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Veterinary Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

A veterinary technician works with veterinarians. Some areas of responsibility for veterinary technicians include general animal care, surgical assistance, medical treatments, laboratory tests and X-rays. A veterinary technician may function as an anesthetist, a nutritional counselor, and a shoulder for the client to lean on in times of stress. The work of the veterinary technician varies with the type of practice. In a small animal practice, the technician will usually be involved in all aspects of patient care and at least some office management. In larger practices and in institutions, the technician may become specialized in some area of practice such as surgery or intensive care.

Please access the most up to date information by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Offices at Eastview Campus, Room 8356 or Round Rock Campus, Room 3105.

  Prerequisites Credit Hours
  CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I - Lecture 3
  CHEM 1105 Introductory Chemistry I -- Lab 1
  BIOL 1406 Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
  MATH 1332 College Mathematics 3
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    VTHT 1103 Canine and Feline Care and Husbandry 1
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  15
  Semester I
  VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3
  VTHT 1205 Veterinary Medical Terminology 2
  VTHT 1413 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 4
  VTHT 1309 Veterinary Nutrition 3
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  13
  Semester II
  VTHT 2323 Veterinary Clinical Pathology I 3
  VTHT 2301 Canine and Feline Clinical Management 3
  VTHT 1160 Clinical-Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 1
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  7
  Semester III
  VTHT 2431 Veterinary Clinical Pathology II 4
    PHIL 2303 Logic OR 3
    PHIL 2306 Ethics
  VTHT 1349 Veterinary Pharmacology 3
  VTHT 1317 Veterinary Office Management 3
  VTHT 2213 Lab Animal Clinical Management 2
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  15
  Semester IV
  VTHT 1341 Anesthesia and Surgical Assistance 3
  VTHT 1345 Veterinary Radiology 3
  VTHT 2325 Large Animal Assisting Techniques 3
  VTHT 1140 Veterinary Jurisprudence and Ethics 1
    SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
    PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
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  16
  Semester V
  VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management 2
  VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management 2
  VTHT 2166 Practicum (or Field Experience) Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 1
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  6
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  TOTALS 72

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Topic: Medical Mathematics for Veterinary Technicians
  2Topic: RVT Exam Preparation