Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology Program (ASVT)
The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology program prepares graduates to enter the field as professional veterinary team member. Upon passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam and State licensing requirements, which includes a background check, graduates may seek employment as veterinary technicians. Veterinary technicians support veterinarians in a variety of duties under either immediate, direct, or indirect supervision, and include observing the behavior and condition of animals; monitoring and reporting their clinical symptoms; maintaining controlled drug inventory and related log books; administering anesthesia, preparing the patient and assisting in surgery and recovery, performing dental cleaning, dental x-ray and extractions, collecting samples for laboratory diagnostic testing on blood, urine, and feces; administering first aid, such as emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures, placing splints and bandages; treating wounds and burns, preparing and administering medications, vaccines, or treatments; filling prescriptions and taking and developing diagnostic radiographs.
Program Learning Outcomes
PLO1. Students demonstrate critical thinking skills by constructing evidence-based solutions in their field of study.
PLO2. Students demonstrate effective written communication skills in addressing topics in their field of study.
PLO3. Students demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills in discussion of topics in their field of study.
PLO4. Students demonstrate information literacy skills by utilizing appropriate resources in their field of study.
PLO5. Students demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills by utilizing numerical evidence to make clinical decisions in their field of study.
PLO6. Students demonstrate effective customer service to all stakeholders in support of the business needs of an organization.
PLO7. Students demonstrate social responsibility in addressing the needs of underserved communities.