (9) with the exception of VET2300 Internship where only one (1) on campus review session can be missed. Students will be marked absent if they miss more than 50% of a class session at the beginning, during or towards the end of a session.  Students not remediating theory class sessions prior to the start of the new term or exceeding the limit of missed class sessions will be dismissed from the program.

Absences and tardies for theory class sessions will be remediated by completion of an assignment associated with the objectives for the missed class sessions/tardy at the discretion of the course instructor.

Remediation assignments are due no later than the 7th day after the missed session. When a student misses a class session, it is his/her responsibility to contact the instructor to schedule the remediation of the missed coursework.

Lab and Clinical Attendance

It is the student’s responsibility to attend all clinical training sessions, both on and off campus in order to complete AVMA-required skills necessary for graduation.

One (1) lab/clinical absence is allowed per term. Exceptions occur with all designated lab courses where a student’s absence on specific essential skills lab days are prohibited which are noted in the syllabi and the Program Overview course table.  Students missing more than the allowed lab or clinical sessions per term are subject to dismissal from the program

Laboratory or clinical absences will be remediated by completion of an assignment associated with the objectives for the missed session at the discretion of the course instructor.

Absences during VET 2300 Veterinary Internship and VET 2000 Veterinary Preceptorship must be remediated on an hour-for-hour basis with the clinical site prior to the end of the term.

Makeup of Course Quizzes or Examinations Due to Absence

Any examination(s) missed due to absence from a theory class must be made up within 1 week from the date the examination was given or a grade of zero will be assigned to the examination. Regardless of the score achieved on the makeup exam, the maximum grade that will be entered into the student’s grade record for any makeup quiz or examination in a theory class will be 75%.

Student Responsibilities at Clinical Facilities

Students are responsible for the following while at clinical facilities (this includes facilities visited during VET 1100C, VET 1200C, VET 1300L, VET 2000, VET 2102C, VET 2221L, and VET 2300 or any other ASVT course):

  • Protecting, first and foremost, the health and safety of patients at clinical facilities.
  • Honoring the preservation of client/patient privacy by scrupulously observing confidentiality of client/patient information. Violation of client/patient confidentiality may lead to dismissal of the student from the program.
  • Seeking the guidance of a Stanbridge University instructor or clinical site when unsure of what to do.
  • Arranging for transportation to and from school, clinical facilities, and other designated locations for instruction in the ASVT program. Students are responsible for arranging their personal schedules to meet prearranged facility schedules.
  • Making the didactic and clinical schedule in the ASVT Program the top priority in their personal schedule.
  • Abiding by the rules and regulations of the clinical facilities.
  • Notifying the externship and preceptorship site and their instructor of any absences from a clinical facility. Failure to notify the site and their instructor will result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the program.