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Veterinary Technician

Program Details

  • College/University: Dakota County Technical College
  • Award: Associate of Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

A veterinary technician is a key component of the animal healthcare team. Veterinary technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to assist in diagnosing injuries and illnesses of animals. Veterinary technicians are able to perform vital tasks from evaluating an animal's condition to collecting and evaluating biological samples, to educating clients on nutrition and behavior, to administering and monitoring anesthesia. The Veterinary Technician Program will prepare students for a career caring for animals in vet clinics, animal research, or wildlife rescue. The program will provide the opportunity for hands-on learning needed to do pharmacology, surgical preparation, and animal care which will prepare students with the skills needed to find a career in the veterinary technician field. A certified veterinary technician has passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination or VTNE given by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.

Classroom Location(s)

  • Dakota County Technical College 55068
  • South Fork Office Centre 55044
Dakota County Technical College
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East Rosemount, MN 55068
Toll-Free: (877) 937-3282
Local: (651) 423-8000
TTY: (800) 627-3529