ASVT General Information

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 state licensing requirements, which includes a background check, graduates may seek employment as veterinary technicians.  Veterinary technicians assist veterinarians in a variety of duties, including observing the behavior and condition of animals; monitoring their clinical symptoms; maintaining controlled drug inventory and related log books; administering anesthesia to animals under the direction of a veterinarian; performing laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces; administering first aid, such as emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures; preparing and administering medications, vaccines, or treatments; filling prescriptions; collecting samples for laboratory testing, and taking and developing diagnostic radiographs.